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    US clinical electives at non-affiliated hospitals

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    Hello all,

    I was wondering if people could post where they have scheduled their clinical electives because the file on the school's website is so out of date, some of those hospitals don't even let IMGs go there anymore! It would help me out immensely as I am trying to plan all this out. I am looking for a place that offers many choices for electives so i can cut back on the number of moves i have to make. Thanks for any help you can give!

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    then just stay at your core site and complete the electives there.
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    We are supposed to inform MEAS if a hospital no longer accepts IMG's, so they can keep the site updated. I would hope (in the ideal world) they would be kept up to date.

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    is there a limit as to how many elective rotations we are allowed to do at a nonaffiliated site? i have heard rumors of max 8 weeks at any site thats nonaffiliated, anyone know for sure? THANKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorPuji View Post
    is there a limit as to how many elective rotations we are allowed to do at a nonaffiliated site? i have heard rumors of max 8 weeks at any site thats nonaffiliated, anyone know for sure? THANKS

    it depends on the state...new york has the 8 week rule for non affiliated hospitals

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    i'm looking to do my electives in Mass. and the supervising doctor doesn't have a problem with letting me do more than just one rotation there, do you know who i should contact to find out what the max. is in Mass? i know on the AUC website they mention the rules in NY are in accordance to the dept of education's guidelines, right? who should i contact? the mass dept of education? sorry for playing the 21 questions game, i figure someone has prob gone through a similar situation and can help me out. THANKSS

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    hey all, for anyone who might need info on electives in nonaffiliated hospitals, the NY rule is no more than 12 weeks electives at a nonaffiliated site. this is true for NY only. in other states the only thing necessary to do electives is the approval of the hospital (site must be acgme approved). most hospitals do have special conditions that apply to fmgs, the hospital im lookin at only allows one month. to find out just contact the education board at the acgme approved hospital. if there is no rule against it, u can do all ur electives at a nonaffiliated hospital (according to the clinical dept at AUC). i hope this will help someone in their elective endeavors

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    in louisiana its 8 weeks at any given hosptial....so 8 weeks at Tulane then 8 weeks at Ochsner then 8 at LSU S ect....

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    i highly recommend to students ESPECIALLY FMG's to do an elective in the department where you want to do residency. You set yourself out of the pack compared to paper applications. The best time to do this is right before interview season or the beginning of interview season.....this way you're pretty much guaranteed to get an interview invite. Then go there and bust your butt. I think i put in over 80 hours a week when I was there and I didnt take a single day off despite being told by the attendings to. It worked tho bc i was offered the interview and matched there last year.....i give the same recommendations to the us med students
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    yea but that does not work if you want to go to a place that does not allow electives from non-US schools....but they still take FMG for residency....so i guess at places like that it is about your paper app

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