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Unhappy Do we have to do Clerkships?

I just need your help there is no one to ask so I am asking u guys,

Actually I am doing my internship right now and kind of confused, many of friend are going for clerkship and I don't know what to do is that important?

I thought that if I score good marks then that's enough!

The point is clerkship is always paid or externship are also good I mean is it really imp to have clerkship?

One of my seniors had pass all USMLE except step3 but he said he still didn't get any residency is that possible!

I mean I thought to try scoring good and that what matters and

Is there also research that we can do?
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Arrow Yes, it's very useful

There are many factors that affect your residency applications.

One of the most important factors is the USMLE Scores, if you have high USMLE scores then this will certainly be extremely useful when apply for the match later on.

But there are other factors that are also very important and one of these factors is "US Clinical Experience".

This US Clinical Experience [USCE] can be either in the form of hands-on externship or research. Some people also may consider observership as USCE equivalent also. Most of the observerships can be sought via connections and you don't need to pay for them.

So when you come to USA for your CS exam you will be connecting with many people and students here and they will all tell you to find some kind of USCE.

Yes, of course research is excellent and some people consider it better than clerkships, to see which is better externship or research please check this
http://www.usmle-forums.com/externsh...xternship.html

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Did anybody got residency with doing USCE?
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Yes, but the chances are getting more difficult year after year because you will be competing with people who did USCE and they will certainly be preferred over you.

Other factors that affect you residency match probability are:
Your age, years since graduation, gaps in the CV, research publications, visa requirement, specialty you are looking for, and many others.

Hope I cleared your confusion, please reply if you still have doubts
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sir what how can we apply for research work etc i mean what are the requirements for it and where can we apply for clerkship and how we goign to kn we are doing it from a reliable hospital
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sir what how can we apply for research work etc i mean what are the requirements for it and where can we apply for clerkship and how we goign to kn we are doing it from a reliable hospital
There's no magical website that I can refer you to it.
You have to start searching the Internet for universities and medical schools and research institutes and start contacting them one by one.
These research positions are usually created based on temporary needs for temporary projects and grants.
Connections with faculty is the key here. If you know doctors working in universities and medical schools they can certainly help you.
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There's no magical website that I can refer you to it.
You have to start searching the Internet for universities and medical schools and research institutes and start contacting them one by one.
These research positions are usually created based on temporary needs for temporary projects and grants.
Connections with faculty is the key here. If you know doctors working in universities and medical schools they can certainly help you.
infact i tried to search but it become so confusing and i dont have any friends there lets see how thing work
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