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    California/Kern Summary

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    I tried looking at all of the posts pertaining to doing rotations/residency in California but haven't found what I really want to know. What do I need to do in order to maximize my chances of getting a residency in Cali? When Kaiser Fontana visited us at the clinical seminar/fair, they said that we must do ALL of our cores at Kern before they'd even let us do any electives there. Is this true for all hospitals in Cali? And even more problematic, they said that we need to do cores/electives in Cali in order to qualify/be a competitive applicant for California residency. If anyone knows anything pertaining to this enigma, please share.

    Another question: Can I go to England and do all of my cores there and all of my electives in Cali and still be a competitive applicant for a California residency?

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    Stay in the states.

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    Has anyone been able to contact KERN? I haven't even received word on my application from 4 months ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by waoMD View Post
    Stay in the states.
    Could you please elaborate why not?

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    So here's what Sophia Pino said from MEAS:

    California is possible it's just a load of paperwork and you must take an L6 form with you everywhere you go for rotations signed and perfectly done including the handwriting. It's a headache so we must start the Cali letter by January of your residency application. Kaiser is known to be more strict so what I said above may be true for all of the Cali Kaisers. But there are other hospitals available that aren't so strict. So if you want and it would be a great experience, we can do England cores and try as we might to get Cali electives and still be a good California residency applicant.

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