Sponsored Links
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Uk or USA?

  1. #1
    maximilian91 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Uk or USA?

    Advertisements



    Hi everybody!
    I'm new here

    I'm an italian student, and since now i'm taking infos about the residency.

    Do you think it's easier as IMG to succed in doing a residency ( for example general surgery) in UK? Or it's the same difficulty to enter a US residency program?

    And what about the professional formation?Uk is similar to USA, or there's
    much difference? ( sure better than Italy )

    Thanks in advance!!

  2. #2
    brusmani is offline Member 511 points
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    London-U.K
    Posts
    145
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by maximilian91 View Post
    Hi everybody!
    I'm new here

    I'm an italian student, and since now i'm taking infos about the residency.

    Do you think it's easier as IMG to succed in doing a residency ( for example general surgery) in UK? Or it's the same difficulty to enter a US residency program?

    And what about the professional formation?Uk is similar to USA, or there's
    much difference? ( sure better than Italy )

    Thanks in advance!!
    Ma non sottovalutare l'educazione in Italia!!!!Cmq non si puo' comparare Il Regno Unito con gli Stati Uniti.In The US You have to do a bachelor's degree first,then You apply to a 4 year programme.In The UK,You go to Uni straight from Your A levels,and it takes 5 years to graduate.Since You're Italian,no matter where in the E.U You graduate,You are not considered IMG in the UK,you're are "HOME TRAINED DOCTOR",of course it's much more difficult to match in the US,not to mention You have to pass the USMLEs whereas in the UK You don't need to do any exams,also,surgery is very competitive even for American graduates.If You really want to study in the US,you have to do a bachelor's degree first.You could also try Caribbean schools as they prepare You for the USMLEs,if You graduate in Europe,You'd have to study by yourself.UK and US are 2 extremes,choose one and fight for it.If You are a hard working student and don't mind preparing for the USMLEs by Yourself,You could study in the UK and try to match in the US,there are some Unis here that allow you to do rotations and clerkships in the US,but don't focus only on surgery,it's more competitive than other fields,and it doesn't matter where You study,what counts is your socore in the USMLEs.
    Ti saluto,
    Buona fortuna nelle tue decisioni!

  3. #3
    Cenc is offline Newbie 511 points
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    15
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Personally, if I were you I would consider doing a residency in the USA, especially if you manage to get into one of the top programs (Mayo Clinic, Hopkins, one of Harvard programs, Yale Hospital,...)

  4. #4
    burn619 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    2
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    i can say its both. I am going to study in UK but i am just lucky since I have an auntie there living. anyways, studying is on the person's abilities. all can be easy if you persuade or study hard. therefore, it will be hard the other way around. hope that helps.
    Good, Better and Best; Never let it rest, Until your Good is Better and your Better is Best.Hidden Content

  5. #5
    futurembbs is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    5
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    i would stick with the UK and try to get membership with the Royal College of Physicians - it's a passport to working abroad and in the USA.

  6. #6
    devildoc8404's Avatar
    devildoc8404 is offline Elite Member 11590 points
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse
    Posts
    4,725
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I beg pardon, but you absolutely cannot work as a physician in the US based solely on RCP membership. Even an RCP member from the UK would still need to pass all of the USMLE exams (Steps 1, 2cs, 2ck and 3), REPEAT his or her residency training, and THEN s/he could work in the US. At best, a board-certified UK physician would receive a year off of the residency, and even that is not guaranteed.

    It's ridiculous, yes, but it's the system in the States.

    Quote Originally Posted by futurembbs View Post
    i would stick with the UK and try to get membership with the Royal College of Physicians - it's a passport to working abroad and in the USA.
    "When I haven't any blue... I use red."
    Pablo Picasso

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Site Meter