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Old 02-19-2012
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hi two of my relatives are running their own clinics in the US i wanted to know if doing an externship there and getting a strong letter of recommendation would be good enuf or better than doing a observership in a a teaching hospital, would program directors still value my clinical experience.
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I'd say the letterhead logo printed on the LoR has higher impact on your residency chances than the content of the LoR itself.

This means that when you get an observer LoR from a big University institute is regarded higher than a great externship LoR from a small private clinic (specially if the letter writer has a name that is of similar ethnicity to yours).

Bottom line. If you have two options then go for the bigger institute even if it was just observership.

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