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Default Do IMGs need to spend money to get USCE ?

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Is it possible for an IMG to get USCE without paying crazy amount of money ? When I contact medical wards they often tell me they do not accept IMGs. What do you guys do in order to get USCE ? Does every IMG acquire USCE though private companies ? Any advice on the matter will be greatly appreciated. Thank you !
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Hi everyone,

Is it possible for an IMG to get USCE without paying crazy amount of money ? When I contact medical wards they often tell me they do not accept IMGs. What do you guys do in order to get USCE ? Does every IMG acquire USCE though private companies ? Any advice on the matter will be greatly appreciated. Thank you !
Florida international university is accepting many International students for elective program. You can apply there. But the tuition fees are the same as private companies. Even I am searching which private company should I go for.
If you find out something then please do let me know. mail me at jankipatel1994@yahoo.co.in
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Florida international university is accepting many International students for elective program. You can apply there. But the tuition fees are the same as private companies. Even I am searching which private company should I go for.
If you find out something then please do let me know. mail me at jankipatel1994@yahoo.co.in
University elective >>>> than private company elective

Private companies are mainly used by graduates who are not eligible for doing electives.
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University elective >>>> than private company elective

Private companies are mainly used by graduates who are not eligible for doing electives.
Have you done your electives anywhere.? any suggestions.?
Actually I have heard that FIU electives are also private, they post us with a doctor who goes to private hospital, which is not even a teaching hospital and LOR letter head is also of a private doctor
And medclerkship guys are promising me a hospital letterhead, this is the reason why I am confused
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Have you done your electives anywhere.? any suggestions.?
Actually I have heard that FIU electives are also private, they post us with a doctor who goes to private hospital, which is not even a teaching hospital and LOR letter head is also of a private doctor
And medclerkship guys are promising me a hospital letterhead, this is the reason why I am confused
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Actually it depends on which elective you choose. If it's mostly outpatient then you'll be posted in a small medical center that mainly takes care of the OPD. But then even mostly outpatient experiences provide you with atleast once a week visit to a hospital. On the other hand if your elective is mainly inpatient then ofcourse you are mostly posted in a hospital that is affiliated with FIU for the same. The only con of FIU is that HWCOM only has residency in psych and the rest of the residency positions are in it's affiliated hospitals which include Mt Sinai,Florida; Cleveland Florida etc.
So this is the reason why people prefer other uni electives over FIU.
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Actually it depends on which elective you choose. If it's mostly outpatient then you'll be posted in a small medical center that mainly takes care of the OPD. But then even mostly outpatient experiences provide you with atleast once a week visit to a hospital. On the other hand if your elective is mainly inpatient then ofcourse you are mostly posted in a hospital that is affiliated with FIU for the same. The only con of FIU is that HWCOM only has residency in psych and the rest of the residency positions are in it's affiliated hospitals which include Mt Sinai,Florida; Cleveland Florida etc.
So this is the reason why people prefer other uni electives over FIU.
Okay thank you!
I have also applied in couple of other universities but I am not sure that I will get there.
So FIU is better than these companies, Right.?
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Okay thank you!
I have also applied in couple of other universities but I am not sure that I will get there.
So FIU is better than these companies, Right.?
I can't answer that with 100% surety but if we read their IVMS page then it says the student will be given a certificate of completion, evaluation by the perceptor so in a way you do get a proof of doing your elective in a university based elective program.
So I would slightly bend towards FIU but then it's upto you. Hard to choose indeed.
But if you wanna take up psych elective then FIU for sure as it has residency in psych.
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Actually it depends on which elective you choose. If it's mostly outpatient then you'll be posted in a small medical center that mainly takes care of the OPD. But then even mostly outpatient experiences provide you with atleast once a week visit to a hospital. On the other hand if your elective is mainly inpatient then ofcourse you are mostly posted in a hospital that is affiliated with FIU for the same. The only con of FIU is that HWCOM only has residency in psych and the rest of the residency positions are in it's affiliated hospitals which include Mt Sinai,Florida; Cleveland Florida etc.
So this is the reason why people prefer other uni electives over FIU.
I am looking for USCE in Family Medicine. Most paid clerkship offer observerships at outpatient basis for the same. Can I find some inpatient experience for Family Medicine? Please guide.
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I am looking for USCE in Family Medicine. Most paid clerkship offer observerships at outpatient basis for the same. Can I find some inpatient experience for Family Medicine? Please guide.
As family medicine is mostly an outpatient field so I guess it'll be difficult to find an inpatient one.
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