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I need advice from experienced people about if you are going to apply for IM but can not get USCE in IM but you can find USCE in Peds, does that hurt my application for IM?
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Does this mean you will only have 1-2 months of hands-on USCE in PEDS, 1-2 LOR in PEDS and only apply to IM residency programs on September 15, 2013?

With only a few weeks away from the start of the match many will say "some USCE is better than no USCE." But Im sure your aware of the different types of US clinical rotations that are accessible to IMGs and would agree its best to have a combination of clinical experience that related to the specialty(s) you will apply for.

Also, keep in mind that a large portion of IMGs will have 3-24 months of hands-on US clinical experience, strong USMLE scores, "0" gaps, residency relevant work experience, supporting LORs and Clinical Evaluations, professionally revised application documents and much more. It all depends how competitive of an applicant you want to be.

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I need advice from experienced people about if you are going to apply for IM but can not get USCE in IM but you can find USCE in Peds, does that hurt my application for IM?
very bad idea
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Hi folks,
I need advice from experienced people about if you are going to apply for IM but can not get USCE in IM but you can find USCE in Peds, does that hurt my application for IM?
Hi!
A friend of mine did electives in other specialties and just 1 month in IM. She got IVs from really good places and has matched into a decent University IM program. She told me that the PDs were okay with her having USCE in other specialties as "electives in accredited University-affiliated hospitals are hard to come by". I suppose the attitude will differ in various programs.
I myself have a similar problem (have USCE in IM, Radiology, Surgery but am applying for Pediatrics!). I'm trying for observerships in Pediatrics but have no luck so far.
Just keep your fingers crossed, I say!
Hope this helps.
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