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    tamere is offline Newbie
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    Residency in England?

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    I am Canadian, and my husband is American. Now, we've heard about residency in England as a Canadian. Is there anyway we could go to England for residency if I'm Canadian, and him an American? How do we find out about it?

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    Re: England

    I am Brazilian and I have the same doubt (requirements for a UK residency). Also I'd like to know about the best English Hospitals for a Dermatology residency program.

    Thank you.

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    well

    england has a very different set up- there is no "residency".

    for post graduate training, fresh medical graduates must first write and pass plab 1 and 2, then compete for "PRHO" pre-registered house officer jobs, which recently became 2 years in duration from 1 year. a PRHO may serve at one hospital for the entire 2 years or relocate to another hospital every 6 months or year. it is a paid job.

    after completion, i believe they are eligible to apply for "JHO" junior house officer jobs, which runs for a year. i think it's after finishing this phase that they become 'registered' with the royal college, similar to the concept of 'licensure' in US and canada. it is a paid job, with varying stipends depending on which category of work hours you fall into (some sign a contract for minimum shifts while others are offered maximum shifts

    then they may specialize, by finding "SHO" senior house officer jobs, which can be as short as two years and as long as five years, depending on the field. once SHO is finished, the specialists usually work under supervision in a 1 year probatory status before they can fully practice independently.

    i pretty much threw this option out the window after finding out that to become just a general practitioner, i'm looking at a minimum of 5 years (2 PRHO + 1 JHO + 2 SHO) in post graduate training. starting wage for a general practitioner in england is 60-70K pounds per year, but you gotta keep in mind that from it you have to give up near 40% in taxes. oh and how would you like buying a big mac combo from mcdonalds for 5 pounds plus 17.5% sales tax?

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    uk residency

    hi, thanks for the info about uk residency. i was contemplating goin there but now i have second thoughts after reading your article. I just heard that if u come from a univ. that offers an MD, we skip the junior officer post and move directly to a senior officer post, which lasts for only 2 yrs rather than the 5 yrs u mentioned. i will be going to london in christmas so i will double check with the hospitals there. I was just wondering if u heard anything along these lines?
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    Great!

    Please PM me and get back to me about your findings in London, it would be wonderful if what you heard is true.

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    I'm also considering UK....

    I am a Canadian student who is attending SGU (1st term). My fiance has just finished his 4th term and will soon be writing the USMLE step 1. We are trying to decide between US and UK. I know that the health care systems are very different and there are many aspects to this decision. As Canadians do we face more barriers in one country vs. another? With regards to career advancement, is US better than the UK? I suppose I'm just looking for people's opinions with regards to a practicing in the UK vs US. Any ideas are greatly appreciated [Sorry if I'm being too vague ]

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    UK Residency

    Graduated from UWI with MBBS and did my residency in England as an SHO not JHO. I didn't have to do the Plab's then since the University was GMC recognised, but I belive now you do, check www.gmc-uk.org. The part with the salaries are true, pretty low in my opinion, even after compelting my Fellowship in Sugery it's difficult to get senior jobs. Recommend you go the the US and do your residency, much more opportunities.

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    Thanks Trinisurgeon

    How is malpractice insurance in UK? I know it's pretty high in the US. Also, what about work hours? I heard that during residency, they cap you at 45 hrs/ week whereas in the US it's around 90 hrs/week???

    Thanks again Trinisurgeon for you help

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    No malpractice insurance....

    In England you don't pay mal practice insurance if you are employed by the NHS.

    However, you can take out insurance with the Medical Protection Society, around 800 pounds per year, depending on your speciality. However, I didn't have insurance when I was working there.

    Work hours are pretty decent, they stick within the cap of 45 hrs/week, generally a one in four call.

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    Re: Great!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirst
    Please PM me and get back to me about your findings in London, it would be wonderful if what you heard is true.
    hi kirst, visited london, england and just as trinisurgeon had mentioned in his past post, they have closed that avenue and we no longer can go directly move into a SHO without doing the JHO. this change just happened in the past month or so. i guess a lot of people from the carribbean were trying to get into the system that way! the webisite as he mentioned http://www.gmc-uk.org./ has the most up to date information. what i did find was that there is a cap for 45 hrs/week for doctors and anything over is optional. also malpractice is starting to pick up in the uk and most of the doctors i met had supplimental malpractice insurance...it seems the uk is becoming more like the states in that respect. as for salaries go, general practioners are making 100,000 pounds take home after tax ! and specialists are around 120k. take home
    not bad!
    hope this helps!

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