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Old 03-31-2012
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Help How to get into US Clinical Research?

I have been trying to get into the system over 3 months now.. I tried getting observerships in the area, but they want me to get ecfmg certified n am not done wit ck yet. Also, tried applying for research positions, even offered to work voluntarily for it but failed attempts.. finally am just volunteering in a hospital close by but its purely non-clinical stuff.
Am not able to approach the doctors directly, the reception always re-directs me to HR n they can't sponsor work visa for the position, etc.

Please anyone (IMGs) who have tried n succeeded in getting into the system.. give me some tips as to how do I go about it? Or what am I doing wrong?
Also, I would really appreciate if anyone could guide me how to improve ur CV for research posts especially wen u have no experience so far in it.

Also, are there any courses/certifications for research?
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I have not entered into research in the US, but, if you have the resources, you can do the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course of Harvard University, I did it, and they have a fellowship program in clinical research that will give you the opportunity of experiencing hands-on research, the fellowship is optional when you complete the course. It gives you the opportunity to connect with hundreds of researchers from all around the world, too.

Maybe you can give a shot, but I don't know yet how will this improve my resume, although, a Harvard Med School dipoloma doesn't look bad at all
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I am an IMG, have done some research in US. When I first started, i sent emails to principal investigators in research labs that were doing research I liked. I told them I want to volunteer in their labs projects because I was interested in it. Some principal investigators replied back and let me volunteer with them. One of them, later hired me for further research. Helped me get LORs and publications. Hope it helps
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