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    ECFMG Launches Electronic Verification of Medical Credentials

    By meliza / February 28, 2012

    The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), a world expert on international medical schools and the credentials they issue, is pleased to announce the launch of an electronic process for verifying the medical education credentials of international physicians who seek entry into the U.S. health care system. In January 2012, after more than a […]

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      REMINDER: New Rules on Repeating USMLE Examinations

      By meliza / February 20, 2012

      As announced in the ECFMG website, we would also like to remind the exam applicants that the USMLE program has introduced new rules on repeating USMLE examinations. Time between Examination Attempts The USMLE program sets rules on how quickly examinees can repeat the same Step or Step Component. As previously published, these rules will change […]

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        Problems of the Old IMG: Obsolete Knowledge

        By askdoc / February 16, 2012

        As a very old IMG, I was faced not only with the problem of having forgotten a lot of what I knew before. I also have a problem that a lot of what I know is obsolete and there are a lot of new concepts that I do not know.  Medicine is constantly advancing and […]

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          USMLE Score FAQs: Pass or Fail?

          By meliza / February 14, 2012

          USMLE score reports and transcripts show your scores (for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3) and an indication of whether you passed or failed (for all examinations). You will receive two different scores on the front of your report which basically reflects your overall performance on the examination: one on a 3-digit score […]

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            How Much Should You Study to Get a 99 in Step 1?

            By askdoc / February 12, 2012

            When I started my prep way back in 2005, I wanted to know how much I should know in order to get a 99. I started going through exam experiences of people who got 99’s, listing down all the study materials they used. A pattern started to emerge. They were all more or less studying […]

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              Accepting Applications – Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Moderated Prep Course

              By askdoc / February 9, 2012

              *Enrollments for Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Moderated Prep Course MARCH 2012 CLASS will start on February 15, 2012. If you are interested in the course, please enroll starting on the said date. I would like to announce that we will be ready to receive applications for Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 MODERATED Prep Course which will […]

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                Fee to be Implemented for Application for ECFMG Certification

                By meliza / February 7, 2012

                As announced by ECFMG, effective last January 30, 2012, a fee of $50 will be charged for submitting an Application for ECFMG Certification. The Application for ECFMG Certification is a requirement for international medical students/graduates pursuing ECFMG Certification. International medical students/graduates must submit an Application for ECFMG Certification before they can apply to ECFMG for […]

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