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Program Directors Can I email the PDs directly about externships!

I want to ask you one thing when I am searching the website to apply with my step 1 scores only there are contact emails of program directors shall i write mail directly to them asking about externship or observership
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Yes, you can do that but if the website does not mention externship or observeship opportunities for IMGs then most probably your email/mail will be ignored.

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sabio i want to know one thing also when we apply for residency i mean when ill be applying to know about their criteria etc or do they accept IMG, can we directly contact pd. as in place like India i have felt ppl on such a high post doesnt like been disturbed what u say and i am searching for observership etc most site doesn't mention it i have tired at least first 50 places so sending them email is good or to call
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I am afraid I don't understand your point.
Please clarify.

You want to contact PDs for observership or for residency application!

There's no problem in USA to contact the PDs directly, but if the program does not have observership and you are contacting them about observership they'll definitely ignore your email.

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sry sabio for creating confusion. I mean right now i want to contact them for observership or externship , but i felt later when ill be applying for residency is it ok to contact them straight related to our residency questions etc . I mean to try to impress etc . Or to contact any assossiated person with pd i find on website . Actually i am just not sure how things work in usa .How to try to get residency etc as this is what i want most in life but i have no one else to guide
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I am afraid I don't understand your point.
Please clarify.

You want to contact PDs for observership or for residency application!

There's no problem in USA to contact the PDs directly, but if the program does not have observership and you are contacting them about observership they'll definitely ignore your email.

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