Schools for Foreign Medical Graduates

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Schools for Foreign Medical Graduates
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Some medical schools offer foreign medical graduates opportunities to further enrich their education by teaching them better medical techniques, how to use state-of-the-art technology to optimise patient care and about emerging local and worldwide medical issues. Most of these schools have four- to six-year medical programs and/or training in specific medical fields.

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Oradea University

Oradea University is a well-known medical school in eastern/Central Europe that caters to foreign medical graduates. The multicultural environment at this Romanian university makes it a suitable school for foreign medical graduates. This kind of exposure is essential in communicating with foreign patients and staff. Oradea University educates its students in medicine and standard clinical practices. This institution is World Health Organization and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) listed as well as internationally recognised and employs qualified professors and teachers. Oradea University offers a six-year medical program as well as postgraduate programs for students in fields such as surgical, medical and paediatric specialities.

Oradea University Str. Armatei Romane nr. 5 Oradea, 3700 Romania (011)-40-59-432636

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

If you're aiming for a residential spot at a prestigious hospital in Los Angeles, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center provides continuing education for aspiring foreign medical practitioners. Specialised programs include anesthesiology, family medicine, internal medicine, endocrinology, interventional cardiology, oncology/hematology, neurology, obstetrics, gynaecology, orthopaedic surgery, paediatrics and surgery. Eligibility requirements for foreign medical school graduates include a Postgraduate Training Authorization letter from the Medical Board of California that is less than one year old, although a valid certification from the ECFMG or an unrestricted license to practice medicine within the U.S. may also apply. For current and practicing residents, ACLS/BLS training, PALS/BLS (emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, paediatric and surgery), ATLS (surgery, emergency medicine, OMFS trainees), and NRP (emergency medicine, paediatric, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric, and family medicine) are required before starting your formal training in certain medical fields.

Harbor -- UCLA Medical Center 1000 W Carson Street Eighth Floor, Room 8E8 Torrence, California 90509 310-222-2911

University of Kansas (KU Medical Center)

The University of Kansas offers postgraduate education for foreign medical graduates. The diverse culture of enrollees at this institution enhances student learning, interaction and communication with people of different races and cultures. The Graduate Medical Education curriculum focuses on developing skills and clinical competency in specific fields of interest through three program types: residency, fellowship and nonaccredited programs. Residency programs include general areas such as anesthesiology, neurology, orthopaedic surgery, family medicine, physical medicine/rehabilitation, urological surgery, general surgery and psychiatry. Addiction psychiatry, cytopathology, child and adolescent psychiatry, hematology/oncology, nephrology, geriatric medicine and interventional cardiology coursework fall under the fellowship programs. More specific fields such as bone marrow transplant, burns, internal medicine/psychiatry, deep brain stimulation, head and neck microvascular, integrative medicine, nephrology and spine coursework fall under the nonaccredited programs.

The University of Kansas Medical Center 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Kansas City, Kansas 66160 913-588-5000

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