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Hello,

I wonder if someone can explain the route from graduation from medical school to specialization in the US? I am planning to graduate from medical school and complete Step 1&2 at the same time, what happens next? application directly to speciality or else?

In UK, graduates need to complete two years of foundation training, which is a paid full time job, before applying for speciality training.

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In USA you apply to residency right after your graduation and ECFMG certification.

Residency duration varies from 3 to 7 years.

If you want to further subspecialize like for example cardiology or endocrinology then you do 2-3 years fellowship after residency.

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