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 www.ecfmg.org. 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 www.mbc.ca.gov/.
Please review the following Stanford GME link for more information: https://med.stanford.edu/gme/housestaff/incoming/j1_visas.html