Physicians that are participating in U.S. medical school residency programs but have graduated from medical school abroad are generally known as Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs). FMGs come to the U.S. to obtain medical training and are usually on either a J-1 visa or an H-1B visa. Many health centers have the ability to apply for a J-1 visa waiver and the subsequent H-1B visa to employ these physicians.
J-1 Visa and Waivers
When a foreign national has graduated from medical school abroad and joins a residency program in the United States, they will usually apply for a J-1 visa. After