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Residency in France

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Anndalis, May 15, 2008.

  1. Anndalis


    May 15, 2008
    Hi everyone,
    I would like to get your opinions and experiences or your background about taking a residency program in France.

    I speak good french and communication is no big deal to me.
    My concern would be regarding the Programs it self.

    Is it structured programs like in the USA and Canada ?
    How exactly the systems goes during a residency in surgery ?

    In US or Canada vs Germany for example, you are in one place and you know each year what would you go through and what you would learn and in a specific time you should be a board eligible then a fellow.

    I hared some talk about France that it is following the German path where you get attached to an Attending and learn from him and go from hospital to another. And, I hared another talk that it is following the structured learning of US and Canada.

    SO any recommendation ?
    I have the Chance to continue in Canada but prefer France as a country.

    Your help is appreciated,

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  3. MSHell

    MSHell Deranged User 10+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    It might be easier to finish residency in Canada and then move to France, especially if you've graduated outside Europe. If you're determined however, here is some info:

    Centre National des Concours d'Internat - look for médecins étrangers.

    And of course, This site has a lot of info on medical education and specialty training in France.

    I don't know anything about German specialty training, but it doesn't seem like it at all. Depending on your results in the Concours, you choose your specialty and location and you stay there for your whole training.
  4. Anndalis


    May 15, 2008

    Thanks MSHell for the useful sites.
    I will go through them,

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