Hanan J Al-Gethami

Department of Neurosurgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


  • Research Article   
    Challenges Faced by International Saudi Medical Graduates Applying for Residency or Fellowship Programs in USA
    Author(s): Hanan J Al-Gethami*, Abdulrazag M Ajlan, Samar M Al-Saggaf and Hosam M Al-Jehani

    Objectives: The present study aimed to determine the perceived barriers faced by Saudi medical graduates while applying for residency or fellowship programs in the USA and to determine any factors working against them. Study Design: A cross-sectional survey study was conducted online in 2013. The study population consisted of 230 Saudi medical graduates doing residency or fellowship programs in the USA. Results: The majorities of the respondents were male and were less than a year into their training program outside of Saudi Arabia. The most frequently reported challenge of finding a residency position was the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), a lack of clinical experience in the USA before residency, and a lack of research experience. The majority of the participants who reported these challenges had not attended a.. Read More»

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