IMGs from Portugal for USMLE and Residency

Portuguese 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 Portugal 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.

Portuguese medical graduates usually come from these medical schools:

Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar
Universidade da Beira Interior Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Medicina
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Medicina
Universidade do Algarve Departamento de Ciências Biomédicas e Medicina
Universidade do Minho Escola de Ciências da Saúde
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Médicas