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ECFMG 2017 Information Booklet - Application for ECFMG Certification

ECFMG 2017 Information Booklet

Application for ECFMG Certification

To be eligible for ECFMG Certification, you must complete an Application for ECFMG Certification. You can access the Application for ECFMG Certification through Interactive Web Applications (IWA) on the ECFMG website. You must have your USMLE/ECFMG Identification Number before you can begin the Application for ECFMG Certification. You must complete an Application for ECFMG Certification before you can apply to ECFMG for examination. For the current fee for submitting an Application for ECFMG Certification, see the Fees page of the ECFMG website.

As part of the Application for ECFMG Certification, you will be asked to confirm the name, date of birth, and gender in your ECFMG record. If this information is incorrect, you must have the information in your ECFMG record changed to reflect your correct name, date of birth, and/or gender before you can complete the Application for ECFMG Certification. Instructions for how to correct this information will be provided at the time of application.

If you are a medical school student, you will be asked to confirm that you are officially enrolled in a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) as meeting eligibility requirements for its students and graduates to apply to ECFMG for ECFMG Certification and examination, and that the “Graduation Years” in the ECFMG note on the Sponsor Notes tab of your medical school's World Directory listing are listed as “Current.” If you are a medical school graduate, you will be asked to confirm that you are a graduate of a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in the World Directory as meeting eligibility requirements for its students and graduates to apply to ECFMG for ECFMG Certification and examination, and that your graduation year is included in the ECFMG note on the Sponsor Notes tab for your school’s World Directory listing. To confirm that you meet these requirements, access the World Directory at www.wdoms.org.

The Application for ECFMG Certification also will require you to confirm your understanding of the purpose of ECFMG Certification and release certain legal claims.

The information submitted in your Application for ECFMG Certification will become a part of your permanent ECFMG record.

Once submitted to ECFMG, your Application for ECFMG Certification typically becomes valid immediately, allowing you to apply for examination. A notification will be sent to the e-mail address in your ECFMG record confirming receipt of your Application for ECFMG Certification. Once your Application for ECFMG Certification has been submitted to ECFMG, it typically remains valid throughout the certification process and cannot be changed. If you are a student when you submit your Application for ECFMG Certification, you do not need to submit another one when you attain graduate status. You can use OASIS to confirm that you have submitted an Application for ECFMG Certification.

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Last updated: September 7, 2016

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