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Victorinox Jun 25th 2016 9:01 pm

Re: UK trained doctors in U.S.?
 
The fellowship route is specialty-dependent. An example, ortho is insanely competitive, so unless youve won a nobel prize in your home country (hyberbole) it is very unusual to find foreign trained attendings in this specialty, whereas if you look the the UW anesthesia dept, you'll find a lot of them trained in the UK (anesthesia not as competitive), so it is more open to taking foreign grads. Also academics pays less than PP.


So information about fellowship route is dependent largely on your specialty.


It seems you're focussed on Texas. I dont know much about Texas but I've heard the TMB paperwork can be a hassle.


Also, they tend to like recent graduates, hence the limits you see; the dept I ended up in had a 4 or 5 year limit since graduation (it was about 10yrs since I'd graduated when I applied). It depends on meeting/knowing the right people, having faculty members advocating for you, being blessed/lucky in application, or having a compelling reason why they should take you over a fresh-minted graduate.

Jackie3 Jun 25th 2016 9:32 pm

Re: UK trained doctors in U.S.?
 

Originally Posted by Victorinox (Post 11984548)
The fellowship route is specialty-dependent. An example, ortho is insanely competitive, so unless youve won a nobel prize in your home country (hyberbole) it is very unusual to find foreign trained attendings in this specialty, whereas if you look the the UW anesthesia dept, you'll find a lot of them trained in the UK (anesthesia not as competitive), so it is more open to taking foreign grads. Also academics pays less than PP.


So information about fellowship route is dependent largely on your specialty.


It seems you're focussed on Texas. I dont know much about Texas but I've heard the TMB paperwork can be a hassle.


Also, they tend to like recent graduates, hence the limits you see; the dept I ended up in had a 4 or 5 year limit since graduation (it was about 10yrs since I'd graduated when I applied). It depends on meeting/knowing the right people, having faculty members advocating for you, being blessed/lucky in application, or having a compelling reason why they should take you over a fresh-minted graduate.

This is really helpful- thank you!
I am looking at psychiatry, so hopefully a less competitive specialty.
I'll do some research into fellowships, we are going over to Texas in August so I can hopefully make some leeway. Oklahoma is also an option, so will have a look into that!


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