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As a graduate of WCMC-Q, may I obtain a license to practice medicine in the United States?
Students and graduates of the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination ( USMLE ) through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG ). The USMLE is the sole examination system for students and graduates of both US and foreign medical colleges who seek medical licensure. International medical graduates (IMGs) are thus not required to undergo a separate licensing examination.
Why are graduates of WCMC-Q considered IMGs (International Medical Graduates)?
Anyone who graduates from a medical school whose location is outside of the geographic boundaries of the United States or Canada is considered an International Medical Graduate (IMG). Cornell is the first American university to step outside of these geographic limits by establishing a medical program and by awarding its MD degree. Thus WCMC-Q students will be the only IMGs with US medical degrees.