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DS 260 CR-1 graduate of a foreign medical school

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Hi, Im filling out the DS 260 with my wife and confused of about the following question. "Are you a graduate of a foreign medical school seeking to perform medical services in the United States but have not yet passed the National Board of Medical Examiners examination or its equivalent?"

My wife is applying for CR-1 but this question is more for employment based visas. My wife is a doctor from an Indian university but is only planning to practice medicine in the US after passing 3 licensing exams.

So should we answer NO? or Should we answer YES. If we answer yes then it implies she is planning to practice without passing the licensing exam which she definitely is not.

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I don't see how "Yes" means she would be planning to actually practice without a license.

Look at the sentence closely: "not yet passed" is key here, it means she is in the process of/planning to pass it. It just means "Yes, I want to practice but I still need to take the medical exams."

I would click "Yes" and then write in the text box under that "In the process of preparing/studying for exams." My guess is if you mark "No" but she has an MD degree and work experience as a doctor, they could ask questions about why she marked "No" and if she is planning to change her profession in the US.

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The answer is yes. If the explanation box pops up put on she will pass necessary exams before practicing medicine.


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