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    GA Residency and Licensure

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    Spoke to someone from GA medical board this morning and basically what the lady told me was that GA follows Cali's list of approved schools and AUA is not on that obviously, so you cant do residency there. However, I see on AUA website in Residency Placement there are students doing Residency in GA. How?

    She said you can get licensed in GA AFTER having completed residency in somewhere else but not residency. I was just curious since I am interested in trying to do residency in GA.

    any thoughts?

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    Whoever you spoke to from the GA medical board doesn't know their own regulations. GA "follows" the CA list as it relates to how many years of graduate medical education /residency training an MD must have prior to being eligible for full licensure: 1 year if the school is CA approved, 3 years if the school is not CA approved.

    georgia.gov - GCMB- NEW IMG POLICY

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    If you are speaking with a State licensing agency and receive information such as this, make sure you know the name of the person. Unfortunately some staff will occasionally give faulty information.

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    according to the link you provided doesnt it say the same thing? AUA is not on the list and so any AUA student would have to completely 3 years of Residency somewhere else?

    i may be misunderstanding this so thank you for the clarification.

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    What do you mean by "somewhere else"?

    NEW IMG POLICY

    Board changes policy concerning graduates of medical schools located outside the US and Canada

    On Friday, February 5, 2010, the members of the Georgia Composite Medical Board voted to use the list titled Medical Schools Recognized by the Medical Board of California as its official reference for approval of medical schools located outside the United States and Canada. Graduates of the schools contained in this list are required to complete one (1) year of post graduate training in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

    Graduates attending schools not listed in the Medical Schools Recognized by the Medical Board of California must complete three (3) years of post graduate training in a program accredited by the ACGME. The list can be viewed online at: Welcome to the Medical Board of California - Medical Schools

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    the lady i spoke with said that meant doing your residency outside of GA in an approved hospital. and then you can apply for GA licensure.

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    She is obviously misinformed. AUA has alumni in Residency in Georgia.

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    as Tipton said, the only real disadvantage of the list in GA is for moonlighting (which would be the only reason you'd be able to obtain a license after 1 year in residency).
    M.D.

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    ok maybe im COMPLETELY misunderstanding everything here and maybe someone can just clarify this.

    based on my conversation with lady....AUA is not on "their list" which means (according to her) that I can not do residency in GA. which according to Tipton is wrong. I am more inclined to think that the GA medical board lady was misinformed becuase like Tipton said AUA does have residents in GA.

    HOWEVER, based on whats written on their website. The information that Tipton has provided obove. That also says that our school is not on "their list". so doesnt that still mean the same thing? doing residency for 3 years in an ACGME accredited institution but outside of GA?

    Sorry if i sound thick but this is all sort of confusing with so many conflicting "facts"

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    The only source of information claiming alumni of non-CA approved schools must complete Residency outside GA to be eligible for licensure in GA is the person you spoke to on the phone. There is no other conflict. She is wrong.

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