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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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          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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              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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