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Hi,

I'm an IMG and I'm now applying for electives for 2017.
I only have limited time in the States to do my electives, and since I got into other places, I now have one month left to spare. I'm deciding between Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan to apply for.

I aim to get into Internal Medicine residency in the future. Taking this into consideration, which of the two will give me more of an edge? Like, LOR-wise etc.

For Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan, which months are less competitive? Is April better than May? I'd very much like to apply for those months to increase my chances of getting in.

Thanks!
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Hi,

I'm an IMG and I'm now applying for electives for 2017.
I only have limited time in the States to do my electives, and since I got into other places, I now have one month left to spare. I'm deciding between Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan to apply for.

I aim to get into Internal Medicine residency in the future. Taking this into consideration, which of the two will give me more of an edge? Like, LOR-wise etc.

For Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan, which months are less competitive? Is April better than May? I'd very much like to apply for those months to increase my chances of getting in.

Thanks!
Apply to both and then choose the one based on acceptance. This will keep you on a safer side.
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Hi,

I'm an IMG and I'm now applying for electives for 2017.
I only have limited time in the States to do my electives, and since I got into other places, I now have one month left to spare. I'm deciding between Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan to apply for.

I aim to get into Internal Medicine residency in the future. Taking this into consideration, which of the two will give me more of an edge? Like, LOR-wise etc.

For Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan, which months are less competitive? Is April better than May? I'd very much like to apply for those months to increase my chances of getting in.

Thanks!
Apply to both and then choose the one based on acceptance. This will keep you on a safer side.

Thank you!!
I will apply for both of them.

My other elective in the States starts the end of Feb next year. But I won't get the results from Mayo for April's elective till Mid-Feb. Memorial Sloan should be faster. This makes it easier for me to find a place to live for that elective (if I get in eventually).

If I successfully get Memorial Sloan's acceptance, I'm not sure if I should accept it instantly or wait for Mayo's results. That's why I want to know which one is a better choice for me. And that, is it worth it to wait for Mayo's response. I really like how Mayo is run and their emphasis on empathy. Sloan, on the other hand, is extremely prestigious.

And that makes it hard for me to choose.

I would appreciate any more input from you guys!
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Hey imfan,

Have you heard any news back from Mayo?

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I will apply for both of them.

My other elective in the States starts the end of Feb next year. But I won't get the results from Mayo for April's elective till Mid-Feb. Memorial Sloan should be faster. This makes it easier for me to find a place to live for that elective (if I get in eventually).

If I successfully get Memorial Sloan's acceptance, I'm not sure if I should accept it instantly or wait for Mayo's results. That's why I want to know which one is a better choice for me. And that, is it worth it to wait for Mayo's response. I really like how Mayo is run and their emphasis on empathy. Sloan, on the other hand, is extremely prestigious.

And that makes it hard for me to choose.

I would appreciate any more input from you guys!
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You must apply to as many programs and locations as possible. If you are looking for programs I received my rotation list from a friend Anaya. Her email is Anaya.rettaa@gmail.com. She may be able to assist.
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