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I plan to go for 2013 Match and would like to apply for Neuro as well as IM. I have done two externships (insured, hands-on) in IM and I have time for one month more of usce.
- Should the 3rd month be in IM or Neuro?
- I cannot find too many places offering externships in Neuro anyway. Must I have usce only in the stream I apply to? If I apply for Neuro with 3 months usce in IM-will it count or be ignored?
- If I go for 2 months usce in IM and 1 month externship in Neuro, will that be a stupid move when I apply for IM which is supposedly more competitive and requires more usce?
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as far as i know the point in doing USA rotations is to get familiar with the american system, although its always better to do the rotations in the area of your interest, after all, having the experience with the system and having LORs is better that having nothing.

i believe that in both cases (neuro and IM) the difference is not HUGE... what i mean is that, if you are applying to IM with experience in surgery, or psychiatry, then THAT could catch PDs attention and make him wonder how serious you are about their specialty and their program, but anyway, its always better that having no experience at all
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Hello and good evening how are you? To answer your question, you will certainly need to have residency relevant experience and at minimum one recommendation letter from each specialty you are applying to.

It would be fine for you to apply to Internal Medicine with Neuro experience, many people apply to residency with exposure to more than one specialty.

We offer Neuro hands on experience in Chicago if you would like placement here please PM me. I will be happy to help
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I plan to go for 2013 Match and would like to apply for Neuro as well as IM. I have done two externships (insured, hands-on) in IM
May I ask you how you got those two externships, and If you got them through an externship company then how was the experience?
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sorry- my use of the word "externship" is misleading i guess. i did electives in med school. im looking for reviews of smaller externship companies as well...
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Okay sure this is no problem. I would suggest private messaging me once you need my help good luck and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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