Frequently Asked Questions
The AMA-IMG section offers resources and information covering a range of topics important to international medical graduates, including:
- ECFMG certification and medical licensing
- Policies for foreign doctors to practice medicine in the United States (e.g., use of initials “MD” by international medical graduates, donation of medical supplies, non-clinical medicine options and the Fifth Pathway Program)
- U.S. immigration and visa policies for foreign doctors to practice medicine in the United States
- The national residency match program
The AMA-IMG also strives to set the record straight on a number of key IMG issues and concerns, such as the real route to licensure and AMA involvement in credentialing IMGs.
Learn more about services the AMA offers international medical graduate students.