There has been a lot of discussion about the importance of clinical or research electives for the US residency program. You can do electives while you are still in medical school. But I heard most of the residency programs in US now have a requirement for atleast 3 months clinical experience. Which you can get by doing externships in US after graduation, in which you can have hands-on clinical experience but they are quite difficult to get, and observerships are not considered an alternative to them.So can anyone tell me that which hospitals/medical schools offer externships to IMGs? Specially in fields like internal medicine and surgery?