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Old 04-25-2014
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Unhappy alternative career options for IMG

hi everyone, a little background first
i am graduate from india and done 3 yrs of residency on OBGYN but could not complete the exam as i got married and had to move to USA.. i lost around 2 yrs because of child bearing and what not.. i tried to prepare for USMLE and failed twice..
i know this all seems stupid decisions all along.. but now i need help to make somethings right
now i am looking for alternative careers for IMG.. anyone who can guide me .. every help is deeply appreciated..
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Old 04-26-2014
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-There are plenty of options for IMGs who choose alternative careers. The list includes nursing/nurse practitioner, physician assistant, research, advanced degree (eg. MPH, PhD), health coaching, teaching (eg. at test prep), optometry, surgical assisting,

Here's a few resources that might be helpful for you:
-Welcome back initiative: this is a free, non-profit service that helps IMGs and other internationally trained health professionals by giving information, resources and networking in the U.S. health sector. You can go through this link. -> this website has nice articles on Masters, PhD and PA programs for IMGs. Link here.

-I personally like the idea of health coaching, but it's not for everyone. There's organizations that offer training and certification, such as the Mayo Clinic and Wellcoaches.

-You might also be interested in a Webinar called "I didn't match, now what?" on the ECFMG website, which was broadcast earlier this month. The first part won't be relevant to you (it's about trying to increase your matching chance for next year) but the latter parts cover alternative careers for IMGs including advanced degrees, nursing/nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs. There's an IMG who went through the Physician Assistant program that presents a nice section for this career path. You can access it through this link.

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Default Alternative Health Care Licenses

If you are looking for an alternative health care license such as an acupuncture license which can be a great alternative for IMG's, contact us at 647-567-9732 or via e-mail at and maybe we can help you!
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