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

IMG Book cover






By Patrick C. Alguire, MD, FACP; Gerald P. Whelan, MD, FACEP and Vijay Rajput, MD, FACP

The book may be purchased online from the American College of Physicians.




Appendix B: Internet Web Sites

Listed below are Web site addresses (URLs) for organizations and sites that may provide useful information relevant to the material in the chapters under which they are listed. Within the chapters are more specific URLs, but the same material can be reached by searching the Web sites below. In addition, most material can be found by using standard search engines such as www.google.com.

Chapter 1

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
www.acgme.org

Osteopathic Physicians
www.do-online.org

Chapter 2

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
www.ecfmg.org

Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education (FAIMER) (contains International Medical Education Directory [IMED])
www.faimer.org

U.S. Medical Licensing Examination
www.usmle.org

Educational Testing Service
www.ets.org

National Board of Medical Examiners
www.nbme.org

American College of Physicians
www.acponline.org

Federation of State Medical Boards
www.fsmb.org

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org

Chapter 3

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
www.mba.com/mba

Association of American Medical Colleges
www.aamc.org (search MSPE guide)

American Academy of Family Practice
www.aafp.org (search Letters of Reference)

Electronic Residency Application Service
www.aamc.org/eras

ERAS Support at ECFMG
www.ecfmg.org/eras
eras-support@ecfmg.org (e-mail)

National Resident Matching Program
www.nrmp.org

San Francisco Match
www.sfmatch.org

Chapter 4

Department of State (search Visas, Waivers)
travel.state.gov

Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions
usembassy.state.gov.

Exchange Visitor Program
exchanges.state.gov/education/jexchanges/

ECFMG Exchange Visitor Program
www.ecfmg.org/evsp

Citizenship and Immigration Services
www.uscis.gov

Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov/dhspublic

Chapter 5

Virtual Mentor (AMA)
www.virtualmentor.org

Calgary — Cambridge Guide to the Medical Interview — Communication Process
http://www.gp-training.net/training/communication_skills/calgary/calgary.pdf

Educational Testing Service
www.ets.org

English for International Opportunity
www.ielts.org

Chapter 6

ECFMG Acculturation Program
www.ecfmg.org/acculturation

Chapter 7

American College of Physicians ? Health Tips
foundation.acponline.org/hl/htips.htm

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
www.acgme.org

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
www.ihi.org

Chapter 8

National Library of Medicine
www.nlm.nih.gov

PubMed
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/

The Cochrane Collaboration
www.cochrane.org

EMBase
www.embase.com

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
www.ahrq.gov/

American Academy of Family Practice
www.aafp.org/online/en/home/residents.html

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org/sections/ypn/r/

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
www.abms.org

Plagiarism
www.plagiarism.org
www.tunitin.com

Research Integrity
ori.dhhs.gov/br
www.cgsnet.org

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
www.cms.hhs.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov

Chapter 9

American Board of Internal Medicine
www.abim.org

Federation of State Medical Boards
www.fsmb.org

National Practitioner Data Bank
www.npdb-hipdb.com

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
www.cms.hhs.gov

Drug Enforcement Administration — Diversion Control
www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov

Internal Revenue Service
www.irs.gov

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
www.abms.org

Chapter 10

Social Security Administration
www.socialsecurity.gov

Citizen and Immigration Services
www.uscis.gov

ECFMG Acculturation Program
www.ecfmg.org/acculturation

The information included herein should never be used as a substitute for clinical judgment and does not represent an official position of ACP.