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Hospital Two observerships or observership plus research

Securing an observership is now my priority. I know this is jumping the gun, but in the event I am able to do 2 months of observership, is it better to look for a 2nd observership? I was looking into doing research after my observership. which is better?
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Default It depends

The impact of an observership or research on your CV varies with the institute, the professor, the strength of the LoR, duration, ...etc

For example;
A 3 months observership in a highly prestigious university with a great LoR written by the departments head is certainly better than 2 months research in a less prestigious institute with poorly written LoR.
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