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Old 12-07-2012
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Question Can observerships/USCE be done after graduation?

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I just recently came across a post in which the person claimed that it was not possible to do electives after graduation from medical school. Electives is the same as observership or a USCE right? So is this true? How are we supposed to find the time during med school to go to the US for USCE or observerships?
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Old 12-09-2012
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Electives are part of your med school curriculum. If you graduate, you've already met them and you don't need to take them again, hence you wouldn't be qualified for them.

You can get observership or externship once you graduate. But you can't do clerkships since those can only be done while you're in school not after you've graduated.
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