The United States has the best universities in the world to study medicine and is a great option if you want to be a great physician in any specialty you choose. In this blog, we will let you know the steps to take when applying for a residency program in the United States such as: admission process, requirements and the opportunities you will have by doing your residency in this country.
In order to do your residency program in the United States as an international Medical graduate you need to be certified by the ECFMG (Educational commission for Foreign medical graduates). In order to be certified you need to fulfill the following requirements:
Once you fulfill these requirements to be eligible for ECFMG certification and examination you can apply for a USMLE/ECFMG identification number. Once you have this number you can complete your certification.
Apart from the ECFMG certification you need to:
Once you have 3 of the 4 exams (USMLE 1, 2 CK and 2CS) an international medical graduate can apply for a residency program through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). The NRMP (National Residency Matching Program) will give you information regarding your match. You will need the following when applying to a residency:
With all 4 exams (USMLE1, 2 CK, 2 CS and 3) a doctor may obtain a license to practice.
The type of visa that can be obtained is a J-1 visa (“Exchange visitor”) sponsored by the ECFMG which is the sole J-1 visa sponsor for physicians in the United States clinical GME programs and it works closely with training programs within the United States.
Prepare well for your exams, buy the necessary books, study hard, take courses, if necessary, practice, watch videos and practice your English.
Doing your residency program in the United States will help you boost your career and it will also open the doors of possibly working in the United States or returning to your country with much better opportunities.
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