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Old 11-29-2011
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hi this is my first post on this forum so plz ignore any errors i make...
i am in 3rd year right now and im looking forward to taking a elective in my internship...but im really confused wether i have to pay for an elective...my friend told me that if u take an elective which you pay for.. it doesnt hold much value!! and that its better to take an unpaid elective even if its from a college of a lower grade

can someone plz help me out here!!
thnx.......
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You don't pay for electives. You pay for externships.

To know more about the various types of USCE please read here
Types of USCE; Externship, Observership, Electives Differences and Ranking

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thanx...ill look into it....
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Do I need to be a final year student to be eligible to apply to electives or I can be a 4th year student to do so ?
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You don't pay for electives. You pay for externships.

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many institutions demand tution fee for elective.. isnt it called paid elective?? or tution fee is different??
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many institutions demand tution fee for elective.. isnt it called paid elective?? or tution fee is different??
Yes that's correct but nobody ever will say that such an elective is bad. IMGs usually think that paid "externships" are bad that's why I wanted to correct his information.

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