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Old 03-30-2012
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Question How to get into research/ get US clinical experience?

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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Hi, most programs offering observerships for IMGs don't request ECFMG certificate. You might need to widen the search circle and apply to other programs (see the list in my website).
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