Timeline (my experience)
4/2015 Registration to job search websites
5/2015 Start contacting recruiters
8-9/2015 Interview / contract (the earlier the better for J1 waiver spot)
12/2015 Application to FCVS
2/2016 Application to American Board of Internal Medicine
2/2016 Submission of application to state medical license
3/2016 Application to J1 extension
4/2016 Notification of J1 waiver selection
4/2016 Preparation for graduation (medical procedures, evaluation sheets, ...)
6/2016 Submission of the rest of medical license application once residency is finished
8/2016 American Board of Internal Medicine Exam
① How to search job positions
First, you make a new mail account exclusively for job search.
Then register following websites below.
And you start getting e-mails every day.
When you find programs you are interested in, then you call the recruiters to ask about more details. If you are eligible for the program, they will set up interviews.
Practice match https://www.practicematch.com/
Career MD https://www.careermd.com/
Practice link http://www.practicelink.com/
3R Net https://www.3rnet.org/ (for J1 VISA holder)
(Contract better to be reviewed with experienced attending physicians before signed)
② Medical license application
☆FCVS (Federation Credentials Verification Service) (the earlier the better)
(some of the documents require notarization which can be done by a program secretary)
☆Initial full license application (MA) (the earlier the better)
Documents require to be filled out and be sent.
Opioid and Pain Management Training www.opioidprescribing.com. (online training)
Training to Recognize and Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
http://middlesexcac.org/51A-reporter-training/ (online training)
National Practitioner Data Bank http://www.npdb.hrsa.gov/ (online registration)
AMA Physician Profile https://commerce.ama-assn.org/amaprofiles/ (online registration)
③ Application to American Board of Internal Medicine
Application 12/1/2016 through 3/1/2017 (exam fee cheaper if applying by 2/15/2017)
④ Extension of J1 VISA (optional)
J1 VISA expires when residency training finishes
By applying to IM board exam, J1 VISA can be extended to the end of the month when the exam is taken (end of August)
Go to OASIS -> J1 VISA sponsorship -> Board application