Prospective Residents & Fellows: Visa Policy

Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to hold a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). If the applicant is not a citizen of the United States or does not have status as a Permanent Resident, a J-1 visa sponsored by the ECFMG is required. Exceptions to these requirements must be submitted by the Program Director to the GME Committee for review and approval prior to commencement of the credentialing process. Foreign nationals who are graduates of LCME accredited medical schools must also be sponsored by the ECFMG for a J-1 visa. Additionally, for admission into a graduate medical education program at the University of Michigan, the physician must meet admission requirements as established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education individual training programs and licensure requirements established by the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, Board of Medicine.





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