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    IMG Performance in the 2012 Match

    By meliza / March 27, 2012

    For the tenth 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 24,034 first-year positions were offered in the 2012 Match. This represents an increase of 613 positions compared to last year and an increase of more than 3,400 positions […]

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      ERAS®: Electronic Residency Application Service

      By meliza / March 20, 2012

      What is ERAS? The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) developed the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) to allow medical school students and graduates to apply electronically for residency positions in accredited U.S. programs of graduate medical education. Students and graduates of U.S. medical schools/programs are assisted in the ERAS process by the Dean’s office […]

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        USMLE FAQS: Biometric Enabled Check In System (BECS)

        By meliza / March 14, 2012

        What biometric information is collected from a USMLE® candidate using BECS? Under the BECS program, a digitized representation of your fingerprint, an image of your fingerprint, along with your name, address, telephone number (if you provided one), date of birth or age, identification document number, and a scanned copy of your identification document (which may […]

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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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              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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                Changes to the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Examination

                By askdoc / January 31, 2012

                To further enhance the testing methods used in the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination, changes will be introduced in Step 2 CS for examinations and will be delivered beginning June 17, 2012. The reporting schedule for examinees testing from June 17, 2012 through November 3, 2012 will be 2-3 weeks longer than for examinees […]

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