Émigré Physician Program (EPP)

The Émigré Physician Program (EPP) Application for entering year 2014 is CLOSED

The immigration policy of the United States provides for the annual entrance of many highly skilled professionals. Numerous emigrated physicians have settled in the New York area and throughout the United States. In many instances, these physicians are highly trained and very experienced, but unable to continue their medical profession in the U.S. without proper licensing. The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine has established a program to re-educate Émigré physicians to become Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Émigré Physicians Program is a four-year program which encompasses a Biomedical Science component in years 1 and 2, and a Clinical Clerkship component in years 3 and 4. Acceptance into the Émigré Physicians Program is selective and competitive. Candidates are chosen based upon academic excellence and an in-person interview process.

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed the First Professional Degree in Medicine (Doctor of Medicine) equivalent to the MD Degree in the United States.
  • All applicants must submit an official course-by-course evaluation of their credentials indicating that the applicant has the equivalent of the First Professional Degree in Medicine (Doctor of Medicine).
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
  • Criminal Background Check---If you qualify to be selected for an interview, we will provide you with the Agency’s website for you to submit the application for the Criminal Background Check. There will be an additional fee for this service and the fee will vary depending on your country of origin.

Application Documents

Official documents to be requested and mailed directly to the Admissions Office:

  • Official course-by-course evaluation
  • Official TOEFL
  • Criminal Background Check (This will be required if you are called for the interview process. You will be notified at that time about this requirement.)

Documents you need to send with the application:

  • Émigré Physicians Program Application Form. (currently unavailable)
  • Application fee of $80.00 made payable to NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • ECFMG Certificate (If you have one)
  • Official transcript of coursework completed at a US College or University (if applicable)
  • Proof of Citizenship or Residency  ("Green Card")
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Document Requirements:

  • All official course-by-course evaluation must be received directly from the evaluation service and are subject to approval by the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Please select the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine TOEFL code 2486 when you take the test. Scores should be above 233 (computer-based test) or above 80 (internet-based test) for consideration. TOEFL results should be less than 2 years old at the time of application. Please schedule your test date at least 2 months prior to the application deadline as processing and delivery take time. Official scores must be sent directly to the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Office. Please note that achieving the minimal required TOEFL score does not guarantee selection.
  • Only US Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for admission to the Émigré Physicians Program.
  • An in-person interview is required as part of the application process.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting August 1, 2013 for the 2014 Entering Class. In-person interviews and admission decisions will be conducted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application and required documentation as early as possible. Admission is very competitive as the number of admitted students is limited.
  • ATTENTION RE-APPLICANTS — The application process and requirements may change from year to year. We will hold your documents on file for one year only. Please refer to the current year requirements/documents for information.
Only the following services are recognized. We will not accept evaluations from any other services.

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone No. 212-966-6311

Globe Language Services
305 Broadway, Suite 401
New York, NY 10007
Phone No. 212-227-1994

Joseph Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone No. 305-273-1616




Application and documents should be sent to:

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
Serota Academic Center, Room 203
Northern Boulevard, PO Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

For further information, please contact:

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
Phone: 516.686.3747
Fax: 516.686.3831

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