Resource Guide for Foreign-Trained Physicians

There are many steps involved in qualifying to be a physician in the US. Here are some tools to help guide you.

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Maine Physicians Guide for Foreign-Trained Health Professionals

Maine Physician Guide for Foreign-Trained Professionals

This guide contains details about the licensing process, exams, and alternative pathways.


We work with many health care professionals who were practicing physicians before coming to the US. To become relicensed as a physician is costly, lengthy, and a lot of time near impossible based on individual situations.

Although we assist many of these physicians with training and education for other health-related jobs more often, it is still important to understand the process.

Required Exams for Physicians:

USMLE — The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the U.S. The exams are taken at a specific time before, during, and after residency.

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