Medical Residents and Fellows
Foreign-born medical doctors who received their medical degree(s) abroad are commonly referred to as International Medical Graduates
(IMG’s). Many IMG’s seek post-graduate medical training at UTMB. Special regulations with regard to licensure and visa status apply. It
is the policy of the UTMB Division of Graduate Medical Education that IMG’s complete medical residency and fellowship programs only
under the J-1 exchange visitor visa program of the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
All applications for J-1 visa sponsorship for clinical training under ECFMG must be reviewed, signed, and forwarded for action
to Legal Affairs, International Affairs.
Pre-Arrival Data Sheet - Must be completed by all foreign nationals
seeking visas status for UTMB and provided to prospective UTMB supervisor who will forward it to the Office of International Affairs
with the visa request.
UTMB Policy on Visa Classifications for Medical Residencies and Fellowships
Changes of ECFMG Approved Medical Training Programs - For information on the impact of changes to the approved medical training
Travel and Re-entry to the U.S. - For information about traveling with J-1 ECFMG visa classification.
Graduate Medical Education at UTMB - For information about UTMB medical residency and fellowship programs.
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education - For information about approved graduate medical education programs.
ECFMG Web Site - For additional information and to download initial and continuation applications.