Foreign Citizens

Foreign citizens who wish to enter the United States for postgraduate training must comply with the United States immigration laws.

All applicants must be citizens, permanent residents or on a J1 or J2 Visa. H visas are not accepted for training at the University of Connecticut.


Foreign medical school graduates should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for details concerning requirements. All requirements must be complete prior to the deadline match list submission.


  • Valid ECFMG certificate.
  • A minimum USMLE score is not required, but candidates must pass each step taken on the first attempt to be considered for an interview.
  • Fellowship applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited pediatric residency.
  • Research experience is not required.
  • If there is a gap in training, you will need to provide an explanation in your ERAS personal statement.


Unfortunately, our program does not offer these experiences at this time.