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 not consider observerships, externships and/or preceptorships to be clinical experience.

We are not currently offering observerships, externships or preceptorships.

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

  • Candidates entering a new residency after completion of a first residency in an ACGME accredited program
  • 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
  • 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 PostOffice, and provide client support between the various organizations. More information can be found at:

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.

Applicants must have passed USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step 1 and have taken both components of Step 2 or the COMLEX (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination) Level 1 and have taken both components of Level 2. For standardized test scores, those candidates who have passed both step 1/step 2 USMLE or level 1/level 2 COMLEX with high scores on the first attempt will be considered more competitive in that category.

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 December 31, 2016.

No. ECFMG is the sole sponsor of visas for physicians in clinical training programs.