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India should externships be taken before internship

I am from India. I just passed final year MBBS. My internship starts next week. I heard that externships in USA should be taken before we finish the internship here in India.

Is there any substance to that?
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Info Electives not externships

Externships are for medical graduates.

Electives are for undergraduates (medical students).

So before finishing your internships you can do electives in USA. But once you graduate (the date on your Diploma) then you are not allowed to do electives and you then have to do externships.

Elective rotations are regarded and valued considerably higher than Externships here in USA. Also electives are easier to get than externships.
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