Nonsense. Contact a preceptor directly, and get them to accept you, THEN go to the school and tell them you've already been accepted.
Apparently you need a 'visiting student ID number' or something to be covered legally. And now they will not grant them to international students anymore. This whole 'medical pariah' vibe for being a Canadian IMG is really really starting to get to me.
I'm thinking this is another sign for you and Tobie to come to the US.
The folks who wrote/approved that content are seriously lacking in social skills. I have to hand it to them for not even pretending to be niceWho grants the visiting student ID -- is it the program? If so, maybe smaller programs in less desirable areas would be happier to grant one. Some of my foreign-trained upper year residents have left the U.S. trained ones in their dust. I'd be much less knowledgeable now if I had missed out on working with them. Anyone with a tenth of a brain would be happy to have you.
Ugh. What a bunch of See You Next Tuesdays. And people wonder why there's such a brain drain here, when people who are training abroad (costing us taxpayers nothing) who WANT to come back, are being pretty much barred at the door.
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