Foreign Medical Graduates

facilitating international students who wish to practice medicine

Advancing the health and well-being of our local, national, and global communities.


International students whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Examination.  A minimum score of 550 (or 75 Internet Based Testing) must be achieved for TOEFL, a minimum score of 6.5 is required for IELTS.

Exceptions include:

  • U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Students with master’s degrees from U.S. college/universities.
  • Students with at least 4 full-time undergraduate semesters at a U.S. school.


  • International transcripts (exception: English-speaking Canadian) are not accepted by CASPA.  CASPA requires a translated version of any foreign transcript. 

  • FMG’s and graduates from foreign institutions must use the WES evaluation service.  Please visit WES for further assistance.

Want to make a difference?
There is a continuing shortage of primary care physicians in our region, creating an urgent need for more family practitioners, general internists, pediatricians, and obstetricians/gynecologists. The shortage of African-American and Hispanic/Latinx primary care physicians, as well as primary care physicians in inner-city communities, is particularly acute.
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