Would it be wrong to do a year of medical residency in australia and then apply to the united states?

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  • 1 month ago

    Wrong? No, just impossible. Hospitals don't take on new residents in the middle of a residency program. Furthermore, with more Americans earning MD degrees annually than there are residencies available, why would a hospital spend so much time & money on visas for foreigners, even if they earn their MD in the US? 

  • 1 month ago

    Once you are a qualified doctor you can apply for a specialist residency/fellowship anywhere in the world.  You presumably know that you have to pass the three USMLE exams to be able to do this in the US.  A friend of mine recently passed all three exams in a single year but she has an Oxford MBBS and is rather exceptional, most people take two years to do them, they are hard work.

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