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Hi,

Is it possible for a non-American citizen who, upon graduation from a 6-year undergrad-entry MBBS degree in Australia, to do his/her internship and residency in the US without doing the internship in Australia? (assuming that he/she has done very well on the USMLE steps 1&2 during the 6 years of med school) I vaguely remember that in order to do internship in the US, one has to have attended 3 years of undergraduate studies prior to medical school; is this true?

If the above is possible, is it then possible to practise medicine in the US thereafter, e.g. on a work visa? Is the internship in the US done by a non-American citizen paid?

Thanks a lot for any info! :)
 

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Cziffra said:
Hi,

Is it possible for a non-American citizen who, upon graduation from a 6-year undergrad-entry MBBS degree in Australia, to do his/her internship and residency in the US without doing the internship in Australia? (assuming that he/she has done very well on the USMLE steps 1&2 during the 6 years of med school) I vaguely remember that in order to do internship in the US, one has to have attended 3 years of undergraduate studies prior to medical school; is this true?

If the above is possible, is it then possible to practise medicine in the US thereafter, e.g. on a work visa? Is the internship in the US done by a non-American citizen paid?

Thanks a lot for any info! :)

Residency training (which includes the first year, internship) in the US does not require US medical school or undergrad training. Many US medical schools will require 90 units of US undergraduate studies but this is not the case for graduate medical education.

Therefore, it does not matter which program you graduated from (ie, 6 or 4 year) or where, you will need to follow the ECFMG guidelines as well as the considerations for those needing a visa.

Check out the info at http://www.ecfmg.org
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http://www.nrmp.org

best of luck
 

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Thanks Kimberli Cox!

Is that you in the avatar?
 

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Cziffra said:
Is the internship in the US done by a non-American citizen paid?
Long ago, Americans fought a war to end slavery!

As for the avatar, I was wondering the same! Is there something we should know?
 

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Cziffra said:
Thanks Kimberli Cox!

Is that you in the avatar?

Hmmm...no.

He's an actor (on NBC's "Scrubs") and I am female, blonde, younger and usually wearing some form of green scrubs and a bitter look on my face. ;)
 

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Cziffra said:
Hi,

Is the internship in the US done by a non-American citizen paid?

Thanks a lot for any info! :)

yes, your salary as a resident is no different than that done by a US citizen (ie, would be illegal in this country).
 
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