1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

sPecialist in the US? How does it work??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by asdasdasd89, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. asdasdasd89

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi everyone,

    I have a question about residency. I am attending a university outside of the states, but want to practice medicine there. Is it possible to do the residency in Canada and then go to the states to become a specialist? Can anyone briefly explain how this process works?

    Oh and does it matter which med school you attend? I was thinking of University of Toronto, McGill or McMaster, but are they considered well-known/competitive in the US?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Caesar

    Caesar In Memory of Riley Jane
    Physician Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Messages:
    17,041
    Likes Received:
    70
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    You need to become board certified in the US which means taking the USMLE exams. Canadians it may be different for, I am not sure. Why don't you just apply for residency in the US?
     
  4. asdasdasd89

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    hey thanks for the reply

    its because it is a lot cheaper in canada... and there will probably be more scholarship/bursary opportunities

    so if u pass the USMLE, do you apply to become a specialist?
     
  5. 167649

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,503
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Medical Student
  6. plauto

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    3
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    nah...you don't have it clear in mind how residency works.
    Also, I am not sure but what makes you think it's easy to get a residency in Canada? Plenty of competition there already.....
     
  7. Caesar

    Caesar In Memory of Riley Jane
    Physician Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Messages:
    17,041
    Likes Received:
    70
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    cheaper? You don't pay for residencies, you get paid...not much,but some...

    I'd check out those Wiki links.
     

Share This Page