Blitz2006

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Just wondering for fellowship, do you need to get a full license, or can you extend your temporary resident license as a fellow

Just wondering since some fellowships are only 1 year, is it worth doing all paper work if you are just in that state for a year a trainee in fellowship?

Can you get a temporary license as a fellow?

Thanks!
 

gutonc

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Just wondering for fellowship, do you need to get a full license, or can you extend your temporary resident license as a fellow

Just wondering since some fellowships are only 1 year, is it worth doing all paper work if you are just in that state for a year a trainee in fellowship?

Can you get a temporary license as a fellow?

Thanks!
Depends on state/program/hospital.
 

aProgDirector

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Usually, a training license is sufficient. Exceptions are Cali (where anyone PGY-3+ needs a full license), and fellowships that require some amount of unsupervised work (rare). Plus, you'll need a full license if moonlighting.
 

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Should note that for some specialties (my experience is with gen surg), you have to have an unrestricted license in a state (any state) to take your boards for your residency specialty. For gen surg you need it for the orals. So if that applies in your specialty and you plan to take your boards during your fellowship, then you might, even if you don't need it for the fellowship.
 
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