This section focuses on United States Clinical Experience (USCE) tips. There are also articles on all things related to research.
As an IMG, getting clinical experience in the U.S. medical system can help you obtain a residency position. However, you should know that opinions about what constitutes adequate USCE varies widely among different residency programs. Some of the articles below highlight this fact.
You should become familiar with the various options for obtaining USCE and figure out the option that suits your situation. Options include medical student rotations in the US, observerships or externships as an IMG or employment in a related medical field. There is also the option of foregoing USCE.
Research experience can be helpful for IMGs, although this is certainly not a requirement for being competitive for residency positions.