IMG Applicant Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 months of hands-on direct clinical experience in a US or Canadian accredited teaching hospital. We will not interview candidates who have not obtained this required clinical experience. Observerships or externship with direct clinical responsibility is most desired.
  • In order to be considered for a position in our program, applicants from medical schools located outside the US and Canada MUST have graduated from medical school in the last 5 years.
  • Passed USMLE Step I & II Knowledge test on the first attempt.
  • Passed USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills on the first attempt.
  • USMLE Step 3 is not required to apply.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • You must be eligible for an ECFMG Certificate in order to apply. A copy of your certificate must be received before you start.

Visas

  • All applicants who match with us are responsible for all visa fees.
  • Matched applicants will be advised as to which Visa they are eligible for by their Program Director and the Office of Graduate Medical Education.
  • All matched applicants must obtain a valid visa prior to intern orientation (around June 12 yearly).
  • J1 Visa: We encourage J1 visas for eligible matched applicants. We refer matched interns to the ECFMG website regarding all the necessary paperwork.
  • H1-b Visa: Should you be eligible for H1-b visa, we will refer you to a legal office regarding the necessary paperwork.