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Question Advise for a succesful elective application (IMG)

Dear everyone,

I am an international med student from Germany and I would be happy about any advise on how to increase the chances for a succesful application with regards to electives in the US. My intention is to apply for two 1-month electives in subspecialties of IM in between October and January. I am not sure, if it is regular practice to contact the supervisors of the electives in advance to introduce yourself? Or would you recommend to just send in your application? Are there subspecialties of IM, where the chances comparably good? I think to apply for electives in Hopkins, Yale or maybe Harvard.

Thank you for your help.
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