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Is it true that a medical graduate is entitled only to an observership & not externship ?
i know that clerkship is ruled out
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I also heard IMG's could only do observerships, because for doing externhips, I think you need to coordinate with the medical faculties, and if you are aready graduate, you dont belong to any medical faculty, you are on your own
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I don't believe that's true... I heard that hands-on programs only require medical malpractice insurance

I am an IMG and did all hands-on clerkship programs for my USCE on my second residency application... you have to find the right services that offer it

honestly, I am still not quite clear about the differences between an externship and clerkship... all I do know is that I only had observership LORs the first time I applied for residency and did not match

I gained LORs by working hard in hands-on programs and I matched this past year... I want to say that the hands-on USCE is what really improved my application
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I don't believe that's true... I heard that hands-on programs only require medical malpractice insurance

I am an IMG and did all hands-on clerkship programs for my USCE on my second residency application... you have to find the right services that offer it

honestly, I am still not quite clear about the differences between an externship and clerkship... all I do know is that I only had observership LORs the first time I applied for residency and did not match

I gained LORs by working hard in hands-on programs and I matched this past year... I want to say that the hands-on USCE is what really improved my application
Good advice mate, thanks. I will look into those once Im done with my step1
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I also heard that doing hands-on externships after graduating is basically illegal. Is this true?
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I also heard that doing hands-on externships after graduating is basically illegal. Is this true?
no, you get insurance, you find it on your own or use one of the companies who offer it.

make sure to do in ACGME hospitals or go through Caribbean medical schools.
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no, you get insurance, you find it on your own or use one of the companies who offer it.

make sure to do in ACGME hospitals or go through Caribbean medical schools.

thanks, can you say something more about the hand-on program and insurance info ?
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thanks, can you say something more about the hand-on program and insurance info ?

look this is where that Victor dude should chime in, I really do not know, I did my rotations with a Caribbean medical school since my husband was doing it also as a medical student.

You need to contact Victor the ACA representative on this forum, he can help you more. I hate doing this , but is the only way.
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Why caribbean medical schools?
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I don't believe that's true... I heard that hands-on programs only require medical malpractice insurance

I am an IMG and did all hands-on clerkship programs for my USCE on my second residency application... you have to find the right services that offer it

honestly, I am still not quite clear about the differences between an externship and clerkship... all I do know is that I only had observership LORs the first time I applied for residency and did not match

I gained LORs by working hard in hands-on programs and I matched this past year... I want to say that the hands-on USCE is what really improved my application
can u please give me the list of hospitals which give hands on experience to graduates
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