International Medical Graduates & J-1 Visas

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.

ECFMG requires applicants to pay the application fee through ECFMG’s 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

Please review the following Stanford GME link for more information: