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Hello,

Looking to hear from some of the pathology community about job prospects in Canada for someone trained in US. I'm strongly considering applying to pathology and hopeful I have a good shot at matching at a top program in the US with my competitive grades/step scores so far. What's the experience like for american trained pathologists coming back to Canada and can anyone share stories or experiences they've had? 

thank you! 

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4 hours ago, Snowmen said:

As a (minor if you don't speak french) caveat, the job market is pretty good in Quebec since the language barrier "protects" us from a large influx of IMGs.

True.  But, I think the level of French needed for professional purposes goes well beyond the standard basic conversational, in a language that is regarded as difficult to master in its written form (like what would be needed in path).  If the language hurdle were easy to solve, then I believe IMGs and others would have done so already.  I don't think it's an accident that there's almost no movement from English to French-speaking environments for CMGs.  But I'm not trying to imply going from French to English is easy either.       

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On 10/29/2018 at 11:18 AM, r9fan said:

Hello,

Looking to hear from some of the pathology community about job prospects in Canada for someone trained in US. I'm strongly considering applying to pathology and hopeful I have a good shot at matching at a top program in the US with my competitive grades/step scores so far. What's the experience like for american trained pathologists coming back to Canada and can anyone share stories or experiences they've had? 

thank you! 

The way i see it, if you go to a top tier residency program in the US, you'll have a chance in Canada despite a bad job market. It'll be important to network, go to conferences in Canada, do electives in Canada during your residency to seek out a job. 

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On 10/29/2018 at 11:18 AM, r9fan said:

Looking to hear from some of the pathology community about job prospects in Canada for someone trained in US. I'm strongly considering applying to pathology and hopeful I have a good shot at matching at a top program in the US with my competitive grades/step scores so far. What's the experience like for american trained pathologists coming back to Canada and can anyone share stories or experiences they've had?

I know of a few US trained pathologists who moved to Canada to practice.  I do not believe any of them did electives during residency.  All of the ones I know trained at a top-tier US program.  Happy to answer any specific questions you have.

Why are you set on doing residency training in the US?  I would recommend doing residency in Canada, and going back down south for a fellowship.  Your training will be a year longer, but you will have a more sane, reasonable time during residency.  The best US residencies can be brutal.  Most Canadian programs are very humane. 

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