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Question Wayne State University Observership

Hi all,
I'm new to this forum since I'm still doing step 1 ,but I've just received an email from Wayne State ,IM department ,saying that my application was accepted & they're asking for $1500 for one month of observership.
my question is ,is it worth it ??!!
please any advise is appreciated.
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Are u a student or Graduate ?
It depends upon that
For a graduate getting an university LOR even if it's a observership is better rather than having nothing at all
So I feel that's worthy
Let's see what majority say here
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thanks bharathpamulapat for your input.
I'm a recent grad 2010 ,done with step 2 & sitting for step 1 in March ,US citizen.
so you think it's worth $1500?
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U being a citizen can try someother programs out here and see ,
If u dont get anything else ,
Then this a better way to go
I strictly say if I'm in a position like u I would have done that
But it varies from person to person
So let's see if anyone clarifies anything
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thank you ,I'll wait for other opinions hopefully someone else will respond cause they are waiting for a response & the only thing I'm not sure about is if it's a good observership program or not & if it;s worth paying that money for it.
I had applied for observership in many other university hospitals but that is the only one that responded.
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Guys?! anybody ?! forum staff ?!
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i just made the payment for the month of december.
I did it coz i needed to be in michigan at that time anyway... but most programs prefer externships so it would be worth your money if you can find that.

but as others suggested... better to have something than nothing at all...
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hey guys!!
do you make a payment for observorship over the phone? in wayne state?
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Hi all,
I'm new to this forum since I'm still doing step 1 ,but I've just received an email from Wayne State ,IM department ,saying that my application was accepted & they're asking for $1500 for one month of observership.
my question is ,is it worth it ??!!
please any advise is appreciated.
thank you
Ques: IS it worth it?
Ans: Yes, Every USCE counts.

Now about there fees 1500$. Its kinda same fees externship companies ask for 1 month of externship. So Doing externship won't be a bad idea either.
Meanwhile i also got details from university of miami for observership for 1000$/month.
So i think lot of programs offer observership in something from 800-1500$.
but confirm from programs that do they provide LORs. If yes, then its a fair deal.
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in my humble opinion yes you can go with the observership and since u r US citizen that would increase ur chances
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Thanks a lot guys,but I thought it over & I decided of I was gonna pay for anything I'd rather pay for externshipvin my state without having to travel or leave my job & that's what idid.
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you get a very good letter but do not expect to learn anything.if you have no other option go for it.for the letter atleast.
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