Medical Exam, Language and Health Requirements

Before you apply for any of the Tufts University School of Medicine-affiliated programs open to international candidates — research scholarships, observerships, residency, fellowships or allied technical staff training — you should be aware of the medical licensing exam, English language and health/safety requirements that may apply to your chosen program.

Some, such as United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirements, are part of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) application process, and so must be attended to immediately.

Others, such as immunization, personal health insurance coverage and patient health/safety knowledge requirements, will apply only after you have been accepted into a TUSM-affiliated program.

Close — and timely — attention to these requirements will make applying to our programs both easier and speedier, while also helping ensure that there are no delays in starting your assignment here.

Information on which of these requirements apply to you is available on the Application Process page for your chosen program. In-depth details on each of the requirements, and how to go about fulfilling them, can be found on the pages listed below (and the list to the left) in this section of our web site.