IMGs from Panama for USMLE and Residency

Panamanians 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 Panama 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.

Panamanians medical graduates usually come from these medical schools:

Columbus University College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Universidad de Panamá Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Interamericana de Panamá Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
Universidad Latina de Panamá Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud Dr. William C. Gorgas