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 Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions list
 (FAQ), also known as the Medical Education FAQ.  This article answers
 questions commonly asked on the newsgroup,
 which discusses medical education (MD and DO training issues).  It is
 crossposted to several groups with readers interested in medical
 education.  This document should always be available on the World
 Wide Web at:


 or through the hypertext FAQ archives at: 


 The FAQ should also be available via anonymous FTP at:


 and is posted regularly to the following Usenet newsgroups:        

 Comments about the FAQ itself are invited and can be sent to me at
 <>.  Suggestions for improvement and corrections of
 inaccurate information are especially welcome.  If you have a
 question that is not answered in this FAQ article, try asking it on


 If you are looking for answers to questions about medical conditions
 or procedures, the proper newsgroups to read and post to are the* groups.  If you are seeking medical advice, consult a
 licensed physician.  The newsgroup is for
 discussions of medical education only.

 This article is not the work of one; many individuals have
 contributed to this FAQ.  Special thanks go to James Bright, who
 maintained the "version 1" FAQ from the early days of the newsgroup
 in 1994 until July 1998, and Sandeep Dave, who created the newsgroup
 in June 1994 and compiled the first FAQ answers.

 Contributors to the current FAQ include: Natalie Belle; Tim Cramm;
 Scott Goodman; Chris Kahn; Ryan Maves; Kris McCoy; Greg Nee; John
 Nguyen; Dave Russo; Eric Wilkinson; and Timothy Wu.

 This article is provided as is without any express or implied
 warranties.  While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy
 of the information contained in this article, the maintainer and
 contributors assume no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for
 damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

User Contributions:

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Dec 17, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
am a neurosurgery residence in Russia .i want to get an advice from u.Did i still have the chance to be a surgeon in US ?what am i surpose to do .should i stop the residence and prepare for USMLE,or i should continue and write USMLE after it all.. will i be accepted in US medical programme

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