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US Elective: Which Visa do I need?

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Best to ask the program. For medical electives during medical school, its the B1 visa. But i vaguely recall reading that you can't use that for graduate medical education(i.e. residency).  Tricky situation, but im sure its been done before just need to ask them. Assumingly they accepted you knowing your a Canadian requiring a visa to go there, and theyve taken us before :) 

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I am currently doing a 2 week elective in California right now and I did not need any Visa. I came prepared with all my acceptance paperwork, my proof of enrollment etc, but no one looked at it and I was waved through no problem. 

Edit: this is for a medical school elective as an M4 

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54 minutes ago, rebecki said:

I am currently doing a 2 week elective in California right now and I did not need any Visa. I came prepared with all my acceptance paperwork, my proof of enrollment etc, but no one looked at it and I was waved through no problem. 

Edit: this is for a medical school elective as an M4 

Different beast as a med student elective.

That said, i'm very surprised you didn't need a B1 visa. Then again, there's lot of variation at the borders and sometimes they just dont care. 

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