Resources for IMGs

International Medical Graduates: FYI

For information and assistance to IMGs with the transition to working and living in the United Statescontact and becoming an IMG Advisor, contact:

Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates 3624 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685 (215) 386-5900 Overview Web site ECFMG Acculturation Program

American Medical Association Department of IMG Services 515 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60654

View model state resolution for licensure parity


For information on the ECFMG and Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE, including application forms, contact:

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) 3624 Market Street: Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685(215) 386-5900


For additional information about the Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program for visiting international physicians sponsored by the ECFMG, contact:

ECFMG Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program 3624 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215) 823-2121


For general information regarding the USMLE, contact:

United States Medical Licensing Examination USMLE Secretariat 3750 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-3190 (215) 590-9600

The Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment (CBSSA), a new web-based self-assessment service from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), is a new program for basic science content for U.S. and international medical students and graduates.This may be a valuable tool in preparation for Step 1 of the USMLE. For more information, to view a sample assessment, or to purchase an assessment ($45), go to:


For general information on medical licensure and Step 3 of the USMLE, contact:

Federation of State Medical Boards Federation Place 400 Fuller Wiser Road, Suite 300 Euless, TX 76039-3855 (817) 868-4000
For detailed information on USMLE Step 3 and specific licensure issues, contact the State Board of Medical Examiners in the state in which you wish to practice.
For information on and to request an NRMP application, contact: National Resident Matching Program 2450 N Street, NW Washington, DC 2003 (202) 862-6077
Include your USMLE/ECFMG Identification Number on all correspondence.

For information on the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), contact:

ECFMG/ERAS Program (202) 828-0413
For information about the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), contact: Educational Testing Service TOEFL/TSE Services P.O. Box 6151 Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 (609) 951-1100 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information on Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA), contact:

Bureau of Primary Health Care Division of Shortage Designation 4350 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 594-0816 Online Database of HPSAs:


For information on the J-1 Exchange Program, contact:

United States Department of State Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation ECA/EC/PS- SA-44 Room 734 301 Fourth Street, SW Washington, DC 20547 (202) 203-5096


For information on visas and immigration services, contact:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (800) 375-5283 outside of the United States (785) 330-1048 (automated information only)
Appalachian Regional Commission 1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20235 (202) 884-7700

Sources of information on immigration issues:

The Law Office of Irina Vinogradsky
27600 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 420
Woodmere, OH 44122
phone: (216) 292-6655
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

American Immigration Lawyers Association (800) 982-2839

Review classes and materials for the USMLE examinations

Princeton Review Locations throughout the U.S. (800) 273-8439
Kaplan Medical Locations throughout the U.S. and overseas (800) 533-8850