No, they are not difficult to get. What's difficult is to get into general surgery residency but once you are there, getting these fellowships is a piece of cake.1) So are the fellowship programs you mentioned difficult to get for IMGs even after finishing General Surgery Residency in U.S.?
What I can remember right now are these:2) Could you please provide me with the list of such fellowship programs we can do after IM residency?
Same answer as for surgery fellowships above3) Same question for IM fellowship programs too - Are they difficult to get for IMGs after finishing IM residency in U.S.?
I refer you to this thread http://www.usmle-forums.com/residency-match-forum/5800-fellowships-without-residency.html4) How difficult is to get those fellowship programs(IM/Surgery) for IMGs who have done their Residency in their home countries (other than U.S.)?