Foreign Medical Graduates

US citizens and valid US Permanent Resident status holders who graduated from a foreign medical school must have and maintain a valid ECFMG certificate for entrance into a graduate medical training program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. They must also meet the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts' licensure requirements for foreign medical graduates, including graduating from an approved medical school. (See: Kansas State Board of Healing Arts 15-Year Policy for Foreign Medical Schools) For some program applicants, a Missouri License may also be required.

Canadian citizens and eligible Canadian Immigrants who are NOT graduates of a foreign medical school must enter the US in non-immigrant visa status and maintain proper status throughout the length of the graduate medical training program. Possession of a valid I-94 card with the University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine as the sponsor is required. Canadian citizens and eligible Canadian Immigrants who are graduate of a foreign medical school who wish to enter a graduate medical training program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine must seek and maintain sponsorship through ECFMG for J-1 non-immigrant visa status.

All other international citizens who have graduated from any medical school, even US medical schools, who wish to pursue a program of training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine must be sponsored by the ECFMG for the J-1 non-immigrant visa classification and have and maintain a valid ECFMG certificate throughout the length of their training program.

Additional Application information required

International medical graduates who are interested in applying for residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, must meet the following components in order to complete the ERAS application process (before interview can be granted):

  • Standard ECFMG certificate
  • Eligibility for ECFMG J-1 visa sponsorship if candidate does not have permanent status in the United States

The Radiology Residency Program also requires documented U.S. Clinical experience (not just an observership).

Last modified: Jun 26, 2012
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