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Subject: american medical student in UK wants to work in France
Date: Friday, November 28, 2003
Name: cydalise
Message: Hi, I am a 22 year old american woman who will be starting medical school in UK next fall (2004). I am very happy with the new EU laws that are providing mobility to medical doctors who have been educated and trained in the EU.(Any doctor trained in a EU country may practice in any other EU country). My only problem is, I am a U.S. citizen, and in order for me to work in France (my dream) after medical school, I need to get into a residency in France and somehow I would like to get citizenship as well. Does anyone know of a similar case like mine--any american physicians who have made this jump? I would be grateful for your help!!

Cydalise

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Name Taylor
Message Dear Cydalise, I can't stop myself from saying this : You want to get french citizenship ? You're crazy !!! Please don't ! Stay american, being American is way better then being french, I think.French are not proud of their nationality like american are.You should really think of that before you make your final decision; it's very important ! But if that's what you want,just do it but please think well of it. I live in Condette, in the north of France,in the department of the Pas de Calais, Nord- Pas de Calais region,35 minutes from Calais, the port in wich you will enter if you come to France,from Dover,or Folkstone. Good Luck with your 'wishes' Hope you make the good decision,Take care, Taylor


Name Jeff
Message There has been some misunderstanding, you donít not need to give up your American citizenship should you acquire French nationality. I know many people that have both American and French citizenship and there is NO drawback. Jeff Steiner Publisher Ė Americans in France.


Name cydalise
Message I have no intention of giving up my American citizenship! As Jeff said, it is possible to have double nationality (french and american), and this is what I intend to acquire. Don't worry, I am very proud of my Americanness, (as I think all Americans should be), but I would much rather live and work in France!!! Thank you for your replies guys! Any more comments are welcome. Cydalise


Name Ruby
Message Ha.Ha. Americans are proud of their heritage? We have an huge split of cultures, beliefs and histories. We've only be a country for 200+ years. What you usually hear is a mainstream media approach to nationality and not the entire American population.

I'm American but sometimes you wouldnt be able to tell.

Anyhow, the US does not support the idea of dual nationality, so it is the other country that "allows" the dual citizenship. I find this very common in Mexico, where you can have dual nationality in Mexico with the US, but the US does not recognize your citizenship with Mexico. Apparently, the Philipines have offered a similar dual citizenship recently, where they will accept US citizens to being a citizen of their country at the same time.


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