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Any document submitted to ECFMG that is not in English must be accompanied by an English translation that meets ECFMG's translation requirements.
ECFMG strongly encourages you to obtain translations from its recommended translation service. Translations from this service meet ECFMG's requirements and will not be rejected due to translation errors. See the Translation Service page in the Resources section of the ECFMG website.
Translations from other services may not meet ECFMG's requirements. If you obtain a translation from another service, the translation must:
An English language certificate issued by the medical school that is not a word-for-word English language version of the degree, transcript, or other document in the original language is not acceptable as a translation. English translations that do not meet the requirements above will not be accepted. Examples of unacceptable translations include, but are not limited to:
Additionally, applicants are not permitted to translate their own documents.
Documents submitted to ECFMG as part of the exam application and certification processes, including translations, will not be returned.