Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ANNOUNCEMENT

The ECFMG|FAIMER Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP) continues to review and process J-1 visa sponsorship applications, including those of foreign national physicians seeking initial sponsorship to enter the United States to begin a training program on July 1, 2020. Please submit your applications as early as possible to help prevent delays. We will contact Training Program Liaisons (TPLs) and current J-1 physicians about any new developments, including updates on visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consulates, directly via e-mail and will post updates on our website. ECFMG|FAIMER is actively pursuing solutions to support 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 “Alien Physician”
  • Exchange Visitor 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

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