Education Credentials Obtained Outside U. S.

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Applicants for Research trainee positions at MD Anderson who earned degrees or obtained educational credentials outside the United States that will be used to meet the minimum education requirement for the position of consideration must submit a credential evaluation prior to the extension of an offer.

The evaluating company must provide:

  • a certified translation of your diploma, if not in English;
  • verification of accreditation of the foreign university;
  • the equivalency of non-U.S. degree(s) to a U.S. degree(s); and
  • verification of your attendance at and graduation from that university.

Any expenses to obtain this evaluation will the responsibility of the candidate. Please instruct the evaluation company to mail the original evaluation to your department of appointment.

The following is a list of accredited education evaluation companies that provide foreign educational evaluations that meet institutional requirements for research trainees:

Consultancy on International Education
P.O. Box 2792
Champaign, IL 61825-2792
Tel: 217.359.9602
Fax: 217.359.2082

Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.
601 University Avenue, Suite 127
Sacramento, CA  95825
Tel: 916.921.0790
Fax: 916.921.0793

Foundation for International Services, Inc.
505 5th Avenue South, Suite 101
Edmonds, WA 98020
Tel: 425.248.2255
Fax: 425.248.2262

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 S.W. 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Tel: 305.273.1616
Fax: 305.273.1338
Fax: 305.273.1984 (Translations)

Global Education Group, Inc.
2 East Congress Street, Suite 900
Tucson, AZ 85701
Tel: 520.202.7800
Fax: 520.877.7867

SpanTran Educational Services, Inc.
2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451
Houston, TX  77057
Tel: 713.266.8805
Fax: 713.789.6022

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center does not endorse any of the listed companies; rather, as accredited foreign education evaluation agencies, they have been identified as providing sufficient and acceptable foreign education evaluation services.

Please note:   An Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate will not substitute for a credential evaluation.