• SDN Site Updates

    Hey everyone! The site will be down for approximately 2 hours on Thursday, August 5th for site updates.

Sorin

New Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 25, 2001
1
0
dallas,tx,usa
Status (Visible)
I graduated the Medicine Faculty in Romania 7years ago.I completed also 3years of residency in EM and I became a specialist.As of May 2000 I came to the USA with a green card.I prepare the Usmle examinations.Would you please be so kind and tell me what can I work as to sustain my existence? Any advice well appreciated .Thank you in advance.Good luck to you all !
 

turtleboard

SDN Advisor
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jun 4, 1999
1,594
1
New York, New York
Status (Visible)
  1. Resident [Any Field]
I've heard of some Russian-trained MDs who went to work for some physicians in the New York City-area as PAs while working toward med school/re-training in the US.

I don't know what legal issues you might face in working as a PA without actually having a PA degree/certificate, but I guess that's one way to make yourself useful.



------------------
Tim Wu.
 

Toran

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
Nov 19, 1998
399
0
Status (Visible)
Go visit some hospitals there in Dallas, and bring a resume. Do some job hunting to find out what will pay best, with the best experience.
If you are looking for money, do you have any other skills for now? Maybe phlebotomy will pay the bills for now?
Hope this helps,

Toran
 
About the Ads

pvtautopsy

New Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 23, 2001
3
0
scottsdale, az, usa
Status (Visible)
Actually, it is illegal to work as a PA without a degree and certification. In order to work in such a capacity, you need to complete a 2 year program and pass the national certifying exam. In my PA program, we had a Russian doc who was doing just that. There's no way around it though, they are pretty strict :-( sorry! I wonder if there is a way to get in touch with colleages in the same boat as you and see what road they have taken! Good luck!

[/B][/QUOTE]

 

Hirurg

Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 13, 2000
64
0
Illinois
Status (Visible)
  1. Resident [Any Field]
Here is an advice,
Try any ER in your city, Try ER Technician position. If they say they require license, go for any CNA position or security, then transfer to ER. You should expect to make about $10/hr.
You could always try to teach at the local community college. (Biology, Chemistry etc.)
That's the scoop,
After you get you ECFMG certificate you can apply to Surgical assistant position while looking for residency.
Good luck,
H.
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 20 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.