Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG)


    An international medical graduate (IMG), earlier known as a foreign medical graduate (FMG), is a physician who has graduated from a medical school outside of the country where he or she intends to practice.

    International medical graduates (IMGs) comprise one-quarter of the U.S. physician workforce.

    Connect with other Cameroonian IMGs/FMGs and those who have been through the process! The members of the ACPA understand the needs of the the IMG/FMG. Join our WhatsApp discussion group where we work to help you navigate the process for being able to practice medicine in the United States.  Send an email to to be added to the group.

    Certification by ECFMG is the standard for evaluating the qualifications of these physicians before they enter U.S. graduate medical education (GME), where they provide supervised patient care. ECFMG Certification also is a requirement for IMGs to take Step 3 of the three-stepUnited States Medical Licensing Examination(USMLE) and to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States. Download the ECFMG Information Booklet here.

    The Membership in the Association is open to all physicians of Cameroonian heritage, physicians married to Cameroonians, physicians who are naturalized citizens of Cameroon, practicing, teaching or otherwise engaged in the medical profession in the United States of America and Canada.

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