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Help Research VS Externship for an IMG

If I were to choose between doing a research at a prestigious US institution or a US hands-on externship.Which one do you think weighs more in a residency application??

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USCE >> Research but if your going with ACA with USCE you better go with research.
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USCE >> Research but if your going with ACA with USCE you better go with research.
I didn't quite understand that. Could you please elaborate?
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"Despite student perceptions that research in medical school is an essential ingredient for a successful application to residency, our findings indicate that research experience ranks low among selection criteria when all specialties are grouped together. The NRMP also found that research experience in medical school did not differ significantly among U.S. seniors who matched in their specialties of choice and those who did not.1 This was consistent across competitive and noncompetitive specialties. It should be noted, however, that in our survey, program directors in particularly competitive specialties (radiation oncology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, and dermatology) ranked research experience highly (Table 3). It may be that when all other selection criteria are outstanding among applicants to a particular specialty, research experience or research publications may help discriminate candidates."

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Hi!! I've been actively trying to find a research at a good university, paid or un-paid but so far its been difficult. If any of you know where i can try to get a good research please please let me know!!! Thank you
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Research is no longer favored like old times. Not enough patient care and programs now want hands on usce. If your research is in hospital with a good doctor though it would be worth it
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"Despite student perceptions that research in medical school is an essential ingredient for a successful application to residency, our findings indicate that research experience ranks low among selection criteria when all specialties are grouped together. The NRMP also found that research experience in medical school did not differ significantly among U.S. seniors who matched in their specialties of choice and those who did not.1 This was consistent across competitive and noncompetitive specialties. It should be noted, however, that in our survey, program directors in particularly competitive specialties (radiation oncology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, and dermatology) ranked research experience highly (Table 3). It may be that when all other selection criteria are outstanding among applicants to a particular specialty, research experience or research publications may help discriminate candidates."

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