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    Possible?

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    Hi,

    Just wondering. After obtaining an IM residency with H1 in U.S and completing it, is it possible to practice in Canada? Or do some exams have to be taken? Any ideas about this?

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    Going back to Canada atfer IM in US

    As already posted in some of the other threads in this forum, the major problem is that in Canada a General IM residency is 4 yrs. whereas in the U.S. it's only 3. So after finishing IM in the U.S. you would somehow have to make up that extra year of training in Canada, which would be quite difficult to arrange. One possible solution might be to spend another year in the U.S. as an IM chief resident (preferably wherever you do the residency, but maybe it doesn't matter that much). Technically this should then count as your 4th year of IM, although I would suggest contacting the licensing bodies of whichever province(s) you plan on practicing in to know for sure whether this would be acceptable.

    The other solution would be to go for a fellowship. I think in most cases the fellowships should be more or less equivalent in terms of training time, so that might actually be yoru best bet.

    As far as exams go, no matter what you would have to take the MCCEE (as a FMG), QE parts I & II, and then the Royal College board exams in IM (plus your specialty if applicable). To me it all seems like a big pain in the butt. Once you've done your whole residency (and fellowship) in the U.S., do you really want to go through all that trouble to end up making less money in Canada???
    Stephen Sloan, M.D.
    PGY2 Internal Medicine
    John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (the NEW Cook County Hospital)

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    nmd2b is offline Junior Member
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    Hmm...

    Guess it's not worth it

    Thanks for clearing things up.

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