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Idea! Residency after PHD

What if someone applying for residency after Phd??
Phd courses are 3-7 years duration and if one is applying for residency after long time then what is his chances of getting residency??
With Phd your application become strong with lot of research experience & many publications.What are your views?? please share.
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It depends on the program. Many program prefer to take candidates who have research, others don't......but if you wanna delay things to that many years its best to do research/PhD, it should bolster your CV.
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It depends on the program. Many program prefer to take candidates who have research, others don't......but if you wanna delay things to that many years its best to do research/PhD, it should bolster your CV.
You are right, there are many pros & cons of PhD-
Pros-
1. Strong research experience with hopefully many publications.
2. MD+PhD make application strong
3. one may take a path of post doc research after PhD as a back up plan if residency is not possible to get.

Cons-
1. Take almost 3-7 years to do PhD.
2. Automatically become old graduate.
3. many program will not take old IMG hence can apply to limited number of programs.
4. Salary is not as high as resident or board certified doctors.

Anybody knows PhD courses in UK or Germany?? There it is of only 3 years .
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You are right,there are many pros & cons of PhD-
Pros-
1.Strong research experience with hopefully many publications.
2.MD+PhD make application strong
3. one may take a path of post doc research after PhD as a back up plan if residency is not possible to get.

Cons-
1.Take almost 3-7 years to do PhD.
2.Automatically become old graduate.
3.many program will not take old IMG hence can apply to limited number of programs.
4.Salary is not as high as resident or board certified doctors.

Anybody knows PhD courses in UK or Germany?? There it is of only 3 years .
There is a retrograde path for residency, I think few people are comfortable with this. You can first do fellowship (these positions keep opening, you need to be MD in your country to enter) and you get the same pay as resident. Advantage is that the program gets to see your work and you stand a good chance to match in the same Hospital/university residency program. If not you have US clinical experience and it is acceptable to many other programs and does not waste much time (only 2-3 years depending on which Fellowship you want to do). Fellows get almost same pay as resident.
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There is a retrograde path for residency,I think few people are comfortable with this.You can first do fellowship(these positions keep opening,you need to be MD in your country to enter) and you get the same pay as resident.Advantage is that the program gets to see your work and you stand a good chance to match in the same Hospital/university residency program.If not you have US clinical experience and it is acceptable to many other programs and does not waste much time(only 2-3 years depending on which Fellowship you want to do).Fellows get almost same pay as resident.
This path is a good path & safer if one do not get residency then he has home country residency & fellowship from US hence can practice in home country ,

do you know anyone who has got residency through this path?
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This path is a good path & safer if one do not get residency then he has home country residency & fellowship from US hence can practice in home country ,

do you know anyone who has got residency through this path?
I personally dont know if anybody got it, but read in this forum. I think admins of ths forum had a thread regarding this. I still remember they had mentioned that it is relatively easy to get fellowships.
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