International Medical Graduates
International Medical Graduates

International Medical Graduates

by Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification is the standard for evaluating the qualifications of international medical graduates (IMGs) who are entering or aiming to enter the US healthcare system. The ECFMG defines IMGs as individuals who received their medical degree from a medical school outside the United States and Canada. The location of the medical school, not the citizenship of the individual, is what determines whether they are IMGs. So even a US citizen who graduated from a medical school outside of Canada or the US is considered an IMG, whereas a noncitizen who graduated from a North American medical school is not.

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  • Duration 0:09 h
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Your Educators of course International Medical Graduates

 Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD

Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD

Dr. Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA is a Vascular Neurologist at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees at the University of California.
He completed his General Neurology Residency at the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles and Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Currently, he operates the DocOssareh YouTube channel, providing education for pre-med and medical students.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ossareh teaches courses in the Medical School Survival Guide.

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The entire playlist is awesome! Thank you!
By Mirela P. on 26. December 2021 for IMG's and the ECFMG certification

Thank you for all courses! It was a pleasure to watch you! Awesome presentation, Very good structure, excellent public speaking, NLP & body language! Congratulations!!! I am already a medical student and you inspired me to study better. Your modified Pomodoro technique is awesome! Thank you!!!

Amazing lecture!
By Maria M. on 22. June 2020 for IMG's and the ECFMG certification

Thank you so much for this! Such an enlightening video.

By amine mohamed b. on 19. March 2020 for IMG's and the ECFMG certification

It's very clear and contains high yield main information for IMGs trip procedures

great lecture
By Leegy L. on 25. March 2019 for IMG's and the ECFMG certification

It provides me lots of information, and I know how to get the ecfmg certification.