Importance of US observership

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Importance of US observership

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Hey,

I am an IMG and am about to take the USMLE step 1. I plan to finish these steps by june next year where i will be starting my final year. I was wondering how important it is to get a letter of recommendation from a US physician compared to one from the UK? Will it be virtually impossible to get a residency if i do it this way? If so, would it be best to then take a year out once i graduate to do an observership in the US to get the letters for the next years intake?

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