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Has Anyone Done the Fifth Pathway Program?

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by dr.radha, Feb 9, 2001.

  1. dr.radha

    dr.radha Junior Member

    Jan 19, 2001
    Hello! I will be graduating in May, and need to do my one year of internship. I have opted to do this in the US, and have heard a lot about the fifth pathway program. If anyone who reads this has done this program or has applied to it, I was wondering about what the program was like, how to make myself a good candidate, when to apply, and your email address if I have anymore questions, should the need arises. Thanks for you help!
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  3. dwstranger

    dwstranger Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bethlehem, PA
    Graduated from where? I think I remember in a post you said you were in school in India?

    You are eligible for the 5th Pathway only if the school you attended (and the country where that school is located) requires a year of internship and a year of social service before you get your degree (like Mexico). If you have already received your MD, you are ineligible. Also, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident who has gone abroad for your education and want to return for your internship / residency. If both of these things (school & citizenship) aren't you -- then you have to go the regular ECFMG route, become ECFMG-certified, and apply for residency with all the other IMG's.

    Go the the AMA's website, ECFMG section, and look up 5th Pathway. and search for "Fifth Pathway."

    If you meet the criteria, go to NY Medical College's site (they're the only one to offer 5th Pathway right now):

    Hope this helps.

    [This message has been edited by dwstranger (edited 02-09-2001).]
  4. Stephen Ewen

    Stephen Ewen 10+ Year Member

    Just to bring confirmation, this info is correct except that Puerto Rico also has a 5th PW for PR citizens only.
  5. Mig2x

    Mig2x Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    If im not mistaken, PR citizens doesnt have to go through the year of intership because the program was eliminated by the ex-governor of the island some 2 or 3 years ago.
    We just graduate and go on to our residency programs
  6. Stephen Ewen

    Stephen Ewen 10+ Year Member

    Cool, thanks for updating my info.

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