The ECFMG Information Booklet contains detailed information on ECFMG’s program of certification. You can access this publication, the Application for ECFMG Certification, and the application for Step 1 and Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills components) of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the ECFMG website.
Applicants for examination must use the applicable edition of the Information Booklet. The 2013 Information Booklet pertains to eligibility periods in 2013. If your eligibility period extends into 2014 and you test in 2014, you must become familiar with and will be subject to the policies and procedures detailed in the 2014 Information Booklet. The 2014 Information Booklet is expected to be available in September 2013. See Step 1/Step 2 CK Eligibility Periods and Step 2 CS Eligibility Periods in Applying for Examination.
The USMLE Bulletin of Information provides information about the USMLE, a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States. The USMLE Bulletin of Information is available on the USMLE website. In the event that information about the USMLE in the ECFMG Information Booklet differs from the corresponding information in the USMLE Bulletin of Information, the information in the USMLE Bulletin of Information shall govern.
Applicants for examination are required to read both the ECFMG Information Booklet and the USMLE Bulletin of Information.
Although current at the time of publication, the information contained in the 2013 Information Booklet is subject to change. If changes occur, information will be posted on the ECFMG website. You must obtain the most recent information to understand current policies and procedures.
If you are not able to access publications or updated information on-line, contact ECFMG to obtain updated information. Use the contact information for General Inquiries on the Contact ECFMG page of the ECFMG website.
The ECFMG® Reporter, ECFMG’s free e-mail newsletter, provides important updates on ECFMG Certification and entry into graduate medical education in the United States. All applicants should subscribe to The ECFMG® Reporter.
The Information Booklet describes deadlines related to exam applications, scheduling, and other services. Unless otherwise indicated, deadlines are calculated using Eastern Time in the United States.
Please note that applications and other requests for services will not be processed if it is determined that doing so would be considered violative of any applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.
Last updated: September 12, 2012
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