US born, UK trained PMR consultant with Canadian Board Certification

Aug 15, 2017
3
1
Status
  1. Resident [Any Field]
Complicated question, so apologies in advance...
Would a US passport-holding physician with ECFMG who has completed postgraduate specialty training in the UK, followed by PMR Board Certification in Canada, be recognised as 'Board Certified' when applying for positions back in the US? If not, would that person be able to sit the US Boards at that
point?
 

NotAProgDirector

Pastafarians Unite!
Moderator
Oct 11, 2006
8,858
9,447
Status
  1. Attending Physician
It depends. By "board certification in Canada" I assume you are talking about the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. Individual hospitals can decide whether they consider RCPSC an acceptable credential. Many do, so it usually shouldn't be a problem.
 
  • Like
Reactions: notna
Aug 15, 2017
3
1
Status
  1. Resident [Any Field]
It depends. By "board certification in Canada" I assume you are talking about the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. Individual hospitals can decide whether they consider RCPSC an acceptable credential. Many do, so it usually shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks very much for answering! This is the first time I have posted on here and I was uncertain it would be fruitful.
And yes, I do mean RCPSC certification.
Becoming credentialed in my home country is posing a massive challenge!
Thanks again
 
  • Like
Reactions: OxToCA

OxToCA

2+ Year Member
Nov 8, 2015
111
39
Status
  1. Pre-Medical
They could be eligible; someone in my network completed medical school outside of the US/UK/EU and their postgraduate specialty training in the UK (2001), after which they did a US fellowship in obstetric anesthesia (2002) and became board certified in anesthesia in 2014. So, doing what you want to do is possible, but how you'd go about it is something I don't know. For ref, the above person is a Professor at Stanford and was during 2002-2014.
 
Last edited:
This thread is more than 3 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.
About the Ads