International Medical School Graduates
Physicians who are enrolled in a SIU School of Medicine residency or fellowship program, who are not United States citizens must have one of the following:
- permanent resident status
- appropriate employment authorization documentation
- J-1 visa through ECFMG (see below)
SIU School of Medicine accepts exchange visitors sponsored through the Exchange Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). For information regarding J-1 Visas, the Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program and application process, please visit the following links:
- General Information about the Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP), Basic J1 Requirements and an Application overview can be found on the EVSP website.
- Pre-Arrival Information
- ECFMG Application Tips
Illinois Medical License
Physicians will need to provide a copy of their ECFMG certificate as part of the Illinois medical license application.