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    Any Americans do Clinicals on the Island or U.K.?

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    I was wondering if there are any Americans who have done or doing their clinical rotations on St. Kitts or U.K. since it is all green book?

    If so would you advise doing them since there is a shortage for Windsor students in the states? I have heard the rotations itself is really good.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medicine2k6 View Post
    I was wondering if there are any Americans who have done or doing their clinical rotations on St. Kitts or U.K. since it is all green book?

    If so would you advise doing them since there is a shortage for Windsor students in the states? I have heard the rotations itself is really good.

    Thank you.

    It depends what your trying to get out of your degree. US Residency programs are looking for US clinical based training for residency positions. If you have a desire to work in the UK, st kitts or have a visa issue and only limited for doing rotations their, then you should do it, otherwise if you have the option to do your rotations in the US, thats the best case scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsb411 View Post
    It depends what your trying to get out of your degree. US Residency programs are looking for US clinical based training for residency positions. If you have a desire to work in the UK, st kitts or have a visa issue and only limited for doing rotations their, then you should do it, otherwise if you have the option to do your rotations in the US, thats the best case scenario.
    Jsb is right, if you want to land a US residency then you are going to want US letters of recommendation, and lots of US clinical experience

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    I kno a few people who are from the US but have done rotations here in St. Kitts. The hospital here (JNF General Hospital) is also greenbook as is the Good Hope NHS in the UK.
    That is one thing good about Windsor - flexibility in options for doing your rotation.

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    Waiting Between Rotations

    I agree with houmd and jsd that it is of course better to do clinicals in the U.S. for many reasons such as obtaining U.S. residency, networking, recommendations, etc.

    But the problem is that with class sizes that have grown, students are having periods of time to wait till their next rotation.

    I would think that it wouldnt be a bad idea to go do greenbook rotations as Amelia has said in St. Kitts or U.K. if that is the circumstances.

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    Is it possible to do clinicals in Canada?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88keys View Post
    Is it possible to do clinicals in Canada?
    It is very much possible to do .rotations in Canada. BUT, there are a few points to remember:
    1. Canadian government allows only 12 weeks of ELECTIVE rotations.
    2. Not all Cdn Med Schools accept IM (Int'l Med) students. Even if you are a Cdn citizen/PR, you are considered an international student as the school is outside Canada.
    3. You are not covered for liability insurance by the school. You have to look for that yourself. There is an American company that covers rotations in Canada.
    4. You have to be in your final (all schools) or next-to-final (some schools) year to apply for rotations.
    Since I will hopefully be done by the end of this year, I had applied for rotations at Saskatchewan and Dalhousie. I got into Saskatchewan and will be starting in August of this year.
    So, there is hope.

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    is there a difference in clinical tution if we do in USA or england or in st.kitts

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    clinicals in canada

    Quote Originally Posted by amelia_k View Post
    It is very much possible to do .rotations in Canada. BUT, there are a few points to remember:
    1. Canadian government allows only 12 weeks of ELECTIVE rotations.
    2. Not all Cdn Med Schools accept IM (Int'l Med) students. Even if you are a Cdn citizen/PR, you are considered an international student as the school is outside Canada.
    3. You are not covered for liability insurance by the school. You have to look for that yourself. There is an American company that covers rotations in Canada.
    4. You have to be in your final (all schools) or next-to-final (some schools) year to apply for rotations.
    Since I will hopefully be done by the end of this year, I had applied for rotations at Saskatchewan and Dalhousie. I got into Saskatchewan and will be starting in August of this year.
    So, there is hope.
    that's great...so where will u do ur core rotations...is it possible to do it in Saskatchewan

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    no core rotations can be done in Canada. Their govt refuses to allow IMGs to train more than 12 weeks of electives there

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