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The University of Minnesota welcomes International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to our residencies and fellowships. 

UMN International Intern's Survival Guide

The GME Office has put together a "survival guide" for incoming residents/fellows who are IMGs, which contains a variety of helpful information as you prepare to enter your training program in the U.S.  Not only does this survival guide talk about what to expect in the hospital setting, but it also talks about other important topics, such as finding a place to live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, how to obtain a driver's license, etc.  

View the International Intern's Survival Guide

International Medical Graduate (IMG) Orientation

Each summer the GME office holds a special IMG Orientation Session for all incoming residents and fellows who are IMGs, new to the University of Minnesota, and also new to the US Medical System. 

Past and future IMG Orientation Sessions

Additional information

"The International Medical Graduate's Guide to US Medicine & Residency Training"

Template for Rounding - This template was created by a UMN IMG trainee and offered for use by other IMGs: "Maybe it will help them to organize their thoughts and will also guide them about what they should know about the patient."

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

The ISSS website contains a wealth of information to support international students throughout their time at the University, including:

ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHO) website

ECHO is a program created by ECFMG that provides support and service to ECFMG-certified physicians, and physicians who are about to be certified, as they plan their careers.

Be Informed: Access ECHO’s library of resources.

Be Connected: Subscribe to ECHO news.

Be Heard: Take this month’s ECHO survey, or send ECHO your feedback on their services/website/etc.

Read more about how ECHO serves physicians who are about to be certified.