IMGs from American Samoa for USMLE and Residency

The American Samoan physicians who decide to move to the US for residency will take the USMLE and get the ECFMG certificate. Most of these doctors attend the Oceania University of Medicine and the National University of Samoa School of Medicine. Some Samoan docs will go the Caribbean for medical school then apply to the USMLE as these schools are affiliated with US hospitals which will offer them USCE before graduation.

Most of those successfully match to residency programs will have a CV strengthened by doing some clinical experience in these programs: Observerships

Most of the doctors from the American Samoa who matched in the previous years did matched to different specialties in multiple programs which are considered IMG friendly and her is the complete list: IMG Guide