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    Hi fellow medics,

    I'm currently a second year medical student studying at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Bahrain. I would like to know how I can apply to the U.S for a clinical observership (non-patient contact) during the summer. I am an Irish E.U citizen if that goes in my favour.

    Thanks in Advance

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    Hey, Medic 101.

    US training hospitals will not allow an observership or other clinical rotation until you have successfully completed at least one of the USMLE Steps. Additionally, I have not found any that will allow a foreign student to complete an observership/rotation until you are in your final year of medical school. (That is to say, you have completed the year previous to your final year... so the summer before your final year you would be good to go.)

    To make things even tougher, unfortunately, an increasing number of programs will only allow foreign students who are studying at medical schools that have an existing academic relationship with the hospital. I ran into this at three programs where the director was willing to allow me to come, but the hospital/university denied it because my school did not have an official relationship with theirs.

    With that in mind, I would suggest that next summer does not look good for an FMG-student in the second year of medical school. Now, if you know some US docs, you might be able to set up something like an unofficial observership with an individual or private physician before your final year (which is what I did), but an official observership or rotation will not likely be in the offing at this point.

    Good luck!
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    Okay a question is there something like that in your uni " the Royal College of Surgeons " im in my third year ?

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    Just ask a few doctors. The only observerships you are likely to get are unofficial ones which are just as good. You just need to find some doctor willing to take you on.

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    Unfortunately, unofficial observerships are not nearly "just as good." Letters from program directors and department heads carry much more weight in the interview and match process than random letters from most private practitioners.
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