Avoiding medical residency for experienced UK doctors?

My husband has always wanted to work in the US as a doctor, but currently the grueling nature of US residency programs (mainly the long hours) is what is giving us pause. He's done USMLE 1-3 (and CSA test), has the necessary certificates to practice there, and holds a permanent green card, so there's... show more My husband has always wanted to work in the US as a doctor, but currently the grueling nature of US residency programs (mainly the long hours) is what is giving us pause. He's done USMLE 1-3 (and CSA test), has the necessary certificates to practice there, and holds a permanent green card, so there's really nothing else preventing him. What we were mainly wondering about was if it was possible for him to work a few years in the UK as a consultant (relatively the same level as an attending in the US) and them come to work in the US as an attending or fellow, bypassing residency. He already has ~5 years experience and an MRCP qualification, so the idea of him starting over again, making 1/3 his current salary and working twice the number of hours isn't exactly appealing. Does anyone know if this is possible? We would really appreciate any informed response. Thanks!
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