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Hi Guys,

For a MRCP/FRCP holder, working as a senior clinician/consultant physician (achieved after 5 years specialist registrars training plus at least 2 years senior house officer training in the UK) , I heard there need only 2 years residency instead of 3 years.

Is that true?

If so what's the process?

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It's possible but not always

This is not always true.

It depends on the willingness of the program director of a given residency program.

The PD has to contact the boards, for example the Internal Medicine boards, and ask to exempt you from one year of residency provided you meet certain requirements in the annual or monthly assessment that they conduct for the resident in preparation for the boards.

Most commonly you can skip the second or the third year of residency and it's very unlikely that you are allowed to skip the first year (internship).

The problem is that when they allow you this, there will be shortage in their PGY2 and/or PGY3 residents and they may run into deficiencies that's why not all programs allow it.

The process is usually referred to as "short cut path"
 
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