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Office of International Affairs


Medical Training for Physicians

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) is the organization that evaluates the qualifications of international medical graduates and certifies their readiness to engage in a U.S. program of Graduate Medical Education (GME). 

One visa commonly used by foreign national physicians is the J-1, a temporary non-immigrant visa reserved for participants in the Exchange Visitor Program. Through the Training Physician J-1 program foreign physicians participate in U.S. graduate medical education programs and training at accredited U.S. schools of medicine. The  ECFMG Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP), issues the J-1 eligibility document or Form DS-2019 for physicians to apply for the J visa  at a U.S. Consulate abroad or for the change of status within the United States, as applicable.  

Research Training for Pre and Postdoctoral Fellows


Short Term Training