Opportunities for FMGs other than FMGE India?
- Many FMGs misperceive that FMGE is the dead-end & if they fail there is no option to survive.
- The world is full of opportunities, we need to seek the best which suits your demand. You can search for countries that offer you a better opportunity.
- All the countries & plans will not Suit for everyone therefore you need to acquire the general information to customize your own plan than merely following the exact foot’s steps of others.
We can work in foreign countries without exams?
- You can’t work in any country without clearing the appropriate screening exams & acquiring the license to practice legally as a practitioner!
We can work in India without registration?
- You can’t work without clearing the appropriate screening exams FMGE & acquiring the license to practice legally as a practitioner!
Opportunities for FMGs other than FMGE India:
The United States Medical Licensing Examination thoroughly assesses how well you can apply your skills, values, and attitudes to real life, patient-centered scenarios.
Steps 1, 2 CK, and 2 CS
- Officially enrolled in, or a graduate of, a US or Canadian medical school leading to the MD degree (LCME accredited), OR
- Officially enrolled in, or a graduate of, a US medical school leading to the DO degree(AOA accredited), OR
- Officially enrolled in, or a graduate of, a medical school outside the US and Canada listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements; and meet other ECFMG criteria
- Must meet eligibility requirements at the time of application AND on test day
- If you are dismissed or withdraw(n) from medical school, you are not eligible for the USMLE, even if you are appealing the school’s decision or are otherwise contesting your status
- Possess the MD degree (or its equivalent) or the DO degree from an LCME- or AOA-accredited US or Canadian medical school or from a medical school outside the US and Canada listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements, AND
- Pass Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, AND
- Possess ECFMG Certification if you are a graduate of a medical school outside the US and Canada
- Must meet eligibility requirements prior to submitting your application AND on the day of testing
2. AMC: Standard Pathway (AMC Exam)
- The AMC administers national examinations of overseas-trained medical practitioners who want to practice medicine in Australia.
- The AMC Examinations are designed to assess the medical knowledge and clinical skills of overseas-trained doctors whose basic medical qualifications are not recognized by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) & Western Australian Medical Board; that is, doctors trained in medical schools that have not been formally reviewed and accredited by the AMC.
- The examinations are set at the level of attainment of medical knowledge, clinical skills, and attitudes required of newly qualified graduates of Australian medical schools who are about to begin intern training.
- The examinations are designed as a comprehensive test of medical knowledge, clinical competency, and performance. Both are multidisciplinary and integrated.
- The AMC’s Board of Examiners ensures that the format and content of the examinations are consistent with undergraduate medical courses and the standard of examinations in Australian medical schools.
The AMC Examinations consist of two sections ( MCQ examination and a clinical examination) :
- The AMC Clinical Examination is in the form of a multi-station structured clinical assessment of clinical skills.
- Disciplines covered include medicine and surgery; obstetrics and gynecology; pediatrics and psychiatry. Candidates are scheduled for a single morning or afternoon examination.
- The MCQ examination focuses on essential medical knowledge involving the understanding of the disease process; clinical examination, diagnosis, and investigation; therapy and management; as well as on the candidate’s ability to exercise discrimination, judgment, and reasoning in distinguishing between the correct diagnosis and plausible alternatives.
- The AMC Clinical Examination evaluates clinical competence in medical knowledge, clinical skills, and professional attitudes for the safe and effective clinical practice of medicine in the Australian community.
3. Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCE)
The LMCC and the Canadian Medical Register
- The MCC grants a qualification in medicine known as the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) to medical graduates who meet the following criteria:
- They have passed the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I and Part II (or an acceptable clinical assessment deemed comparable to the MCCQE Part II)
- They have satisfactorily completed at least 12 months of acceptable postgraduate training or an acceptable equivalent
- The LMCC is not a license to practice medicine, the authority to issue such is reserved to the medical regulatory authorities. The LMCC is a part of the Canadian Standard, the set of requirements for awarding a full license. Upon receiving their LMCC, candidates are also enrolled in the Canadian Medical Register.
- The Canadian Standard is the set of academic qualifications that automatically makes an applicant eligible for full licensure in every Canadian province and territory.
- Physicians applying for the first time to become licensed to practice medicine in a Canadian jurisdiction may achieve full licensure only if they:
- Have a medical degree [from a medical school that, at the time the candidate completed the program, was listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools], and
- Are a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada; and
- Have satisfactorily completed a discipline-appropriate postgraduate training program in allopathic medicine and an evaluation by a recognized authority; and
- Have achieved certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Collège des médecins du Québec.
4. Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test (PLAB Test)
A guide to the PLAB test: The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test, known as the PLAB test, helps us to make sure doctors who qualified abroad have the right knowledge and skills to practice medicine in the UK.
If you graduated from a medical school outside of the UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you’ll probably need to take the PLAB test.
- Part 1 is a written multiple-choice exam, with 180 single best answer questions.
- Part 2 is a practical objective structured clinical exam, known as an OSCE. You’ll need to pass both parts before you can apply for registration with a license to practice medicine in the UK.
Eligibility criteria :
- Your primary medical qualification must be in allopathic medicine and must satisfy all of the following criteria.
- It must have been awarded after a program of study, comprising at least 5,500 hours over a minimum period of years, depending on circumstances.
- World Directory of Medical Schools: Your qualification must be awarded by an institution listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools.
Where a qualification is not listed in the directory we may still accept it if the reason it’s not listed is that either:
- the country awarding the qualification is not recognized by the United Nations, or
- the institution that awarded the qualification no longer exists or no longer delivers medical education and we are certain the qualification is valid.
- In each of these circumstances, the qualification must satisfy all of the other criteria for an overseas qualification to be acceptable.
- Where relevant, the institution listed in the directory must have sufficient contact details (address or email address, fax, or telephone number) to allow verification of the qualifications it has issued.
Clinical rotations: You must have done clinical rotations (clinical clerkships) as part of your primary medical qualification, which has given you appropriate clinical experience. This means the clinical rotations:
- Must have been of an acceptable duration
- Included exposure to medicine and surgery
- Were overseen or approved by the institution you attended
- Formed part of your overall program of study.
- If you have studied at more than one institution and the study contributed to the award of your primary medical qualification, we need to be sure that:
- The institution is part of a recognized twinning program or a recognized campus of another institution, or It was not possible to complete your qualification at one institution for justifiable reasons.
- The course credits that contributed to the award of your qualification must not have included credits transferred from another institution where you failed.
5. Research options
- Many Indian research institutes such as ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research), CCMB (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology), CIMAP & St. John’s Research institute provide a number of courses.
- There is a high demand In India & abroad but still, there is a scarcity of research candidates currently.
- Salary & workload vary depending on the specialty & institution you join to work.