Particularly well-qualified international medical school graduates may be considered for admission. International medical graduates must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

No, US clinical experience is not required but it is preferred. We do consider observerships and/or preceptorships to be clinical experience.

We do not accept observerships or preceptorships at this time.

Applicants must be recent (2 years or less) graduates from medical school to be considered competitive. Special exceptions will be considered for

  1. Candidates entering a new residency after completion of a first residency in an ACGME accredited program
  2. Candidates with an MD or DO with a MPH/MS/PhD and extensive prior research experience after completion of an LCME or an AOA accredited medical or osteopathic medical school in the U.S. or Canada, or
  3. Candidates who have served a prolonged period as a general medical officer in the U.S. military.

The ECFMG offers a service called ERAS Support Services to anyone who is ECFMG certified or nearing certification. The ERAS Support Services will issue the ERAS token, receive the applicant’s supporting documents and transmits them to the ERAS Post Office, and provide client support between the various organizations.

More information can be found at: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Not at the PGY-1 level. All GME training programs are required to use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to receive and accept applications to the program. All programs at our facility will participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) as our primary method of recruiting trainees. Please see “How to Apply” page for instructions on PGY-2 and above candidates.

International Medical Graduates (IMG's) are required to be ECFMG certified at the time of your application or far enough along in the application process that you will receive certification no later than your residency start date.

All J1 visas for physicians in clinical training programs at our institution are sponsored by ECFMG.