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USCE & Clinical Rotations IMG discussions of United States Clinical Experience (USCE), clinical rotations, clerkships, externships, observerships, electives, and internships.


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Would you rank the order of importance of these USCE types according to the latest standards.
1) electives
2) externships in a private clinic
3) observerships
4) research with clinical contact
5) research without clinical contact

I would rank them as follows:

Electives> externship > research with clinical > research without clinical> observership
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So how about externship in a hospital! Why are you ranking only private clinic externship!
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You ranking is right but you need to remember something.

Observership in Harvard is way better than elective in an unknown university somewhere in America.

So the place where you do these stuff plays major role.

But generally speaking (if we removed the confounding factor of the location) the order you mentioned is correct.
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So how about externship in a hospital! Why are you ranking only private clinic externship!
i guess externship in a hospital or private clinic has the same level of importance. As far as i know externships are available through paid organizations like ameri, fmg etc which is very common now a days and mostly in medical centres or private clinics. Thats why i put private clinic.
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