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    Change to ECFMG’s Transfer Credit Policy for IMGs Applying for ECFMG Certification and USMLE

    By meliza / August 3, 2015

      To be eligible for ECFMG Certification, an international medical graduate (IMG) must have been awarded credit for at least four credit years (academic years for which credit has been given toward completion of the medical curriculum) by a school that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting eligibility requirements for […]

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      IMG Performance in the 2015 Match

      By meliza / April 20, 2015

      For the 13th consecutive year, the number of first-year (PGY-1) residency positions offered through the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Main Residency Match® increased. A total of 27,293 first-year positions were offered in the 2015 Match. This represents an increase of 615 positions compared to last year and an increase of more than 6,600 positions […]

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        Unified Content Outline for the USMLE

        By meliza / February 26, 2014

        A unified content outline, which provides a common organization of content across all USMLE examinations, has been developed. The unified content outline consists of 18 sections. Fourteen of these sections primarily correspond to organ systems; the remaining four sections are General Principles; Multi-system Processes and Disorders; Biostatistics, Epidemiology/Population Health, and Interpretation of the Medical Literature; and […]

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          Changes to the USMLE Step 3 Examination in 2014

          By meliza / August 21, 2013

          Changes to the Step 3 examination will occur in 2014.  The current Step 3 examination is administered in two 8-hour test sessions, which must be taken on consecutive days. The restructured examination will also be two test days; however, examinees will be able to schedule the two test days on non-consecutive days.  The examination days will consist […]

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            New ECFMG Program Provides Support and Service to International Medical Graduates

            By meliza / July 8, 2012

              ECFMG® is pleased to announce the launch of the ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHO), a new program that provides support and service to ECFMG-certified physicians, and physicians about to be certified, as they plan their careers. ECHO expands on the resources offered by ECFMG’s former Acculturation Program. ECHO provides free resources that allow international […]

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              Attempt Limit for USMLE Examinations

              By meliza / June 26, 2012

              Examinees who have made six or more attempts to pass a Step or Step component, including incomplete attempts, should be aware that all applications to register for additional attempts will not be processed unless they are submitted on or before December 31, 2012. This limit was first announced in August of 2011. The effective date for […]

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                ERAS 2013 Applicants Can Upload Supporting Documents Using ECFMG’s OASIS

                By meliza / June 12, 2012

                ECFMG has expanded its On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS) to allow ERAS 2013 applicants to electronically submit several document types in support of their residency application, including Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), medical school transcripts, photographs, Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) or “California Letter,” and letters of recommendation (LoRs), if you have not […]

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                  Guidelines to Request Test Accommodations

                  By meliza / May 31, 2012

                  Here’s an overview and some instructions on how to request for test accommodations. To Request Test Accommodations: Read the Guidelines carefully. Share them with the professional who will be helping you prepare your documentation. Read the instructions for completing the Request for Test Accommodations form. Complete and sign the appropriate request form If appropriate, have […]

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                    Review of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) minimum passing score

                    By meliza / April 29, 2012

                    As stated in the USMLE Bulletin of Information, the level of proficiency required to meet the recommended minimum passing level for each USMLE Step examination is reviewed periodically and may be adjusted at any time. Notice of such review and any adjustments are posted on the USMLE website. Every three to four years the Step […]

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                      Updated Practice and Orientation Materials for Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Exam have been Posted

                      By meliza / April 10, 2012

                      As previously announced, a new patient note and redesigned Communication and Interpersonal Skills subcomponent will be introduced into the USMLE Step 2 CS examinations beginning June 17, 2012. Updated practice and orientation materials reflecting these changes have been posted to the USMLE website. Examinees who plan to take the Step 2 CS examination on or […]

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