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Question Observership or Work as a Medical Assistant?

My original plan for a USCE was to do an observership at a private clinic (100% sure) or a teaching hospital (50/50 chance). However, I had a job offer at a semi-government hospital in the U.S. for a medical assistant position in the internal medicine department. It has a really good pay, but a 1-year contract.

Now I am confused. Which would look better in my CV? An observership at a private clinic, and if I'm lucky at a teaching hospital? Or actual work experience as a medical assistant in a semi-government hospital?

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sounds like 1 year as a medical assistant will be better.

but, i hope you receive a response from someone who will know better than me. i have yet to take step 1.
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Actually I am in the same position as you, so I'd definitely say the paid medical assistant! Observership doesn't allow you to do anything, just watch; whereas, as an assistant, it will be more hands on.
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Working as a medical assistant would help you obtain residency relevant hands-on USCE.

There are several research articles on the selection criteria for residency and observership and research are not recommended.

However, you want to make sure that you work with or help as many US Physicians to help you secure a minimum of 4 LORs from US physicians. Would benefit you to secure 2 part-time positions in two patient care facilities.

We offer the only state approved Advanced Medical Assisting-Medical Residency Track program for IMGs. In addition to 5 individual externship rotations, in 5 different patient care facilities, under the supervision of 5 different, and online courses. We also provide job placement assistance as CAMA and currently working with many teaching hospitals. ITs an all in one type of program.

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Hey,

Can you share please how did u get this medical assistant position ?

I would really appreciate your help.
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Do you ever wonder what a medical assistant salary is? What they make in one hour or as their annual income? The following page will give you a concise overview of information regarding a medical assistant salary, including: job prospects, work environment, factors affecting medical assistant salary, typical work schedule, hourly medical assistant salary, annual medical assistant salary, highest paying cities, highest paying states, and highest paying work environment.
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Hey guys..does anyone know if you need a certificate to work as Medical Assistant? I Know for physician assistant you must have gotten to PA school. Even better if you knew Florida requisites.

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Hey guys..does anyone know if you need a certificate to work as Medical Assistant? I Know for physician assistant you must have gotten to PA school. Even better if you knew Florida requisites.

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Hey! nice article you share.
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