UK medical school -> US residency

Discussion in 'Residency' started by natalierose, May 17, 2009.

  1. natalierose

    natalierose New Member

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    I know that my visa will not be a problem since I am a US citizen, but will I still be at a great disadvantage for attending medical school in the UK when applying for US residencies?

    Or will not having to get a visa at least give me a chance of getting into a decent residency program?

    Has anyone ever made this transition/know someone who has and do you think it's realistic?
     
  2. Scottish Chap

    Scottish Chap Super Moderator

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    The reason that non-U.S. trained physicians face discrimination when applying for U.S. residency positions is not a inherent distrust of other educational systems. It's merely that they (residency directors) won't deal with visa issues if they don't have to (and with so many qualified U.S.-trained physicians, they usually don't have to). Short answer: you will be less desirable than a U.S.-trained U.S. citizen, but more desirable than a foreign-trained foreign citizen, and the same or slightly less desirable than a U.S.-trained foreign citizen.
     

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