Émigré Physician Program (EPP)
The immigration policy of the United States provides for the annual entrance of many highly skilled professionals. Numerous emigrated physicians have settled in the New York area and throughout the United States. In many instances, these physicians are highly trained and very experienced, but unable to continue their medical profession in the U.S. without proper licensing. The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine has established a program to re-educate Émigré physicians to become Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine.
The Émigré Physicians Program is a four-year medical education program, which must be completed on a full-time basis. Acceptance into the Émigré Physicians Program is selective and competitive. Candidates are chosen based upon academic excellence and an in-person interview process. Students in the Émigré Physicians Program will be required to successfully complete all the requirements of the medical school in order to qualify for graduation from the college. Medical residency follows successful graduation from the college and length of residency varies depending on specialty.

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed the First Professional Degree in Medicine (Doctor of Medicine) equivalent to the MD Degree in the United States.
  • All applicants must submit an official course-by-course evaluation of their credentials indicating that the applicant has the equivalent of the First Professional Degree in Medicine (Doctor of Medicine).
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
  • Criminal Background Check---All students are required to complete a Criminal Background Check through an outside agency. Information and access will be given upon receipt of your completed application.

Application Documents

Documents you need to complete the application:
  • Émigré Physicians Program Application. Click here  to download and print the application and send to the Office of Admissions
  • Application fee of $80.00 made payable to NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Official course-by-course evaluation
  • ECFMG Certificate---with copies of the score sheets*
  • TOEFL (90 or above)*
  • Official transcript of coursework completed at a US College/University (30 credits or above)*
  • Proof of Citizenship or Residency  ("Green Card")
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Copy of Driver’s License
*To meet the English Proficiency Requirement we will accept any one of the following:
  • ECFMG Certificate---with copies of the score sheets OR
  • TOEFL (90 or above) OR
  • Official transcript of coursework completed at a US College/University (30 credits or above)
Official documents to be requested and mailed directly to the Admissions Office:
  • Official course-by-course evaluation 
  • Official TOEFL (90 or above)

Document Requirements:

  • All official course-by-course evaluation must be received directly from the evaluation service and are subject to approval by the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Please select the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine TOEFL code 2486 when you take the test. Scores should be above 233 (computer-based test) or above 90 (internet-based test) for consideration. TOEFL results should be less than 2 years old at the time of application. Please schedule your test date at least 2 months prior to the application deadline as processing and delivery take time. Official scores must be sent directly to the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Office. Please note that achieving the minimal required TOEFL score does not guarantee selection.
  • Only US Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for admission to the Émigré Physicians Program.
  • An in-person interview is required as part of the application process.
  • Please submit your application and required documentation as early as possible. Admission is very competitive as the number of admitted students is limited.
  • ATTENTION RE-APPLICANTS — The application process and requirements may change from year to year. We will hold your documents on file for one year only. Please refer to the current year requirements and documents for information. 
Please use the following evaluation service only*
World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone No. 212-966-6311
Globe Language Services
305 Broadway, Suite 401
New York, New York 10007
Phone No. 212-227-1994

*If you have previously applied, we will use the evaluation which you have already submitted.




Application and documents should be sent to:

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
Serota Academic Center, Room 203
Northern Boulevard, PO Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

For further information, please contact:

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
Phone: 516.686.3747
Fax: 516.686.3831

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