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Clinical Training 

All incoming Residents and Clinical Fellows who graduated from Foreign Medical Schools will be sponsored for a J-1 visa by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). It is JHU policy for all Foreign Medical Graduates to be sponsored by ECFMG. All U.S. Medical Graduates will be considered for clinical H-1B sponsorship by JHU. The OIS serves as the liaison to ECFMG for Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Your department at Hopkins will work with OIS and ECFMG to facilitate the intial request process.  Further instructions will be provided to you upon your acceptance.

No Moonlighting Policy

JHU and ECFMG have a very strict policy against Moonlighting. J-1 ECFMG and H-1B visa holders are ineligible to Moonlight. There are no exceptions.  For further details please see ECFMG's No-Moonlighting Policy.


ECFMG Contact Information

If you have specific questions for ECFMG please contact them:

By telephone:  (215) 386-5900 (Telephone assistance is available between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States, Monday through Friday.)

By fax:  (215) 386-9196

By e-mail:

By mail:
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685 USA