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USCE & Clinical Rotations IMG discussions of United States Clinical Experience (USCE), clinical rotations, clerkships, externships, observerships, electives, and internships.


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I found that many people on UF & other websites ask about Elective in Community hospitals, electives in Canada...
Unfortunately, I did not find the full answer.
What I know that Community hospitals are better than nothing if you did not get university hospital.
But I want to ask, Cleveland is pure community hospital, Is University hospital still better than Cleveland although its prestigious name in Medicine?

The other question, Are electives in Mcgill & Toronto Universities (Canada Universities) considered United stated clinical experience or not?
When such a residency program request 3 months of USCE, will it considers Canada electives as USCE ?

I hope to see discussions from members, especially the Great UFs Staff & people who are in US.
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Arrow About cleveland clinic and Canada

Cleveland clinic is no longer considered a community as they recently started their own "elite" medical school system. Even without that it's name is among the most prestigious hospitals not only in USA but even in the world.
The rule that University hospitals are better than community hospital has it's exceptions specially in the case of Cleveland and Mayo clinics.

As for your other questions regarding Canada elective.
The answer lies within each residency program. Some residency programs (specially those in the North east, such as Boston and NY) do recognize Canadian clinical experience, while others do not recognize it and strictly ask for US experience.
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I wold like to involve in this helpful discussion
If there is a research experience in Canada, it would help me in US?
and will be more helpful if it is in the field that I want to pursue ?
lastly loRs from Canada will help me in the match?

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Hi
I wold like to involve in this helpful discussion
If there is a research experience in Canada, it would help me in US?
and will be more helpful if it is in the field that I want to pursue ?
lastly loRs from Canada will help me in the match?

thank you
Yes. Certainly it helps.
Most residency programs in USA do recognize Canadian clinical experience. In fact many of them consider Canadian clinical experience almost equivalent to US clinical experience.

Yes. Do it in the same specialty as this is much better than doing it in a specialty that you won't be applying for later on.
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Yes. Certainly it helps.
Most residency programs in USA do recognize Canadian clinical experience. In fact many of them consider Canadian clinical experience almost equivalent to US clinical experience.

Yes. Do it in the same specialty as this is much better than doing it in a specialty that you won't be applying for later on.
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It is helpful in my CV if I was volunteer in a research?
I mean not work in a research

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It is helpful in my CV if I was volunteer in a research?
I mean not work in a research

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Yes. In USA they value volunteering too much. In fact I know a guy who has been match in a great program despite his lack of high scores, USCE, ..etc just because he worked with Doctors Without Borders in his own country.
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