IMGs from Guatemala for USMLE and Residency

Guatemalan 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 Guatemala 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.

Guatemalan medical graduates usually come from these medical schools:

Universidad de San Carlos Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
Universidad Francisco Marroquín Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala Facultad de Ciencias Médicas y de la Salud
Universidad Mesoamericana de Quetzaltenango Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Rafael Landívar Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud