Dec 7, 2014
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Hi,

I am in my training for general cardiology in USA, and I will graduate in 6/2016, and due to visa restrictions, I can not go straight to interventional fellowship after I graduate,

I have an opportunity for an interventional fellowship in good place in Canada, my questions are;

1- am I eligible to work in USA as an interventionalist after I graduate from Canadian IC program? I know that I would not be board eligible, but just asking about the work eligibility.

2-If I worked as a non invasive for a couple of years until I get my GC, what are my chances to go to IC after that? would appreciate if you could share your thoughts.
 
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uselessmember

I'm not an expert, but I think the answers to your questions are on the ACGME's website.
There is a certain classification of training sites in Canada that will be considered equivalent to the ACGME.
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/portals/0/pfassets/programrequirements/cpr_eligibility_exception_faqs.pdf

However, I think you have to apply for special consideration to be ABIM board eligible, so you could possibly get it from Canada.
http://www.abim.org/certification/policies/imss/icard.aspx

Let us know about any clarifications to this once you find out the details.