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International Medical Graduates


Career Support for Immigrant Physicians

You dedicated your career to medicine. We want to help you practice again. While relicensing in the U.S. can be complicated, the International Institute of Minnesota aims to make it easier. Our International Medical Graduates program provides internationally trained physicians with guidance and financial support, at no cost to you, so you can overcome barriers like exam fees, credential evaluations and applying for Minnesota residencies.

Our goal is to help doctors like you work again in the field you care most about. If you choose not to relicense, we can help you explore alternate medical careers.

How the Program Works

Services and financial support include:
  • One-to-one career and academic advising
  • Study support (exam materials and review courses)
  • A support group with other participants
  • Licensing exam fee assistance
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Employment navigation and career services
  • Financial coaching
Eligibility Requirements

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for our International Medical Graduates program:

  • Born outside the U.S.
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Graduated from medical school outside the U.S. or Canada
  • Live in Minnesota
  • Wish to obtain a Minnesota medical license. Priority is given to those who want to provide primary care in rural or underserved areas of the state or; wish to pursue an alternate medical career

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Contact Us

Please call or email us if you have questions about our International Medical Graduates program.

Nick Bubak, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
(651) 377-8671