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Hello everyone, I’m an IMG ( international medical grade) & have been working as a GP (general physician) in Saskatchewan , Canada for 3 years. I have LMCC ( Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada) and been recently granted CCFP (certification in college of family physicians). I was wondering how I can secure an internal medicine spot in US.
Is there any way I could make that 3 years of general practice in Canada count as a year or 2 of residency in the US? Has anyone encountered a similar scenario? Would appreciate any feedback.
 
Sep 20, 2019
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I don't think anything will count. Because ACGME IM residencies are funded for 3 years. That is my understanding. Why do u want to do IM?
 

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You would have to redo residency from scratch, why not work as a family doctor in the states? Given how easy it is to refer off to OBGYN and pedi there, you can essentially function as general IM
 
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Working in the US as Family doctor needs FM residency. But maybe in some states it works without residency
 
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