Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ANNOUNCEMENT

The ECFMG|FAIMER Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP) continues to provide its services and communicate to relevant stakeholders about new immigration or COVID-19 issues that impact exchange visitor physicians. Review previous COVID-19 communications here. ECFMG|FAIMER remains dedicated to supporting training programs and foreign national physicians through this challenging time.

Applying for Sponsorship

Application Checklists

Application TypeWhen to Use
Initial ECFMG sponsorship in an ACGME-accredited clinical training program. View checklist.Applicant is not currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks to engage in an ACGME-accredited clinical training program.
Continuation of ECFMG sponsorship in an ACGME-accredited clinical training program. View checklist.Applicant is currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks to continue in an ACGME-accredited clinical training program.
Initial ECFMG sponsorship in a non-standard clinical training program. View checklist.Applicant is not currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks to engage in a non-standard clinical training program.
Continuation of ECFMG sponsorship in a non-standard clinical training program. View checklist.Applicant is currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks to continue in a non-standard clinical training program.
Initial ECFMG sponsorship in a research scholar non-clinical program of observation, consultation, teaching, or research. View checklist.Applicant is not currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks to engage in a research scholar non-clinical program with either no or incidental patient care.
Continuation of ECFMG sponsorship in a research scholar non-clinical program of observation, consultation, teaching, or research. View checklist.Applicant is currently sponsored by ECFMG in a research scholar non-clinical program and seeks to continue participation in a non-clinical research program with either no or incidental patient care.
Continuation of ECFMG sponsorship to sit for an ABMS Member Board examination. View checklist.Applicant is currently sponsored by ECFMG and seeks an extension of sponsorship to sit for an ABMS Member Board examination.

U.S. and Canadian Medical School Graduates:

To initiate a sponsorship application, a Training Program Liaison (TPL) must have an applicant’s USMLE/ECFMG Identification Number. Applicants who do not currently have a USMLE/ECFMG Identification Number must request one by contacting evsp-support@ecfmg.org with the following information:

TPLs are not permitted to request a USMLE/ECFMG Identification Number on behalf of an applicant. Once the Identification Number is issued by ECFMG, the applicant must provide the Identification Number to the TPL.

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