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sPecialist in the US? How does it work??

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

  1. asdasdasd89

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    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. Caesar

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    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?
     
  3. asdasdasd89

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    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?
     
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    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.....
     
  6. Caesar

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    cheaper? You don't pay for residencies, you get paid...not much,but some...

    I'd check out those Wiki links.
     

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