Prospective UTHealth and THI Medical Trainees Applying for ECFMG Initial or Continuation J-1 Visa Sponsorship
Requests for processing a J-1 visa for graduate medical training at UTHealth and at Texas Heart Institute (THI) must be approved by the Dean of the Medical School and the THI appropriate administrative department. Specific processing instructions and forms must be completed according to the type of application (initial J-1 status vs. continuation of J-1 status), the type of training program ( ACGME-Accredited vs. non-accredited or Standard vs. non-standard), as well as the level of specialization in the training field.
For physicians who are new to UTHealth or THI and are not yet under J-1 ECFMG sponsorship:
- ECFMG Documentation Checklist for INITIAL Sponsorship in an ACGME-Accredited Clinical Training Program
- ECFMG Documentation Checklist for INITIAL Sponsorship in a Non-Standard Clinical Training Program
For transfer-In physicians to UTHealth or THI who are already on J-1 ECFMG sponsorship:
- ECFMG Documentation Checklist for CONTINUATION of ECFMG Sponsorship in an ACGME-Accredited Clinical Training Program
- ECFMG Documentation Checklist for CONTINUATION of ECFMG Sponsorship in a Non-Standard Clinical Training Program
For more information on ECFMG’s documentation checklists, please see ECFMG’s website at: https://www.ecfmg.org/evsp/application-process-supporting-documentation-checklists.html.
Contact us for questions related to ECFMG J-1 Exchange Visitor Program sponsorship for medical graduate training at UTHealth.