Thread: F1 as IMG?
09-07-2012, 06:10 PM #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2012
F1 as IMG?
I am a United States and a French citizen, but have lived in the US my whole life.
I have been accepted into medical school in Australia, and I am considering attending.
However, I have little shot at postgraduate training in Australia due to visa restrictions.
I wish to do my postgraduate training in the UK, as being a French and EU citizen I have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Am I at any disadvantage being an IMG vs being a UK medical school graduate when it comes to applying for F1 posts?
I understand that I will have to take and pass PLAB to be eligible, but after that is there any real difference between an Australian IMG and a UK medical graduate?
I know that in the United States, US medical school graduates have a significant advantage when it comes to applying for postgraduate "residencies" over IMGs. Is the same true in the UK?
By significant advantage I know that 90%+ of US citizens who are US medical graduates get a residency, and 50%+ of US citizens who are IMGs get a residency.
Is it advantageous to attend a UK or EU medical school when it comes time to apply for F1 posts? I know that Ireland only allows Irish or EU medical graduates to apply for postgraduate training in Ireland, is the same true of the UK?