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Is it possible for a US Med School Graduate to match into (say) a UK residency program and then further practice medicine in the UK?

I could not find any info on people who graduated with an MD degree in the US and went on to obtain specializations (residencies) and practice medicine internationally. I'd appreciate any info. Tx
 

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Is it possible for a US Med School Graduate to match into (say) a UK residency program and then further practice medicine in the UK?

I could not find any info on people who graduated with an MD degree in the US and went on to obtain specializations (residencies) and practice medicine internationally. I'd appreciate any info. Tx

From my research I have found it is easier to land a Ménage à trois with Jessica Alba and Gisele Bundchen than to land a residency program in most of Europe. They lock their turf down.
 

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From my research I have found it is easier to land a Ménage à trois with Jessica Alba and Gisele Bundchen than to land a residency program in most of Europe. They lock their turf down.

Yep - in every field that pays well, not just medicine. We're the only country selling benefits in vending machines to all comers.
 

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You can take the PLAB (which is the UK's version of the MLE). There's a number of websites that will guide you how. In general though, the US still offers the best opportunities for training.
 

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Is it possible for a US Med School Graduate to match into (say) a UK residency program and then further practice medicine in the UK?

I could not find any info on people who graduated with an MD degree in the US and went on to obtain specializations (residencies) and practice medicine internationally. I'd appreciate any info. Tx

I only personally know one person who went through medical school in the US and then ended up training in psych in the UK. She had personal reasons to do so (married to a Brit), and as a wife of the British citizen she did not have to deal with the major hurdle of getting a suitable visa.

In short, the major problem is the visa at present. PLAB is not difficult, compared to USMLEs (it is like Step 2 but emphasis is on management more than pathophysiology). If you can get round the visa restrictions, then the issue is practically taken care of. US grads seem to be looked upon more favourably than other FMGs in this country.
 

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Yep - in every field that pays well, not just medicine. We're the only country selling benefits in vending machines to all comers.
and it has nothing to do with the size of the US population and the reluctance of homegrown physicians to practice in certain areas of the country...how generous of the US:rolleyes:
 

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BabyPsychDoc,
Thanks for your response. I am not a UK citizen, but I have an EU passport, so i wouldn't need a visa, would I?
Plus, it will be years until I graduate, but I like to plan ahead of time.
 

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:DThe EU passport not only saves you from immigration hassle - it also means you do not need to take any more tests. Congrats! You can compete for a UK residency on equal terms with the UK grads.

P.S.:)I also like to plan ahead of time - it helps you to take appropriate steps in advance rather than being "surprised" at the most inopportune moment.

Good luck.
 
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