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    cacaosays is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Hello everyone,

    Getting a degree in Medicine from a Romanian University(Cluj) and then doing your residency in the USA to become a Medical Examiner.
    How easy does this sound to you?
    Is that a competitive and crowded path with little chance of accepting a non-U.S citizen?


    *also got a BSc degree in Biology (I don't know if that counts for something)


    Thanks a lot!

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    There is nothing particularly easy about becoming a competent physician. Especially in the Balkans, by the way.

    Getting into Cluj is not the hard part. Rocking the USMLEs (when your school does not care about them), getting US clinical experience somehow, and ultimately matching into a pathology residency in the US afterward, especially graduating after 2016, will be MUCH more difficult. And that is not even looking at a forensics fellowship thereafter.

    Granted, pathology has traditionally taken a lot of FMGs, but the numbers are not going to be in your favor based on the AAMC and ACGME projections. Especially as a non-citizen or Green Card holder, you are looking at a definite (and steep) uphill climb. FWIW, I would have a backup plan (or three) in case the path match does not happen.

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    I'll take everything into consideration.

    Thank you

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