I was wondering whether I should move to America from the UK when I gain all of my medical qualifications (I.e. become a consultant) and continue my medical career there. After all, in the U.S doctors get much more pay and they are private so have more control over what they do.
Do people think that this is a good idea.
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- 16-07-2014 12:01
- 16-07-2014 13:15
You can't move there as a consultant and start practicing as a consultant, you'd have to start training over again as a resident (equivalent of training years). Also you might want to research a bit more about the differences in work life balance first.
- 16-07-2014 14:24
Are you in med school yet? If not, perhaps concentrate on getting a place here first before planning 15 years or more ahead?
If you are in med school, you need to know that it is extremely difficult transferring to the US, few manage it and you have to pass some very demanding tests, be published etc. As they do not have undergraduate medicine,they are not overly impressed with a UK medical degreee and as their timings are same as ours PLUS 4/5 years, a transfer will put you back years. It isn't something you can just choose to do.