International Graduate – Readiness to Train

International Medical Graduates (IMG) bring their own diversity from the cultures from which they come. Having diversity within the healthcare team allows for improved care delivery within a multicultural environment. It is important that the IMG who plans to train in the U.S. and at the University of Florida in Gainesville recognize the diverse social, economic, religious, language and cultural needs of their American patients upon entry to Graduate Medical Education (GME).

In addition to all the pre-requisites to Match to a US program (NRMP, USMLE, ECFMG, VISA, etc), as well as the Institution’s (UF) requirements, the IMG must be aware of required applications, education, cultural experiences, and his/her own personal requirements to travel to, live in and train in Gainesville.  The following are links to help guide you through this process.

All International Graduates (and their programs) who intend to train at the University of Florida College of Medicine must make contact with the UF – College of Medicine Office of Finance and Administration.
UF – Finance and Administration


Additional Resources:

UF – Finance and Administration – Immigration and Visas

UF – International Student Center

Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

American College of Physicians

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)