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To get a better match for IMG, Which is better research or externship?

  • Research

    Votes: 10 35.7%
  • Externship (USCE)

    Votes: 20 71.4%
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I think for IMGs the best thing is to get US clinical experience specially for fresh grads
However, it can be argued that participating in a research project (in USA) can be as well considered as US clinical experience.

Some case examples:
My IMG friend had research back in his home country published in a peer reviewed journal and got a match without doing USCE.
My other IMG friend did USCE and had no research what so ever in his CV and she was also matched easily.
hello steptaker, can u tell where did they get matched, in which field one with research and other without, any thing more u could add as where do most applicant get match as per research/USCE.
also one thing what do i need to apply for research experience in US?
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