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Warning! Electives for credit a requirement?

I'm from India and in the final year of my medical school. In the electives application there is a point that asks
" Is the student approved to take this elective FOR CREDIT?"

Do we need to put a yes there or a no?
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I'm from India and in the final year of my medical school. In the electives application there is a point that asks
" Is the student approved to take this elective FOR CREDIT?"

Do we need to put a yes there or a no?
Yes. The university where you will be doing the elective will give you academic credit. Does not matter much when applying for residency perhaps but if you dean is willing to sign the form put yes.
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Yes. The university where you will be doing the elective will give you academic credit. Does not matter much when applying for residency perhaps but if you dean is willing to sign the form put yes.
What if our school do not take credit from them?
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What if our school do not take credit from them?

It's just a requirement for MSKCC, others give clerkships without credit as well
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Is that true? THank you so much andygill.Ya actually MSKCC just replied my email too, they said that they do not give credit.
Which university did you apply for? I applied for Jefferson, Alabama, FIU, and CWRU. So 4 of them do not give credits?
The CWRU application states that "Student is approved to do electives away from home school for academic credit:"
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Is that true? THank you so much andygill.Ya actually MSKCC just replied my email too, they said that they do not give credit.
Which university did you apply for? I applied for Jefferson, Alabama, FIU, and CWRU. So 4 of them do not give credits?
The CWRU application states that "Student is approved to do electives away from home school for academic credit:"
Yeah CWRU gives without credit I guess cause my seniors have conpleted their clerkships there and our deans office does not accept academic credit, so maybe they do accept without it.

MSKCC replied stating that they don't accept students who are not awarded academic credit and I guess that is the only place that doesn't.
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