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Scope of practice in India for a US DO

Discussion in 'India and South Asia' started by manannaik, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. manannaik

    manannaik Junior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2004
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    Hey guys,

    I just had this question that I couldnt find an anwser to. I am still a newbie and starting out, but I did have the idea to come back to india for a few months every few years and practice, probably on a volunteer basis, it is home at the end of the day. But I had a question about if a DO can practice in india? and if so are there any special requirments? Say if someone was a US practicing DO, Has done a ACGME residency, Done USMLE and is board certified, is it possible to be recognized and practice in India?
  2. kealaq

    kealaq Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist
    10+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2006
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    Attending Physician
    I am not sure about being USMLE, ACGME, or board-certified & then working in India. But US doctors, both MD & DO, do medical mission volunteer work in India & Asia, so check into that volunteer route.

    Check out the "AOA International License Summary" published March 2006. It may have some answers for your practicing as an osteopathic doctor in India or Canada:


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