Sponsored Links
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    r_stringer is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    48
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    How difficult is it for Canadian IMG to obtain US visas for residency?

    Advertisements



    Hi all,

    I was wondering how difficult it is to get a J1 or H1 visa for a canadian img who wants to do a residency in the US. Do you need the residency spot before you apply or is it vice versa?

    Any response is greatly appreciated

    R-

  2. #2
    Steve is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    376
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    visas for Canadians

    These topics have been addressed several times on this forum, so you may want to go back through some of the earlier posts regarding J1 and H1. In particular, I've posted quite a bit of info on the "Process for canadians to get a residency!" thread.

    Just to briefly reiterate, you need a residency spot before you can apply for either of these visas. The vast majority of programs (at least in primary care) will offer J1 so it's relatively easy to get; basically you need to pass the MCCEE and then get a "statement of need" from the Canadian gov't. H1 is a whole different ball of wax since only certain programs sponsor it and there's a lot more paperwork and expense involved. Plus you won't be eligible until you've passed Step 3, so you pretty much lose a year before starting residency. Having said that, it is still quite feasible to get and definitely the preferred route for most people who plan on staying in the US.
    Stephen Sloan, M.D.
    PGY2 Internal Medicine
    John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (the NEW Cook County Hospital)

Similar Threads

  1. How difficult is it to obtain all your clinical rotations at Ross?
    By congomodel in forum Ross University School of Medicine
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-14-2010, 04:21 PM
  2. Canadian students and visas
    By l2000 in forum American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-30-2008, 08:22 PM
  3. How hard is it for Canadian to obtain residencies in US
    By doctor_dream in forum Residency Match Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-19-2006, 03:16 AM
  4. Canadian IMG's and student visas
    By radgirlbadgirl in forum Canadian IMG
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-07-2005, 07:22 PM
  5. CANADIAN IMG's and Student Visas
    By radgirlbadgirl in forum Main Foreign Medical Schools Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-06-2005, 10:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •