HI to all. I am relatively new to this forum. I have been reading this forum for the past few days and have gathered lots of info and I would especially like to admire the views of yahh. I hope you have landed into a good programe by now, have you? Can anyone have a say about chances of IMGs (non-US citizens) getting Pathology residency in USA? I am from an asian country and somehow I ended up coming to UK and at the moment shadowing( doing clinical obervership post) in histopathology and applying for a Senior House Officer (equiv to 1st year resident in USA) posts starting from August 2004. Pathology here is a bit different than USA. Here we dont get trained in combined AP and CP. AP itself is a complete and seperate specialty. Hamatology has its own route and so does CP. I am very impressed by the wider scope and well structured training in USA and I would love to get my training there. Do all pathologists in USA trained to do FNAs? In UK its done by surgeons only. Will a year expereince in AP here in UK be of any help in getting residency in USA? What about H1-B visa, is there anyone who was able to get H1-B in pathology? As I see it on Freida Online, it seems as if there is no programe who is ready to sponsor H1-B? Does age matters while applying for residency? Hope to get some views from you guys.