Thank you for stopping by! We have one simple message from the HARC: You Belong Here. We offer cutting-edge support for your educational and career advancement in healthcare.

Our HARC community has participants representing over 25 countries, including: Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Iraq, Kenya, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.

Contact us at  for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get to Know the HARC

The HARC’s goal is to build a bridge between the pool of foreign-trained medical graduates (FMGs) and the need for linguistically and culturally competent healthcare providers in underserved communities. In other words, the goal of this program is to assist healthcare professionals from all over the world, who have come to New York and have not been able to practice their profession, in obtaining the appropriate credentials and licenses so that they can return to their healthcare field.

The HARC provides orientation, counseling, and support to foreign-trained medical graduates (FMGs). The HARC assists each participant in developing a career path that builds on each participant’s skills, experience, and education. In addition to orientation and support in obtaining the appropriate professional credentials and licenses, participants are presented with other options or alternatives to consider.

All foreign-trained medical graduates (FMGs) who are current New York state residents are eligible for the program. The program does not have the capacity to serve persons living outside of New York. Persons living outside the United States are not eligible for the program.

No. The program is open to any foreign-trained medical graduates (FMGs) living in New York state.

Email the HARC director at

Yes, the HARC serves anyone who was in a healthcare profession in their native country.

Yes. The center has limited scholarship assistance for eligible participants taking needed preparation classes.

No. Each participant will have to follow existing licensing procedures. The educational case managers can provide orientation about these procedures.

No. However, our educational case managers can assist with resume, interview and job search assistance and connect participants with relevant community partners.

Yes. The HARC has developed group workshops and activities, and general information meetings to serve as peer support groups.

Are you an FMG in need of support and resources? Applications to the HARC are accepted year-round. Once your application has been submitted, a HARC staff member will reach out to you to schedule an initial call to provide you more information.

Our Services

At the HARC, we embrace the whole person by taking a holistic approach to supporting and learning from our participants. We provide a wide range of transformative services:

  • Career Advising and Mentoring
  • International Transcript Evaluation
  • English Language Support
  • Academic Scholarships
  • USMLE-STEP Revision Materials
  • NCLEX Study Support
  • Resume and Job Search Support
  • Interview Preparation
  • Community Networking

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry (DDS)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Medical Research
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Physician (MD)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Veterinary Medicine (VMD)

Classes are taught by HARC staff on LeMoyne’s campus and focus on traditional skills needed to become proficient in English; in addition, there is emphasis on cultural components and vocabulary associated with healthcare settings.

If you or someone you know is interested in our class offerings, please fill out the form in the link below.

Resource Request Form