International Medical Graduate Program (IMG)

Producing more primary care physicians for California's underserved and vulnerable populations

A unique pre-residency program for bicultural, bilingual international medical graduates
IMG program ear exam

Immigrant doctors trained to help bridge major gaps in care

No one would argue that the United States has a significant shortage of primary care physicians, or that California's shortage is extreme. A program at UCLA aims to help ease that shortage by helping physician-trained legal immigrants -- that is, those who have already graduated from a medical school outside of the U.S, Puerto Rico or Canada – pass their U.S. licensing exams and obtain U.S. residency training in Family Medicine.

Angel City Celebration

Our UCLA IMG Program scholars volunteered with the Health Fair at this year's Angel City Celebration, the annual event led by the Rotary Club of Los Angeles to improve the quality of life for underserved families with young children in South LA. Wellness check-ups, medical specialty consultations, and more! 

Angel City Celebration - UCLA International Medical Graduate Program
Doctors in a meeting

Support our mission

Our UCLA IMG Program is sustained by the hard work and dedication of our program leadership and staff, our participants and alumni, and with the critical generosity of our donors who share our vision of what this program means to vulnerable populations throughout California. Support our efforts to improve access to health for all.