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Default Listing clinical experiences in US as "Work experience" can cause licensure issues?

So I was talking to this PGY-1 IMG who told me that if I have any hands-on clinical experiences (e.g externships), paid or unpaid, if they are listed under "Work experience", they MUST have been with malpractice insurance otherwise it gets called "malfeasance" when applying for a temporary medical license, possibly delaying residency and ruining relationships with PDs.

Has anyone ever heard of this? He told me to change them to volunteer experiences then, but then on the ERAS app all my other Work experiences that are not clinical get moved to the top, and it makes my application look strange.

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So I was talking to this PGY-1 IMG who told me that if I have any hands-on clinical experiences (e.g externships), paid or unpaid, if they are listed under "Work experience", they MUST have been with malpractice insurance otherwise it gets called "malfeasance" when applying for a temporary medical license, possibly delaying residency and ruining relationships with PDs.

Has anyone ever heard of this? He told me to change them to volunteer experiences then, but then on the ERAS app all my other Work experiences that are not clinical get moved to the top, and it makes my application look strange.

Thanks
Not sure about the first part of your question since I have never heard of something like this but on my application CV the order is determined by the order of input I think. Because I have non-clinical work → volunteer → work (USCE) → research in that order (bottom to top) which is the order that I put them in.
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So I was talking to this PGY-1 IMG who told me that if I have any hands-on clinical experiences (e.g externships), paid or unpaid, if they are listed under "Work experience", they MUST have been with malpractice insurance otherwise it gets called "malfeasance" when applying for a temporary medical license, possibly delaying residency and ruining relationships with PDs.

Has anyone ever heard of this? He told me to change them to volunteer experiences then, but then on the ERAS app all my other Work experiences that are not clinical get moved to the top, and it makes my application look strange.

Thanks
Just an correction, I see what you meant. On my CV preview, volunteer is always first then work then research. I think that is just the structure of the CV. So if you change to volunteer that will actually get displayed first. Is that what you wanted? Ignore my last reply
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Just an correction, I see what you meant. On my CV preview, volunteer is always first then work then research. I think that is just the structure of the CV. So if you change to volunteer that will actually get displayed first. Is that what you wanted? Ignore my last reply
When I changed to volunteer, the work experiences still went to the top while the volunteer experiences got sent to the bottom, regardless of the dates that I had those experiences.
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Just an correction, I see what you meant. On my CV preview, volunteer is always first then work then research. I think that is just the structure of the CV. So if you change to volunteer that will actually get displayed first. Is that what you wanted? Ignore my last reply
Nevermind, I figured it out. Thanks man!
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Nevermind, I figured it out. Thanks man!
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When I changed to volunteer, the work experiences still went to the top while the volunteer experiences got sent to the bottom, regardless of the dates that I had those experiences.
Hi, I have a question on work experience. I volunteered in a free clinic where my work involves taking patient history, presenting to the attending and writing it up. It was not paid. It is my most recent hands on USCE. The clinic calls it shadowing even though the work is similar to a rotation. Where should I put it in ERAS? If I put the in volunteer section,will it go to the end of the application. My other USCE which I did as a student is 2 years old. Any suggestions?
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Hi, I have a question on work experience. I volunteered in a free clinic where my work involves taking patient history, presenting to the attending and writing it up. It was not paid. It is my most recent hands on USCE. The clinic calls it shadowing even though the work is similar to a rotation. Where should I put it in ERAS? If I put the in volunteer section,will it go to the end of the application. My other USCE which I did as a student is 2 years old. Any suggestions?
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I would put it down as work experience. At least for me, my volunteer experiences are always ahead of work for some reason.
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Hi, I have a question on work experience. I volunteered in a free clinic where my work involves taking patient history, presenting to the attending and writing it up. It was not paid. It is my most recent hands on USCE. The clinic calls it shadowing even though the work is similar to a rotation. Where should I put it in ERAS? If I put the in volunteer section,will it go to the end of the application. My other USCE which I did as a student is 2 years old. Any suggestions?
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i think it can be called as observership, observerships is callled as shadowing the physicians... coming to the old USCE experience PDs will be looking for latest Clinical Experiences. So better go for latest ones itself.
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