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International medical graduates

Frequently asked questions

Does VCFMR accept international medical school graduates?

Does VCFMR require USMLE exams to be passed with a minimum score?
No, but all exams should be passed on the first attempt.

Is clinical experience in the United States required?
There are no specific requirements for US clinical experience, but letters of recommendation from US training programs are advisable.

Does VCFMR sponsor visas for training purposes?
No, the program does not sponsor visas. The applicant must be able to license in the state of Kansas.

Is ECFMG certification required before applying to the program and/or interviewing? 
ECFMG certification is not required to apply or interview, but is required prior to starting residency.

What is the maximum preferred number of years since graduation from medical school?
We do not grant interviews to applicants more than ONE year out from medical school graduation.

Does VCFMR offer externships or observerships?

How do I apply for a position with VCFMR?
We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

When are applications accepted through ERAS?
Applications may be submitted Sept. 1 through Oct. 31 for positions at VCFMR.

What type of a program is VCFMR?
VCFMR is an unopposed, community-based family medicine training program.

How many positions does VCFMR have?
The program accepts 18 interns per class.

Does VCFMR participate in the couples match?

Does VCFMR extend pre-match offers?