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UMass Chan Requirements for Appointment for Graduates of an International Medical School

Graduates of any school that is not in the U.S. or Canada  must be able to comply with the following requirements:

Licensing Exam 

  • All applicants must demonstrate a passing score on: (USMLE) United States Medical Licensing Examination  - Step 1, Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK
  • Must hold a valid ECFMG certificate
  • All applicants for PGY3 or higher level position MUST have passed Step 3 of USMLE prior to their date of hire.


Appointment eligibility is subject to the Board of Registration in Medicine’s requirements for licensure (some programs may require full rather than limited licensure.  Requirements for full or limited licensure for US and international medical graduates are listed on the Board of Registration Web Site  

Requirements for Applicants with a Previous or Current GME Position

Applicants seeking to transfer to a UMass program or change specialties must submit a letter of recommendation from all previous program directors and the current program director, before receiving a GME appointment.


All applicants must meet the joint UMass Chan/UMMMC Graduate Medical Education Credentialing requirements before an appointment can be finalized.

Additional Requirements 

All applicants MUST meet the UMass Chan Medical School Graduate Medical Education Technical Standards 

All Residents and Fellows must sign the UMass Chan Graduate Medical Education Appointment Agreement 2010-2011 

The Graduate Medical Education Appointment Agreement is not binding until the applicant has been issued a Limited or Full Massachusetts Medical License by the Board of Registration in Medicine, has been approved by the UMass Memorial Medical Center Resident/Fellow Credentialing Subcommittee, and meets all other employment requirements of the University of Massachusetts including, but not limited to, (1) completion of payroll and benefits forms; (2) any necessary work authorization forms; (3) certification of compliance with physical examination and other health and safety requirements; and (4) completion of a malpractice insurance application; and .  Each appointment is limited to a maximum of one year (twelve months), which in most cases begins July 1st and ends June 30th.