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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of Visa is offered?           
We sponsor J-1 Visas and H1B Visas

How many attempts to pass the USMLE steps are accepted?
Applications are neither accepted nor rejected for interview based on a single factor. Applications are evaluated based on multiple criteria including but not limited to: work experience, letters of reference, prior training, diversity of life experiences, performance in medical school, test scores, etc. For international applicants, applications will not be reviewed until USMLE Step 1, 2, 2CS, and 3 Exams have all been passed.

How long since graduating from Medical School is acceptable?
We do not have a cut off graduation date. 

How many recommendation letters are required? 
Three (3) letters are required. 

Do recommendation letters have to be from institutions/physicians within the United States?
No, your recommendation letters do not have to come from locations in the United States. 

How many positions do you offer per year?
We offer 12 Categorical and 8 Preliminary positions per year.

How many ERAS applications do you receive? 
We receive 4000+ applications a year. 

When is your application deadline?
The deadline to apply to our program is December 1.

When do you schedule interviews? 
Interviews are scheduled from mid-October through January.

How can I apply to your program? 
ERAS applications ONLY - we do not accept emails, faxes, or phone calls.

Do you accept foreign medical graduates (FMG) and international medical graduates (IMG)?
Yes, we accept both foreign medical graduates and international medical graduates.



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