Graduate Medical Education

International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Stanford Hospital and Clinics uses the J-1 visa program sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Stanford does not sponsor H-1B visas for graduates of international medical schools. Graduates of Canadian medical schools must also use the J-1 program.

Effective January 1, 2014, ECFMGs J-1 sponsorship application fee will increase to $285.

ECFMG requires applicants to pay the application fee through ECFMGs On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS), which can be accessed through the ECFMG website at Please note that the J-1 sponsorship application fee is non-refundable.

For IMG medical licensing information, please see our CA MD License page and/or visit

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