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  1. My program allows two electives and I am not sure which ones I should choose since I am interested in 4 different electives. My question is should you pick something you might never have the chance to see again and have genuine interest in or something that will be more helpful in job searching and future practice? One option is pediatric endocrinology which I think is very interesting and will have more variety in cases, but is very specialized, thus it might not be helpful for my future job searching. On the other hand, I can choose general endocrinology, but I am afraid that I will get bored seeing mostly diabetes and thyroid cases. However, doing this rotation would help me in most future jobs since diabetes is such a common issue. Plus, a professor said that it is easier to find a job in endo compared to most other specialties. Another professor said I should only choose pediatric endocrinology as an elective unless I know 100% that I want to specialize in pediatric endocrinology. Any advice?
  2. I live in Carrollton but attend PA school in Nashville and am set to graduate in December. I had a rotation set up by my teacher that she had secured through a prior affiliation agreement. However, there was some miscommunication and it seems that my previous rotation site is no longer available. I was wondering if you are aware of any preceptorships from 09/13/21 to 10/15/21? Being that this is my elective, I feel that the terms are pretty broad so I have a lot of flexibility where I can work and no real preference. I know that an affiliation agreement is needed but my teacher informed me that generally she can get that done very quickly. Thank you for any information in advance. Respectfully, Hillary Simeone hillarytsimeone@gmail.com
  3. Greetings everybody It's my first post here. I was desperate enough to Google and somehow ended up here. I am a US IMG, last year, good rank (and once was first of my year on IM rotation), Step 1 done... I am looking for a US clinical experience (a hands on elective rotation). I like IM, with all passion, and almost all subspecialties (and especially ID). I don't mind any subspecialty really, they all excite me haha. I literally tried everything... I always end up with either an observership (which is not really nicely considered for the match), or just getting ignored. I emailed a lot of doctors and hospitals, it seems like there's no use. I know companies like AMO and those exist, but many say they're shady, many say you don't really do anything, and most importantly they're expensive for very lowly ranked hospitals. I don't mind a place with no particular rank, but doesn't make sense to pay that much money for something that should be free. I am ready to pay my own insurance. I'm out of time as my elective is due in like 3 months (and I need paperwork and such...). I'll pay with coffee, kindness, smart questions, daily compliments and especially hard work. Even if it's just hope with no real confirmation, I can try sending an email of my info + CV + motivation letter... And we'll see what happens. My dream is to catch a residency in the US so I could help, with my passion, as much people as I can knowing I did my job in getting fit as a good physician. Any help?
  4. University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – Fresno will be accepting two PA students for our wilderness medicine student elective. As an introduction to wilderness medicine, the elective will cover environmental illnesses, trauma, search and rescue, burns, bites and stings, wilderness improvisation, and more. This two-week elective includes one week of didactic education then moves into the Sierra Nevada mountains for hands-on training. UCSF faculty and guest instructors will be leading the elective. UCSF Fresno has a robust wilderness medicine program including a wilderness medicine fellowship and medical direction/education to the National Park Service. Elective dates: 9/3/18 – 9/14/18 Deadline to apply: 4/15/18 Prerequisites: PA student in their final year of training PA must be able to provide their own transportation For more information: https://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/medical-student-programs/wilderness-medicine-rotation/ Email: em.pa.residency@fresno.ucsf.edu
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