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Official Medical Institutes State license after radiology fellowship

Hello, I am IMG.
Please any one tell me that after clearing all three steps of USMLE if I do three year fellowship in radiology without doing residency can i get permission to work in US as a radiologist?
Or i have to do residency there?
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Please go through here for this information:

http://www.theabr.org/ic-int-dr
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State Medical Boards in the United States (all 50 States) require 2-3 residency training in ACGME-accredited program + Pass in Step 3 before they grant a license to practice.

Some states such as California and Texas require have other extra requirements.

Therefore, if you do fellowship, you won't be eligible for license and therefore you can't practice in USA, however, you might be eligible for the board (see vaibhavmanu link above)

Question: Can I practice medicine without being State licensed?
Answer: Yes, in very rare and occasional cicumstances, some intitutions such as big Universities may have their own licensing requirements and may grant you a job, but that's not the normal and typical route, this is just an exception.

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