What happens after residency for IMG? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-19-2015
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 2
Threads: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Info What happens after residency for IMG?

Hello friends,
I am an USMLE aspirant from India (IMG) about to appear for Step 1. I am eyeing the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency.
However, I was wondering what happens after my residency gets over.

1. Can we immediately start practicing in the US? I have heard that there are Visa issues for that and also read somewhere that we need to work for 2 years outside US before applying to Practice in US. Couldn't find more details else where.

2. Can we return to India and practice Internal Medicine here. It is accepted in private hospitals right?

3. If we return to India after IM residency, is there an exam which we can write, to gain an Indian Internal Medicine MD directly?

Can somebody please help me with these.
Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 07-19-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 23
Threads: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by danielroshan View Post
Hello friends,
I am an USMLE aspirant from India (IMG) about to appear for Step 1. I am eyeing the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency.
However, I was wondering what happens after my residency gets over.

1. Can we immediately start practicing in the US? I have heard that there are Visa issues for that and also read somewhere that we need to work for 2 years outside US before applying to Practice in US. Couldn't find more details else where.

2. Can we return to India and practice Internal Medicine here. It is accepted in private hospitals right?

3. If we return to India after IM residency, is there an exam which we can write, to gain an Indian Internal Medicine MD directly?

Can somebody please help me with these.
Thanks.
Hi! I can't answer your last two questions. But what is going to happen after residency depends on the type of visa which is sponsored by your residency program.
If a program sponsors j1 then there is a two year home residence requirement. Meaning that you have to return to your place of last residence for two years. To waive that requirement you have to work in an undeserved area in USA or in any veterans hospital. There are other possibilities to get the j1 waiver, but this one is the easiest. Waiver Jobs are mostly available in primary care. 30 jobs per state, also known as Conrad 30 program.
Other possibility is H1b. There is no such requirement. One can be sponsored for GC by employer on an H1b but how long it is going to take depends on your country of origin.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IMG Market and Residency JoBorges IMG Visa Issues 0 04-25-2015 08:55 AM
residency advice for img. placebo IMG Residency Match Forum 4 08-10-2014 10:27 AM
US Military Residency for US IMG? MCH, MD USMG Residency Match Forum 3 09-22-2013 12:01 AM
Pathology residency for IMG Rookie IMG Residency Match Forum 7 04-16-2012 12:41 AM
Neurology residency for IMG Shahzaib IMG Residency Match Forum 1 07-22-2011 04:14 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)