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    residency's impact on practicing in CA

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    Hi,

    i finally got into st george and since i am from CA one thing thats been on my mind is how hard it would be to come back to CA to practice. How important is it to do residency in the state u want to practice in? also, are the residencies in CA easy or hard to get into? (i am looking for somethin along the lines of family practice or internal medicine). Oh and also, do doing clinical rotations in the states you want to practice in help? i.e. do ppl who do rotations in NY for the 3rd and 4rth yr have just a good of a chance of gettin into CA residencies vs someone who rotated thru CA rotations? i really want to come back to CA to practice eventually so just a lil worried... i would really appreciate any feedbacks!

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    SGU has several hospitals in CA. Family practice and IM isnt so hard to get into so you do have a chance. Doing rotations in the state or more importantly in the program that you want to get accepted to in CA as a resident is very helpful in getting LOR and residency in CA although that goes for any state or program. I dont think it matters where you do your residency you can still obtain a license in CA. All you have to do is fulfill requirements to practice there such as fill out L-6 forms (i think), do a FP and neurology rotations. Those are the requirements I know of I am sure so others can tell you others that I have missed.

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    see

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    thanks

    thanks you guys, the infos pretty helpful!

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    There was a survey a while back (I think it was in NEJM) that showed most physicians practice within 100 miles from their last training place. It makes sense because this is where your networkings are. I'm working 30 miles from where my residency training is because I want to. I had a recruitment discussion with UCSF to work for them as a hospitalist when I rotated through there as a resident, but decided not to pursuit it because I don't want to live in the Occupied Territory of San Francisco... Of course there are exceptions -- I believe Steph is going to work in a completely different state than where she trained. By and Large, most folks where I am are trained in California.

    As I mentioned in the other thread, there are plenty of hospitals that take
    SGU grads into their IM or FP program. Can't say for Kern County, but for Highland and San Joaquin, all of the SGU grads here were medical students here at some point while in school. So yes, it's very advisible to do some rotations at Highland and San Joaquin if you want to come to either place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard
    There was a survey a while back (I think it was in NEJM) that showed most physicians practice within 100 miles from their last training place. It makes sense because this is where your networkings are. I'm working 30 miles from where my residency training is because I want to. I had a recruitment discussion with UCSF to work for them as a hospitalist when I rotated through there as a resident, but decided not to pursuit it because I don't want to live in the Occupied Territory of San Francisco... Of course there are exceptions -- I believe Steph is going to work in a completely different state than where she trained. By and Large, most folks where I am are trained in California.

    As I mentioned in the other thread, there are plenty of hospitals that take
    SGU grads into their IM or FP program. Can't say for Kern County, but for Highland and San Joaquin, all of the SGU grads here were medical students here at some point while in school. So yes, it's very advisible to do some rotations at Highland and San Joaquin if you want to come to either place.

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    actually most data shows that men practice w/i 250 miles of their wife's home. Which doesnt preclude P's statement.
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    Umm... my wife is originally from NY. I guess this makes me an exception 8) Actually, my wife loves where we are now, and I doubt I can get her to go back to NY even if I want to (which I don't). We are happy and content to be simple, unsophisticated "valley folks" 8) Big cities scare us now...

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    thanks you guys for the info! I will definitely try to rotate thru the CA sites and hopefully i can get to come bak to CA.

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