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.

Resources

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.

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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