Does your program consider IMG’s for fellowship? If yes, what do you look for in their application?

Q: Does your program consider IMG’s for fellowship? If yes, what do you look for in their application?

A: Thank you for your question and interest in our program.  Our program does consider international medical graduates (IMGs) for positions in our program.  Indeed, we have trained recent, outstanding fellows who received medical degrees in countries such as Argentina, Canada, Egypt, England, Ireland, Lebanon, New Zealand, Pakistan and Singapore among others.  We do require that IMGs have completed an ACGME-accredited, internal medicine residency program and have passed 3 parts of the USMLE.  In addition, we are not able to consider applicants holding J-1 or H-1b visas (non-permanent US residents) due to restrictions of funding by our NIH training grants.  If you or others meet these criteria, we would welcome the chance to review your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Thanks again for your interest.