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Any Australian residencies allow for board eligibility in the US?

Discussion in 'Australasia and Oceania' started by Zuckman, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Zuckman

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    Hey guys,

    Just wondering, if I have completed an Australian residency, are any of these residencies board eligible in the US? I've looked at almost all the US specialist sites, and it shows that almost every specialty only accepts US and Canadian residency training. I don't know too much about this though so I'd like to here from knowledgeable people about this. Thanks!!

    Zuck
     
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  3. Dr.Millisevert

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    Not too sure.. but from what I heard I think GP (family medicine), radiology, and maybe pathology are.
     
  4. leorl

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    In many instances, you may have to repeat your residency in the US, if you're interested in following the US pathway. They may give you "credit" and you may be exempt from some requirements, but there aren't really many specialties which will accept all your training. they will if it's just a fellowship you're looking for, or if you are very established in your field.
     
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    I've been speaking to a few US trained consultants and many of them said there was some rule that if you were able to do 2 Fellowships in the same hospital in the US you would be eligible for board certification.

    This is all from word of mouth but here's a thread discussing this topic:

    http://www.orthogate.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=21116&sid=41e2dca474964809c9963062eb2b7f10
     
  6. indoamerican

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    Hey Zuck,

    The American residencies defintiely recognise the australian residencies, but only OFF the paper. Bottom line: YOU HAVE TO REPEAT YOUR RESIDENCY TO OBTIAN YOUR BOARD CERTTIFICATION. Having said this, if you have your FRACP in hand and a handful of very good contacts in US hospitals, who are willing to pull strings for you, then you can give your USMLE-3 steps+CS and apply for Board certification and work in a selected hospital for a long long long time. Basically, you will be under a person through whom all the insurance and pay will be dealt with. It is very complicated. Scroll the web sites and call them and you will get the info. Sorry, adding to the above. You need to do a Fellowship in that particular hospital and then make the way through.

    All the best.
     
  7. rox

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    Fellowship training is definitely possible but the questions is weather you can practice thereafter or not.

    For radiology, you can actually sit for the board in a matter of 4 years and become officialy board-certified.
     

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