thanks for the response earlier. My question is if the elective at a private hospital and clinic is legal for an elective?Mmm...Important question
Every institute has its rules...some allow for 4 weeks only, others 2 months, others 4 months......
I think the most important point in your question is about state restrictions:
New York State allows elective period up to 12 weeks...if you exceed this limit you will loose your chance to match in that State...So be Careful .
I do not know what applies for other states
Your last question, it is prefered to do elective at university hospital or its affliations...but if you can not get that...Private (Community) hospital is still better than nothing.
As I told you before it is still better than doing nothing!any recommendations for an elective in a private hospital? insurance?
Malpractice and liability insurance is not needed for "hands-off" observerships.As I told you before it is still better than doing nothing!
Insurance? if it is hands on elective, you will need to buy malpractice insurance & health insurance. You need the latter even if you do observership!