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    Family Med and Neuro

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    per new handbook just sent out, these are no longer required electives, but strongly recommended ones.

    Praise be to God.

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    I could see them dropping the neuro requirement, but the fam med baffles me. Copied from the other thread...
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    wrong. california require 4 weeks of family medicine.

    see page 11 on the application for licensure:
    http://www.mbc.ca.gov/applicant/appl...ernational.pdf
    Texas board does as well (page 10)... Board Rules

    Also, I've noticed some hospitals/medical schools require one or both for away electives.

    Just make sure you do your homework before you choose to completely forget these electives. IMG's are at a disadvantage to begin with, no sense to make things even harder on yourself later on.

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    ive always recommended crossing every t and dotting every i when it comes to clinicals. try to make yourself eligible in every state. do all greenbook cores PLUS electives and definitely do the family medicine elective.
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    The handbook says they recommend FM, Neuro, and EM electives to maintain 50-state eligibility. Which states require EM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaol_121 View Post
    The handbook says they recommend FM, Neuro, and EM electives to maintain 50-state eligibility. Which states require EM?
    i wish there existed some list that had all the licensure requirements for every state, but i cant find one. im trying to compile a list of that info though, and any help would be appreciated. I know for a fact CA and TX require require 4 weeks of FM, but neither require neuro or EM. this link has links to all the state medical boards, but it is a wealth of information to sort through, and a lot of the state boards don't mention anything about required clerkships, so i guess the only recourse is to contact them directly. Links to State Medical Boards

    if you look up your state and see it has a required clerkship, please paste it in this thread!

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    I'd also agree anyone who wants to maximize their chances at matching to do everything possible to be 50 state eligible.

    I agree that it is a PITA to schedule but it may be worth it in the end.
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    I would have probably done family, skipped out on neuro. Unless someone finds somewhere a single state that requires it....
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    Ok so before you had to do 72 weeks of clinicals to graduate (42 weeks of cores + 30 weeks of electives = 72 weeks). (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this.)

    Now that Fam Med and Neuro have been dropped, does that mean only 60 weeks of clinicals are required in order to graduate? Or is it that you now must do 42 weeks of electives plus 30 weeks of cores in order to reach the still-required 72 weeks?

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    You still have 72 weeks total. Before it was 42 core, 8 mandatory electives (fam/neuro) and 22 electives of your choice. Now from the looks of it it's 42 cores and 30 electives of your choice.

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    Phur is correct. Didn't change the total number only the breakdown.
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