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  1. Gilberto Alvarez permalink
    May 2, 2008 4:03 pm

    Hi!
    I am a physician (G.P) with an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Puerto Rico.
    I do not have the Steps (previously attempted them).
    Is there any way a can practice medicine in California with my license from here (reciprocity)?
    Please let me know and feel free to contact me.
    Thanks,
    Dr. Gilberto Alvarez

  2. May 2, 2008 6:37 pm

    As far as I know you need to have ECFMG license in order to practice medicine in US.
    Probably there are some other ways and programs, but I don’t know about them.
    If you have any other questions, please ask.

    BTW, how is the standard of living of a family physician in Puerto Rico?

  3. May 21, 2008 7:09 am

    IMGs (International medical Graduates) must go through ECFMG if they wish to practice medicine in the US. Visit: ecfmg dot org

  4. carrie permalink
    August 10, 2008 5:22 pm

    If you graduated from medical school in Puerto Rico, you are not considered an IMG. No ECFMG certification is required if this is the case; however, I don’t know about reciprocity between Puerto Rico and California. Just wanted to clarify that Puerto Rican medical schools DO NOT produce IMGs.
    thanks!
    carrie

  5. August 10, 2008 5:50 pm

    @carrie: Thanks for the information. I guess that Puerto Rican medical students still need to pass the steps in order to get licensed for practice (like any other American graduate).

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