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IMG Resources

Annotated Model Physician Employment Agreement
View the resource for physicians who want to be better prepared to negotiate an employment contract with a group or other entity. Members can access the Annotated Model Physician Employment Agreement in PDF format for free, and printed versions of this book can be ordered by calling toll free (800) 621-8335. Mention product number OP319200.

Study finds foreign-trained doctors provide same quality of care as doctors educated in U.S.
Study published by Health Affairs on U.S. healthcare workforce also finds that U.S.-born physicians who trained overseas had higher patient death rates than foreign-born doctors who trained abroad and practice in the U.S.

American Medical Association Department of IMG Services
AMA Plaza
330 North Wabash Avenue Suite 39300
Chicago, IL 60611-5885

Additional Resources:

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

For general information regarding the USMLE, contact:
United States Medical Licensing Examination
USMLE Secretariat
3750 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-3190
(215) 590-9600

For information on the ECFMG and Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE, including application forms, contact:
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-2685
(215) 386-5900

The Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment (CBSSA), a new web-based self-assessment service from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), is a new program for basic science content for U.S. and international medical students and graduates.This may be a valuable tool in preparation for Step 1 of the USMLE. For more information, to view a sample assessment, or to purchase an assessment ($45), please visit the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)

For general information on medical licensure and Step 3 of the USMLE, contact:
Federation of State Medical Boards
Federation Place
400 Fuller Wiser Road, Suite 300
Euless, Texas 76039-3855
(817) 868-4000

For detailed information on USMLE Step 3 and specific licensure issues, contact the State Board of Medical Examiners in the state in which you wish to practice.

For further information on and to request an NRMP application, contact:
National Resident Matching Program
2450 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 2003
(202) 862-6077

Include your USMLE/ECFMG Identification Number on all correspondence.

Review classes and materials for the USMLE examinations

The following are provided for informational purposes only. The AMA does not promote or endorse any of these services.

Princeton Review
Locations throughout the U.S.
(800) 273-8439

Kaplan Medical
Locations throughout the U.S. and overseas
(800) 533-8850

For information on medical education, see the AMA Store

Resources for Immigration

The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman
624 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 1608
Los Angeles, Calif. 90017
(213) 623-4592
(213) 623-3720 (Fax)

Immigration Law Associates, P.C.
8707 Skokie Blvd. Suite 302
Skokie, Ill. 60077
(847) 763-8500

Ingber and Aronson Immigration Law Firm
1221 Nicollet Mall, Suite 506
Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
(612) 339-0517

Suskind Susser
Immigration Lawyers
5400 Poplar Avenue - Suite 300
Memphis, Tenn. 38119
(800) 343-4890 or (901) 682-6455

True, Walsh & Miller, LLP
101 North Tioga Street
Ithaca, N.Y. 14850
(607) 273-4200
(607) 272-6694 (Fax)

Harris Immigration Law, LLC
30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400
(312) 422-1202
(312) 750-1083 (Fax)

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
7700 Forsyth Blvd.
Suite 1100
St. Louis, Mo. 63105-1821
(314) 863-0800 ImmigrationLaw@stinson.com

American Immigration Lawyers Association
(800) 982-2839

For information on visas and immigration services, contact:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(800) 375-5283
outside of the United States (785) 330-1048 (automated information only).

Educational & Practice Resources

For additional information about the Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program for visiting international physicians sponsored by the ECFMG, contact:
ECFMG Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19104
(215) 823-2121

For further information on the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), contact:
(202) 828-0413

For further information about the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), contact:
Educational Testing Service
TOEFL/TSE Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, N.J. 08541-6151
(609) 951-1100

For information on Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA), contact:
Bureau of Primary Health Care
Division of Shortage Designation
4350 East-West Highway
Bethesda, Md. 20814
(301) 594-0816
Online Database of HPSAs

For information on the J-1 Exchange Program, contact:
United States Department of State
Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation
ECA/EC/PS- SA-44 Room 734
301 Fourth Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20547
(202) 203-5096

Appalachian Regional Commission
1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20235
(202) 884-7700

View model state resolution for licensure parity