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. 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 that 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.
 

Admission Requirements

An applicant to the Émigré Physicians Program must:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (and possess a “Green Card”) at the time of application.
  • Have completed the First Professional Degree in Medicine (Doctor of Medicine) at a regionally accredited university that is equivalent to the M.D. degree in the United States.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English.
  • Successfully complete an in-person interview as part of the application process.
  • Complete a criminal background check through an outside agency (further information and access will be given upon receipt of your completed application).
     

Application Documents

The admissions committee will only review complete application files. A complete application must include:

  1. Émigré Physicians Program Application Instructions - Application located within this document.
  2. Application fee of $80.00 (check or money order only made payable to NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  3. Official course-by-course evaluation of your educational credentials completed by World Education Services (WES), Inc. OR Globe Language Services, Inc.
  4. Official TOEFL score report showing a score of 90 or higher on the internet-based test.
  5. Documentation providing proof of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency.
    • Copy of Certificate of Naturalization OR
    • Copy of U.S. Passport OR
    • Copy of Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”)
  6. Resume or curriculum vitae.
  7. Copy of your social security card.
  8. Copy of your driver’s license.

ATTENTION RE-APPLICANTS: The EPP admission information provided above supersedes all previously posted guidelines. A new application is required each year. Please follow the current admission requirements and submit the required application documents as requested. No exceptions or waivers will be made.

Document Requirements

  • World Education Services and Globe Language Services are the only two evaluation services that we accept. The official evaluation must be received directly from WES or Globe and is subject to approval by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. The evaluation must state that the applicant has completed the First Professional Degree in Medicine (Doctor of Medicine) at a regionally accredited university that is equivalent to the MD Degree in the United States.
     
  • The TOEFL exam is required for all applicants. Please select NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine’s code 2486 when you take the test or request that your score report is sent to us. Copies cannot be accepted. TOEFL results must be less than 2 years old at the time of application. Please note that achieving the minimum acceptable TOEFL score does not guarantee selection.
  • Please note that Employment Authorization Cards are not acceptable for proof of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency.
     

EPP Application Timeline

Oct. 30, 2015 Deadline to receive the EPP Application Package at NYITCOM
(See PART A on the Admissions Application Instructions)
The application package must be received no later than Oct. 30, 2015 at NYITCOM in order to be considered for the 2016 entering class.
Nov. 20, 2015 Deadline to receive the Evaluation and TOEFL Scores at NYITCOM
(See PART B on the Admissions Application Instructions)
The official course-by-course evaluation and official TOEFL score report must be received no later than Nov. 20, 2015 at NYITCOM in order to be considered for the 2016 entering class.
Early spring 2016 EPP interviews will be held.
Late spring 2016 The Admissions Committee will release decisions.

 

Ready to apply?

Download the EPP Application Instructions where you can find the EPP Application and more information on how to apply for this program.

 

Mailing Address:

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
comadm@nyit.edu