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I understand that fellowships in ophtho are not regulated since the ACGME does not define any subspecialties...as such, would it be possible to do a fellowship abroad (ie a retina fellowship in London, for example)

Or would this be too difficult due to licensing requirements/etc?
 

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I understand that fellowships in ophtho are not regulated since the ACGME does not define any subspecialties...as such, would it be possible to do a fellowship abroad (ie a retina fellowship in London, for example)

Or would this be too difficult due to licensing requirements/etc?
It's been done for years. Moorfields has trained many U.S. surgeons. Others have done fellowships in Australia.
 

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In fact, some of those fellowships are highly competitive and of very high quality. Thinking of European, Australian and Canadian fellowships, but I am sure there are many others.
 

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In fact, some of those fellowships are highly competitive and of very high quality. Thinking of European, Australian and Canadian fellowships, but I am sure there are many others.

University of Auckland/Auckland District Health Board in New Zealand has fellowships in VR/Cornea/medical retina and oculoplastics. You get paid a living wage too (should be more than enough if you don't have kids - would be a stretch if you do). I get paid similar and I live pretty well.