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J-1 Alien Physician & ECFMG
Alien physicians "who wish to pursue programs of graduate medical education or training conducted by accredited U.S. schools of medicine or scientific institutions" as a J-1 exchange visitor must be sponsored by the exchange visitor program of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), in the Alien Physician category.
The ECFMG exchange visitor program is the sole organization authorized by the US Department of State to sponsor physicians in the Alien Physician exchange visitors category for internships, residencies, specialized clinical training, and in other positions involving more than incidental patient contact.
Inquiries concerning credentials for ECFMG certification or eligibility for ECFMG sponsorship should be submitted to Joyce Klein, Stony Brook's ECFMG Training Program Liaison.
ECFMG Contact Information
Telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST
Telephone: (215) 386-5900
Fax: (215) 386-9196