For an Indian medical graduate to pursue a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in the United States, they typically need to follow the pathway known as "ECFMG Certification and Residency Training." Here are the general steps involved:

... 1. Complete a Medical Degree in India/ Obverseas: Obtain a recognized medical degree (e.g., MBBS or equivalent) from a recognized medical college or university in India.

2.Pass the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Exams: Register and prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 exams. These exams assess medical knowledge and clinical skills. Step 1 assesses basic sciences, while Step 2 has a Clinical Knowledge (CK) component.

3.Obtain ECFMG Certification: The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) provides certification to international medical graduates (IMGs). To be ECFMG-certified, you must pass the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS exams. ECFMG certification is a requirement for participating in U.S. residency programs.

4.Apply for Residency Programs: Research and apply to residency programs in the United States through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This includes preparing a curriculum vitae (CV), personal statement, letters of recommendation, and completing the application process for each program of interest.

5.Participate in the Match: After applying, participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), also known as "the Match." The Match is a computerized algorithm that pairs applicants with available residency positions based on their preferences and program rankings.

6.Complete Residency Training: If successfully matched to a residency program, complete the required years of residency training in the United States. Residency programs vary in duration depending on the specialty, typically ranging from 3 to 7 years.

7.Optional Step 3 and Fellowship Training: While not mandatory, after completing residency, some graduates choose to take the USMLE Step 3 exam, which assesses the application of medical knowledge in patient management. Additionally, if interested in a subspecialty, graduates can pursue fellowship training after residency to further specialize in a specific area of medicine.

It's important to note that the process of obtaining a residency position is highly competitive, and each step requires thorough preparation and dedication. Additionally, international medical graduates, including those from India, may face unique challenges, such as visa requirements and the need to adapt to a new healthcare system.

To navigate this process effectively, it can be helpful to seek guidance from advisors, mentors, or organizations specializing in assisting IMGs with the U.S. medical education pathway. We at MEDLOV-edu School of Medical Education with our Associate ATLANTA Medical Education Group - USA are the right mentor for you to successfully complete all the above steps in lesser time and at an affordable cost.

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Doctor of Medicine Program
  • Phase 1: Pre-Medical Program
    The Pre-Medical program is designed for students who have completed secondary

    school in the science pathway and requires the relevant pre-requisites in science, mathematics and general education courses to gain entry into the Doctor of Medicine respectively. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be prepared to meet the entrance requirements of their chosen health care fields.
    Course time structure:
    • 8 week duration
    • 5 day / week
    • 3 hour / day
  • Phase 2: Basic Medical Science
    The Doctor of Medicine program is derived mainly from the American Medical Education System.

    This program is structured in two phases- Phase 1: Basic Medical Science and

    Phase 2: Clinical Clerkship. At Atlanta Medical Education Group, a solid science foundation is essential for the Basic Medical Sciences. Students are required to complete about 137 credit hours of course work in 5 semesters with each semester consisting 16 weeks.

    The Basic Medical Science courses are presented in lecture format and power point presentations, combined with laboratory exposure to allow for visual reinforcement and development of analytical skills.

    Atlanta Medical Education Group requires students to pass the NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Exam before proceeding with the Clinical Clerkship. The strong preparation provided by the Basic Medical Science courses support the student in achieving this important transition
    Phase 3: Clinical Rotation/Clerkship
    In the Clinical clerkship program, there is an emphasis on preparing students for practice in hospital and ambulatory settings. We have developed innovative ways to teach medical students the clinical skills they will need to function as a physician. The core clinical clerkship includes 44 weeks of family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, surgery and psychiatry, with 28-week electives in various departments in hospital settings.

    The program in USA is conducted at ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) which is affiliated with teaching hospitals through our clinical administration office located in Atlanta Medical Center. To undergo the Clinical Clerkship Program in USA, a student should complete the Basic Science Program along with USMLE Step I.
  • Clinical Rotations
    We have developed innovative ways to teach medical students the clinical skills they will need to function as a physician.

    In our USA clinical affliated facilities we provide invaluable experience that enrich your field of study. Improve your knowledge and skills within a clinical setting. Learn to work as part of a medical team and provide the highest quality patient care.
  • Matching Program
    The matching program which is estimated to complete in 2 years under a senior Physician will lead the candidate to get US residency ( USMD) and become an independent Doctor.

    The USMD holders can practice anywhere in the world with out any examination.
    All the candidates undergoing this programme gets CANADIAN PR and US citizenship. All expenditure for their education in the United states will be met from interest free loan from Canadian Banks.