Mina, the list of schools that will accept international students is constantly changing. The best advice I have for you at this point is to contact some schools that you are interested in via e-mail and ask them whether they accept international students for clinical electives or not. You have completed many clinical rotations already so you should have no problem qualifying for a clinical elective if the school does accept international students.Is it possible to get an elective placement whether Clinical or Research in the US, while I'm not in my Final Year?? I'm study in Egypt. (Cairo University)
By the end of this academic year, I will be have finished Anatomy , Physiology, Histology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Parasitology, Community medicine, Forensics and Toxicology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics and Gynecology/OB as well as introduction courses to Internal medicine and Surgery .
If possible, Can somebody tell me which schools and Universities that may accept me??
Thanks in advance
Canadian citizenship should help a lot since I believe that will allow you to enter the U.S. for 90 days without a visa. Your elective would be shorter than 90 days so that shouldn't be a problem. As far as when to start applying, I would suggest 6-8 months prior if you have visa issues and 3-4 months prior if you do not. Some schools however do require a much earlier timeline for the elective placement process.So I'm new to this site and joined pretty much because I was clueless on the clinical electives issue. Very useful so far. Thanks a lot,
I have a list of hospitals/schools that accept international students (currently I am in 4th year in Pakistan, just started) and my question is, what is an appropriate time to start applying? Is a year in advance too early? Also, would it benefit one who has Canadian citizenship?