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The International Medical Graduate and Emergency Medicine.

  • Author(s): Dagher, Gilbert Abou;
  • Lewandowski, Christopher;
  • Ali, Syed S;
  • Barsky, Carol;
  • Kazzi, Brigitte;
  • Cheaito, Mohamad Ali;
  • Lotfipour, Shahram;
  • Kazzi, Amin;
  • Kazzi, Ziad
  • et al.
Abstract

International medical graduates (IMGs) are medical graduates who have received their degree from international medical schools. IMGs must undertake a 3-step process to apply to the National Residency Matching Program match. First, they must obtain a valid standard certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. Following certification, they must apply for and secure a position in a residency training program. Third, they must obtain a visa that would enable them to commence their training. In this article, we delve thoroughly into these stepladders to provide IMGs with a clear roadmap of the process as well as contacts to key agencies that may provide more comprehensive assistance.

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