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finished anesthesiology in India. Are there any job opportunities in Western Europe, Canada, Australia/New Zealand?
+ ecfmg certified. any chances of emergency med/internal med residency in US?
 

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finished anesthesiology in India. Are there any job opportunities in Western Europe, Canada, Australia/New Zealand?
+ ecfmg certified. any chances of emergency med/internal med residency in US?
1) You should try the Europe, Canada, and Australia/New Zealand forums.

2) Currently, the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) will likely recognize most of the training from a nation like the USA or Canada or UK. But fairly or unfairly, at least to my knowledge, ANZCA probably won't recognize most of your anaesthetics training from India. So you might have to do all your training over again. Of course check with ANZCA, but that's my understanding. I'm just saying be prepared you may have to do your training all over again. (And all this assumes you've sorted out other important things like Aussie permanent residency or citizenship.)

3) Right now EM in the US is hugely competitive for an IMG to match into. You're already an attending, albeit in a different specialty, so maybe that will help some. Maybe, but still no guarantees.

4) IM (if you're open to any program anywhere in the US including "undesirable" locations) is more do-able. There are many good IM programs in "undesirable" locations though.

5) Importantly you haven't said anything about things like your US citizenship or green card status (if you'll need a visa), USMLE scores, US clinical experience, letters of reference, research publications if any, etc.
 

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Agree that EM is not likely, IM might happen under the right circumstances. How long ago did you finish med school? Did you take the USMLE?
 
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Agree that EM is not likely, IM might happen under the right circumstances. How long ago did you finish med school? Did you take the USMLE?
yes. step 1 - 235, step 2 ck- 210, step 2 cs - passed in 2nd attempt.. yet to take step 3
 

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You have a very low Step 2 CK score. Count yourself lucky if you get accepted into any American program, especially if you are not a permanent resident or citizen.

I would be shocked if any developed country medical board would give a damn about your Indian anesthesia residency, no offense. So be prepared to start training from zero.
 
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Agree that EM is not likely, IM might happen under the right circumstances. How long ago did you finish med school? Did you take the USMLE?
Would second that there's probably no chance in EM, and medicine would also be tough. Don't let anyone on here dissuade you from trying though, every year there are places that don't fill
 
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Would second that there's probably no chance in EM, and medicine would also be tough. Don't let anyone on here dissuade you from trying though, every year there are places that don't fill
Family practice?
 
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