FMG question - Residency or fellowship program??????

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Bruno Nascimento
FMG question - Residency or fellowship program??????

 I'm a Brazilian doctor doing general surgery residency in Brazil and there is a question that could not answer so far. In order to practice in US a specialty doctor, urologist for instance, is it necessary to do residency in US?  I heard that there is a possibility of doing a clinical fellowship after doing residency abroad and still be recognized as a specialty surgeon , being able to practice as so. Is this true or in order to be eligible for an urology fellow ( as pediatric urology) you must have completed the residency in US? Could I be accepted in such program having a urology specialty degree from abroad?  As medical student I went a few times to US on research programs and I really want to come back to US and spend several years practicing as a physician and doing research. I already took the step 1 and 2 CK. Thanks very much and I hope someone could answer me this question!! It would help me a lot! Thanks in Advance Bruno Nascimento 

Edited by: nicky on 05/11/2015 - 19:51 Reason: Updated by FeedsNodeProcessor