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Old 11-26-2012
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I got into two electives at University of Texas at Houston (Oncology and Infectious Diseases) and am posting my experience for other's benefit. My application reached 4 days after the deadline, and I got a response after two weeks. UT Houston offers upto 2 electives and there is no tuition fee.

Prerequisite for clerkship includes USMLE Step 1 score and being a current medical student.

1. Do a google seach for terms like "Visting medical student" or "Clerkship electives", which will give a comprehensive list of clerkships being offered in US.
2. If you have family/friends in a particular city who can host you, search based on that city.
3. Find out requirements for international students. Some colleges don't take IMG. Others accept only in specific departments. Some charge tuition, others are free. Some will offer 1 month rotation, others will offer up to 6 months. Some require applicants to already have B1 visa, others require a new B1 or F1 visa. Deadline may be anywhere between 2-6 months before start.

Typical application packet includes: completed application, USMLE Step 1 score, TOEFL score, Dean's letter, transcripts, recommendation letters, health insurance, malpractice insurance, financial support statement, application fee, immunization record.

Some schools (UTH included) give the option to purchase malpractice insurance through them, others do not. I looked into some other schools, but did not apply after getting accepted in Houston.

UT Houston: No tuition fee, needs students to apply for F1 visa, allows electives in all disciplines, 4 month deadline

UT Southwestern: No tuition fee, F1 visa, international applicants in Otolaryngology, Anesthesia, Pediatrics and Cardiothoracic surgery, 3 month deadline

Emory: $3000 per elective fee, needs applicants to have B1 visa to apply, 2 month deadline

Brown: Dean of your school needs to contact their dean, $3700 per elective fee, up to 6 electives

NWU: $1300 fee, B1 visa, essay for each elective you are interested in, 2 month deadline

I cannot paste links to external websites in this message, so please use Google search to look up these and other programs.
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Is step 1 required for emory?
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What is the minimum score of TOEFL required for applying USCE?
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the points depends of the school that you'll apply
i mean some schools says 80 points and other says 27 points in each skills..
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