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A B1/B-2 visa is what you apply for. You are coming in for a business purpose to attend interviews and take the USMLE and CS exam. Once you have completed the steps and clinicals, and you are eligible for a license, you can apply for an H-1B visa (possibly cap exempt). This way, you will not be saddled with seeking a waiver after your training is completed.
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I agree with my colleagues. The B-1/B-2 visitor visa is the appropriate category. Just keep in mind that it requires a temporary purpose and intent to return to your country when the purpose is realized. Most residency programs are done by Foreign Medical Graduates on H-1B or J-1 visas. You should consult with an experienced U.S. attorney regarding the terms and conditions of the various visa categories.
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