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    Fellowship in Skeletal Radiology

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    Hi,
    I'm from India, in my final yr MD Radiology.
    I am interested in doing a 6 month fellowship in MSK Radiology in the US.
    Would I need to give the USMLE ? How should I go about getting a fellowship ?
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    As I understand it, you will need to do your residency in Radiology over again in the US in order to be eligible for fellowship training in the States. This will mean completing the USMLE steps (1, 2cs, 2ck) and applying for the Match in Radiology, actually matching into this very competitive specialty (which is not a given), completing the residency again (assuming you are fortunate enough to match), passing Step 3 of the USMLE, and THEN applying for the fellowship. There is a possibility that if you were able to match into a residency they might give you a year of credit for your overseas training, but that is not guaranteed.

    Regardless, it is a very long road if you decide to do your residency overseas and want to train in the US... far better to have done your residency there in the first place, although I know that information does little to help you at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjoshi44 View Post
    Hi,
    I'm from India, in my final yr MD Radiology.
    I am interested in doing a 6 month fellowship in MSK Radiology in the US.
    Would I need to give the USMLE ? How should I go about getting a fellowship ?
    Regards,

    Its a crazy world!!!

    I was told that many of the radiology reports we receive now are the result of transmitting images to India for interpretation by Indian radiologist. Do they have a license in the USA?? Who knows? You may be better off opening up your own global radiology services company with its base in India and bill for your services from there.

    Once again, I am still uncomfortable with the legal dynamics but I was told it is happening. Brings up the question of practicing medicine without a license but my guess is that it is the primary care providers butt if the interpretations are not kosher. Like I said, it is a crazy world!

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    I believe you are correct, leadsled. I have heard of hospitals digitally sending their overnight images to Australia for interpretation, and I can only imagine that it would be even cheaper to send them to India. Crazy. ("Noooo, we CERTAINLY won't let you come here to practice... but would you mind having a peek at this film from our Emergency Department at 3:30 in the morning?")

    Quote Originally Posted by leadsled View Post
    Its a crazy world!!!

    I was told that many of the radiology reports we receive now are the result of transmitting images to India for interpretation by Indian radiologist. Do they have a license in the USA?? Who knows? You may be better off opening up your own global radiology services company with its base in India and bill for your services from there.

    Once again, I am still uncomfortable with the legal dynamics but I was told it is happening. Brings up the question of practicing medicine without a license but my guess is that it is the primary care providers butt if the interpretations are not kosher. Like I said, it is a crazy world!

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    blue... I use red
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