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A 31-year-old male asked:

i am an egyptian pediatrician and i want to know how can i have a residency of pediatrics in the usa?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Follow the steps: Foreign medical school graduates have to take tests for FMG's (foreign medical graduates), and then apply to various pediatric residency programs. Try this website for more information: http://www.ecfmg.org/about/index.html
Dr. Shayan Vyas
Pediatric Critical Care 16 years experience
USMLEs: Your first step would be pass USMLEs (4 total exams). Next you must obtain ECFMG certificate .

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