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Since the beginning of the ECFMG certification program, applicants for examination have been required to submit copies of their medical education credentials. After more than 50 years of evaluating physician credentials and more than 20 years of direct credential verification with international medical schools, ECFMG’s Medical Credentials Reference Library has become an outstanding resource with sample credentials from more than 2,000 international medical schools.
The library’s holdings include samples of verified credentials, such as medical diplomas, licenses, and certificates of registration, as well as authentic medical school transcripts, official signatures, and institutional seals. It also includes lists of the officials authorized by the various medical schools to sign ECFMG verification forms and applications. Additionally, the reference library is the record of communications with, and official documents from, ECFMG’s worldwide network of experts on international medical education, including medical school deans, health and education ministries, U.S. diplomatic officials, and international education foundations.