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Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by caduceus5, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. caduceus5

    caduceus5 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Can anyone tell me what type of residencies foreign medical graduates can get in the U.S.? Can they get the same variety as U.S. medical graduates, or is it maybe worse.
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  3. ana


    Generally, they do not get into the more competitive residencies or programs unless they have extensive research backgrounds or are well connected.
  4. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Ana is right - while it is possible for an IMG to obtain a US residency in most any specialty, the truth is that US grads will almost always be preferred.

    I'll move this to the Rotations and Residencies Forum for you.
  5. bubbas2

    bubbas2 Junior Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Pediatrics, gen. surgery, family practice, and by shear numbers of spots internal medicine. There is a lot of variability within each specialty. Location,location, location is what matters. Internal medicine at a top group program is much more competative than a joe-blow surgical spot. Catch my drift. Surgical spots are fewer because of the smaller number of programs and spots per program.

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