How to Become a Perfusionist in the US for Foreign Students

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Perfusion Candidates (outside the United States) pursuing employment opportunities within the United States must follow the items listed below:

  1. Item 1: Obtain a student visa to study in the United States (Steps found at following link)
    1. Step 1: Apply and Get Accepted to a US School
    2. Step 2: Receive Form I-20 or DS-2019 From Your School.
    3. Step 3: Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee.
    4. Step 4: Find Your Nearest US Embassy or Consulate.
    5. Step 5: Complete Form DS-160 Online.
    6. Step 6: Schedule Your Visa Interview.
  1. Item 2: Apply/Gain acceptance into accredited American perfusion education program (List of programs found at following link)
    1. Complete list of US perfusion schools: https://www.perfusion.com/school-search/
    2. Each school has its own set of entrance criteria, calendar, prerequisites, location, etc.
  2. Item 3: Graduate from accredited American perfusion education program (see school list above).
  3. Item 4: Pass the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion examination (ABCP).
  4. Item 5: Obtain a work visa to work in the United States (Steps found at following link).
    1. Step 1: Have a job offer in the U.S. …
    2. Step 2: Approved petition by the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    3. Step 3: Labor certification approval by the Department of Labor (DOL).
    4. Step 4: Complete the Online Non-immigrant Visa Application (Form DS-160) and print the confirmation page.
    5. Step 5: Schedule your interview for Visa Application

More information about obtaining student and work visas can be found at the following government webpage: https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/students-and-exchange-visitors/students-and-employment

More information about US Citizenship can be found at the following government webpage: https://www.usa.gov/become-us-citizen

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