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Information for International Medical Graduates

Fellowship Program Contact Information

Mark Byrne
Fellowship Program Manager
412-802-3031

Rabih A. Chaer, MD
Program Director
412-864-2474

Medical Student Electives Contact Information

Kathy Haupt
Medical Student Coordinator
412-647-5314

All international medical graduates must hold a current and valid ECFMG certificate in order for their application to be considered complete, including the clinical skills assessment, which must also be current and valid. Each applicant must have taken and passed both Steps I and Steps II of the USMLE, and their English qualifying examination must be current and valid.

We do not have a minimum USMLE score requirement, but all scores must be passing. There is no requirement regarding length of time since medical school graduation, and prior United States clinical experience is not required.

The preferred visa for training in our program is the J-1 visa, sponsored through the ECFMG for residency/fellowship training.

If you have questions regarding visas or obtaining a graduate license for training in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, please contact the Graduate Medical Education Office at 412-647-5815. For information regarding ECFMG certification, visit the ECFMG website.


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