Fellowships after residency on H1 visa - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG/FMG Forum > IMG Visa Issues

IMG Visa Issues International Medical Graduates and Students discussion US Visa issues.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-10-2011
USMLE Forums Newbie
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 9
Threads: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
H1 Visa Fellowships after residency on H1 visa

What are the chances of getting a fellowship after completing internal medicine residency on a h1 visa?
Considering that most universities offer only J1 visa, it is safe to assume that a person with an IM residency on a H1 visa will have done it from a Community based / university affiliated prog. ( most probably )
So what are the chances of such a person getting a fellowship ( maybe not cards and GI, but say haem/onco, pul/CC ) on a H1 ?
And if one does not get a fellowship prog that sponsers h1, the only logical option is to work in the US to secure a green card and then apply for a fellowship.
What are the chances of getting a fellowship after 3-5 years ( i am assuming that is the time required to get a GC ) of working in a hospital?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 07-10-2011
USMLE Forums Master
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 5,041 Times in 1,821 Posts
Reputation: 5094
Default It's difficult but not impossible to get H1b Fellowships

Fellowship programs are funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) "Your salary and the program funding". The NIH would prefer exchange students (J1), US citizens, and Green card holders when sponsoring someone.

Therefore, fellowship programs usually prefer J1 holders over H1 holders.

However, that does not mean that they don't ever sponsor H1, they can do it sometimes, specially for fellowships that are non-competitive such endocrine or nephrology, they want to fill all the spots no matter what.

If you finish residency on H1 and then get a job and a green card then definitely it would be much easier for you to get fellowship, but the issue here, is that you yourself, may not be willing to do it. This is because after living 4-6 years with $150K+ per year it will be very difficult to go back to 45-55K annual fellowship salary (your kids college, your home mortgage, ...etc).


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
ninad (07-11-2011)


Fellowships, H1-Visa-

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fellowships without Residency? dr dana IMG Residency Match Forum 51 06-25-2017 01:02 AM
visa for residency+felloship heman466s IMG Visa Issues 2 05-24-2011 04:22 AM
Can I use H4 Visa for residency and Externship? drsure IMG Visa Issues 1 03-09-2011 09:36 AM
Visa issues when starting residency sharvaree19 IMG Visa Issues 0 02-18-2011 01:50 PM
Getting J1 or H1 Visa before Residency rebeen IMG Visa Issues 1 12-15-2010 09:00 AM

Find Us on Facebook
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2019)