The Internal Medicine Residency Program will only sponsor J1 Visas. 

Requirements for consideration of international medical graduates applying for postgraduate training in internal medicine also include:

  • Application (Electronic Residency Application Services - ERAS), including curriculum vitae and personal statement

  • Completion of prescribed course of study in an approved medical school in the past 5 years

  • Valid ECFMG certificate (passing both medical and English sections)

  • Passage of approved examination(s) (FLEX, USMLE)

  • Legal right to remain and work in the United States
  • 3 letters of recommendation

  • Dean's letter

  • Copy of medical school transcripts

  • Experience in an American hospital, with clinical exposure. (Pure research in a laboratory of an American Hospital is not acceptable)
  • Effective January 1, 2020, the California Medical Board (CAMB) will no longer issue Postgraduate Training Authorization Letters (PTAL) to international medical graduates (IMG's). As a result, all IMG's applying to the 2020 residency match are no longer required to provide/submit a PTAL with their ERAS application. Please refer to licensing eligibility below.