retina fellowship in aborad for indian students

Discussion in 'Young Ophthalmologists' started by ckj, Jul 3, 2008.

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  1. ckj


    Jun 27, 2008
    i,m doing clinical vitreo retina fellowship in india, want to ve some experience outside india also , do we need to give any exam? which? how about the surgical chances? Canada or US or UK or any other country? which one wud be better? can some body help me?
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  3. orbitsurgMD

    orbitsurgMD Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 27, 2005

    Someone I respect once said the best fellowship is the one you get. That is largely true.

    Applying from India, I don't know how easy it would be to get the necessary visa in the USA, but plenty of Indian residents seem to manage. Your problem might be with programs that expect you to be able to obtain a license in the state where you are doing your training. Without at least an internship year (and in some places a whole residency) in the USA, you might have difficulty qualifying for the license. You would likely also have to take the general boards examination required of all doctors in the USA.

    I know of at least one doctor from the USA who was not yet licensed for having not completed his Step 3 examination who managed to get a retina fellowship in the UK, at Moorfields, no less. So go figure.
  4. drvinayshah

    drvinayshah New Member

    Apr 19, 2006

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