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.

On-line Learning Modules

The interactive learning modules below can be viewed on most desktop computers, web browsers, and mobile devices. Modules with audio include closed captioning. Stay tuned: additional learning modules are being developed!

Required Orientation Modules for Incoming Exchange Visitor Physicians:

The Spirit and Intent of the Exchange Visitor Program for Physicians

Module details:

Approximate completion time: 5 minutes
Content:

  • Exchange Visitor Program Overview
  • Exchange Visitor Program Categories
  • Exchange Visitor Program Goals
  • The Role of ECFMG
  • Journeys in Medicine Blog

Exchange Visitor Physician Orientation Module: Part One

Module details:

Approximate completion time: 10 minutes
Content:

  • Defining the Exchange Visitor “(Alien) Physician” Category
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Moonlighting
  • Exchange Visitor Physician Responsibilities

Exchange Visitor Physician Orientation Module: Part Two

Module details:

Approximate completion time: 10 minutes
Content:

  • Emergency Assistance
  • EVSP Contacts
  • Culture Shock
  • Cross-cultural Requirement
  • U.S. Laws

Optional Learning Modules:

Supporting the Well-being of Exchange Visitor Physicians

Module details:

Approximate completion time: 10 minutes
Content:

  • Making Well-being a Priority
  • Transitional Challenges: Getting Established
  • Transitional Challenges: U.S. Health Care
  • Ongoing Challenges: Connectivity
  • Ongoing Challenges: Stress and Trauma
  • Resources

Maintaining J-1 Visa Status

Module details:

Approximate completion time: 5 minutes
Content:

  • Progressive GME Training
  • Required Documents and Records
  • Required Notifications
  • Required Incident Reporting
  • Other Fundamentals of Compliance

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