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    To all prospective Charles students

    I wanted to the post the link to a seminar (on USMLE and residency in the US)that was presented to us by a 3rd faculty student 2 weeks back but there was a problem with the link. It's fixed now and you can check it out:

    'Getting a Residency in the US' PowerPoint - LF1 Student

    The doctor who presented this seminar graduated from the 3rd Faculty of Medicine and is currently doing his residency in Emergency Medicine at Brooklyn Hospital, New York.

    Also do keep in mind that the 3rd Faculty of Medicine uses a PBL approach (used in several Western European schools), so that's definitely a huge advantage when it comes to studying not only for the MLE, but also exams like PLAB, TRAS, AMC and NZREX, which follow a similar approach. So you guys should also look into this faculty should you not get into the First Fac. The only drawback is that it is not California-approved.

    We've also had a similar seminar presented to us last year by Dr. Neil Correira but unfortunately, he didn't put it on the website. Both of these doctors however, have recommended students to take Step 1 at the end of the 4th year, and Step 2 CK at the end of the 5th year (and one can do the Step 2 CS either sometime during the 5th year or the beginning of the 6th year) and then apply for electives and residency programs during 6th year. However, one can always take the Step 1 earlier - at the end of 3rd year (the only problem is that we finish Pharmacology and Immunology in the winter semester of 4th year, so you would have to study for these subjects all by yourself.) So it wouldn't be very ideal. Also the fact that we also have some clinically oriented courses that will help with Step 1 (clinically oriented Anatomy, clinical genetics, clinical biochemistry etc.)


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    Thanks for clearing it up.

    I have no intention of practising in the USA but I just wanted to understand the whole 'CA accreditation' thing.

    It is discussed in a number of threads but never explicitly explained until now

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    No worries, jamesa.

    I think it is important for people who do plan to practice in the States to understand this. I keep meeting and hearing from people who think that there is some leeway, or some sort of work-around on California, and according to the CMB there just isn't. (But people will say, "Oh, I heard about a guy," or "My friend's dad is a doctor, and he said blah blah blah" - which holds absolutely no weight when it comes to licensing. It's like talking to a brick wall sometimes.)

    Granted, I'm at a non-CA-approved program, myself, and I have to approach my career with the understanding that I am realistically never going to work in California. It's not a complete dealbreaker for me, due to my own personal circumstances and the fact that I don't especially want to live there, but it does limit the number of residencies available, etc. There is no doubt that I would probably be in a better situation if I had attended a school with 50-state approval, to be sure.

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