Other Is it possible for an already attending in their country IMGs to get a gastro fellowship without going through 3 years of IM residency?

Myriam-gastro

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Hello everyone,
I'm a gastroenterology attending in my country and thinking about moving to the US.
Are there any routes for IMGs who are already specialists in their countries other than re-doing the IM residency then looking for a gastro fellowship.
I heard about doing a preliminary internship and then applying for a fellowship (after securing the steps of course).
Thanks.
 
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Myriam-gastro

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If you don’t want to practice in the US, then it is fine. But if you want to have to complete IM residency training before or after your GI fellowship
So it's better to do an IM residency, make my application for a fellowship stronger then apply for the fellowship if i want to stay and practice there? Also, how long does it take in general to prepare and pass the 3 steps? Thanks :)
 

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So it's better to do an IM residency, make my application for a fellowship stronger then apply for the fellowship if i want to stay and practice there? Also, how long does it take in general to prepare and pass the 3 steps? Thanks :)
Yes unfortunately for us even if we have finished IM residency outside the country you have to complete it to practice. You can do fellowship if you have done the IM residency outside, still mandatory to do a US residency to practice. It takes around a year :) step 1 6 months, step 2 ck and cs 6 - 8 months. And if time do step 3. Yes that’s a great idea. Get good scores do a fellowship and if want to practice residency :) need anything let me know
 

Myriam-gastro

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Yes unfortunately for us even if we have finished IM residency outside the country you have to complete it to practice. You can do fellowship if you have done the IM residency outside, still mandatory to do a US residency to practice. It takes around a year :) step 1 6 months, step 2 ck and cs 6 - 8 months. And if time do step 3. Yes that’s a great idea. Get good scores do a fellowship and if want to practice residency :) need anything let me know
Thanks alot :)
 
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