Pediatric Residency International Students FAQ

Frequently asked questions include:

Q: What are the minimum passing scores for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 board exams for application to your program?

A: We do not have a minimum passing score to apply to our program. However, you must pass the appropriate parts of the USMLE/COMLEX Step 1 and Step 2 examinations. We prefer examinations are passed on the first attempt.

Q: Is USMLE Step 3 required for application to the program? 

A: USMLE Step 3 is not required for application to the program.

Q: Do you sponsor visas for IMG's?

A: The program does not currently sponsor visas. 

Q: Is clinical or research experience in the United States required to apply?

A: We do not require clinical or research experience; however, this experience will help strengthen an application.

Q: What is the maximum number of years since graduation from medical school that is allowed for application?

A: We are currently considering applicants who graduated from medical school within the past two years.

Q: Do you offer clinical shadowing, observerships, externships, etc?

A: We do not offer these experiences at LVHN.


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If you have questions or would like to learn more about our Pediatric Residency program, reach out to our Program Coordinator Gwen Rosenberger at 610-402-7712 or via email below.
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