Requirements for International Medical Graduates


Candidates must pass Step 1 and Step 2 on first attempt with a minimum score of 219 prior to applying to the program.  Other requirements include:

  • A minimum of 3 months of hands-on direct clinical experience in a US accredited teaching hospital. We will not interview candidates who have not obtained this required clinical experience. Observerships or externship without direct clinical responsibility for patients do not meet this criteria
  • Applicants from medical schools located outside the US and Canada must have graduated from medical school with in the last 5 years.
  • USMLE Step 3 is not required to apply
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • The applicant must be eligible for an ECFMG Certificate in order to apply.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation


  • All applicants who match with us are responsible for all visa fees.
  • For help with J1 visa sponsorship, please contact Maurice ChavarryImmigration Coordinator. 
  • All matched applicants must obtain a valid visa prior to intern orientation (approximately the last week of June each year).
  • J1 Visa are accepted.


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