Hello people. I'll be studying medicine at Imperial College London for the MBBS (Bach. of medicine & surgery) + Bsc (a 6 year course). I was wondering if anyone can tell me what I have to do to be able to practice in America (to start residency? Is this what it's called). Forgive me, I'm quite ignorant of the system in the United States. Is the MBBS recognised to any degree in the US? Are there any additional tests or courses I have to take?? Your help is very much appreciated. Regards. Also, what are the major hospitals in the US? In the UK there's St Georges Hospital etc. In the UK, medical students who come out of medical school (in a nut shell) first work as a Pre-registrial House Officer, then Senior House Officer, then Registrar, then Consultant (which is at the top of the ladder). Are there similar promotional ladders in the US? If so how long does it usually take to climb to the top of the ladder? In the UK it usually takes around 10 years. Sorry to drag on, what's the salary like for doctors in the US? Thank you in advance for your replies.