Posted by Laura from IP 18.104.22.168 on September 02, 2010 at 19:41:01:
In Reply to: Re: Re: first what you need to do is talk to your son and ask him posted by jas on September 02, 2010 at 19:12:20:
question as he hasn't been admitted to a US medschool. so it's either getting a relatively non-competitive residency after doing a few months electives in the US or applying and getting accepted to a medschool in the US and re-staring training. sorry, it seems complicated and unnecessary but I don't think there is any other way. if he dreams of being a surgeon or any other surgical specialty for that matter, radiologist or dermatologist he absolutely has to graduate from an American medical school. I have heard of exceptions when foreign grads are accepted in surgery and even urology, but those are either students from England, Ireland, Germany or Austria (probably a lot more other English-speaking countries, but I listed people I personally met) who have all done electives and rotations in US hospitals and have impressed favorably the department chiefs, OR attendings from India or Pakistan who have finished residencies in their countries and England. Those are the only types I know to have gotten competitive residencies. So talk to your son, and make your decisions. I don't even mention the fact that he had doubts about the quality of education he is getting there, that is a major red flag to me. best of luck to you and your son, I hope I did not confuse you.
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