Institutional Requirements

Institutional Requirements:

University of Florida College of Medicine welcomes applications for residency and fellowship training from our international colleagues. The University of Florida, College of Medicine, will sponsor J-1 visas for residency training only through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The College of Medicine will only, in limited case-by-case circumstances, sponsor any new H-1 type visas for training in any medical specialty. Permanent resident aliens who already have permanent work authorization are welcome to apply. All applications must be filed through the Electronic Residency Application System-E.R.A.S.

Once selected/Matched for a training program, it is important that IMG’s complete requested paperwork as soon as possible so that all deadlines can be met. Additional information for application of a J-1 visa can be found at:

Website of U.S. Embassies, consulates and Diplomatic Missions:

It is important that J-1’s entering the United States wait to apply for a Social Security number until after checking in with their departments and SEVIS validation. Applying for a SS number prior to this may cause significant delays. For further information, contact:

M. Louise Brophy
Coordinator, Immigration and Licensure Programs
Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs
Office of the Dean, College of Medicine