IMGs from Cook Islands for USMLE and Residency

Cook Islander doctors study for the USMLE and get the ECFMG certificate to apply later on for residency in the US. They apply through ERAS every year to the same programs that interview and match their peers. These programs include the following: IMG Friendly.

Physicians from Cook Islands will come to the US ahead of time to do 2-3 months of clinical experience to make their profile more competitive. They will do these rotations in the following hospitals before applying to residency: Observerships.

Cook Islander medical graduates usually come from these medical schools:

James Cook School of Medicine
St. Mary's School of Medicine (Cook Islands)