Questions? Contact Us

Ann Dohn, MA

Director, Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official (DIO), ACGME
Training Program Liaison, ECFMG
Special Programs Coordinator, Medical Board of California
Institutional Official, NRMP

650-723-5948 (office)

International Medical Graduates & J-1 Visas

Stanford Health Care (SHC) offers the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) J1 visa to graduates of international medical schools. Further information on application materials is available at Completed application packages should be submitted in PDF format via email to the Executive Graduate Medical Education (GME) Director, Ann Dohn at Please allow 120 days for processing.

Under some circumstances, use of the H1B is permitted. Programs should reach out to the Executive GME Director, Ann Dohn for approval and to obtain the contact information for the SHC immigration attorney.

Non-ACGME accredited programs will need to be Non-Standard Training (NST) recognized by ACGME before they can J1 visa candidates. NST recognition takes multiple months before J1 visas can be processed; this will need to be far in advance. Please contact Ann Dohn or GME Program Managers for more information.