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Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials

Important Notes:

  • The information in this Reference Guide, although based upon the most current information available, is subject to change.

  • Graduates not eligible for admission to the exams or for ECFMG Certification include, but are not limited to: Graduates licensed only in stomatology, ayurvedic or homeopathic medicine, or those awarded only the diploma of Physician-Epidemiologist-Hygienist, Physician-Biochemist, Physician-Cyberneticist, Physician-Biophysicist, Licensed Medical Practitioner, or Assistant Medical Practitioner.
Final Medical Diploma

ECFMG requires all medical school graduates to submit two copies of their final medical diploma. For the exact name of the final medical diploma you must supply, refer to the country of your medical school below. See Final Medical Diploma in the ECFMG Information Booklet for complete information, including the items that you must submit with the copies of your diploma.

Final Medical School Transcript

When ECFMG requests verification of your medical diploma from your medical school, ECFMG will request the medical school to provide your final medical school transcript. If ECFMG is unable to obtain your final medical school transcript directly from your medical school or if ECFMG has previously verified your medical diploma with your medical school but not the final medical school transcript, ECFMG will contact you and request that you submit to ECFMG two copies of your final medical school transcript. ECFMG will then request verification of the final medical school transcript from the medical school. See Final Medical School Transcript in the ECFMG Information Booklet.

Country of Medical School starts with:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q/R | S | T | U | V/W | X/Y/Z

A
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
AfghanistanDoctor of Medicine diploma
AlbaniaMjek i Pergjithshem (General Physician) diploma
AlgeriaDocteur en Medecine diploma
AngolaDoctor em Medicina diploma
AnguillaDoctor of Medicine diploma
Antigua and BarbudaDoctor of Medicine diploma
ArgentinaMedico diploma
ArmeniaGeneral Practitioner, Doctor of Medicine, or Physician diploma
ArubaDoctor of Medicine diploma
AustraliaMB BS; BM, BS; or MD diploma
AustriaDr. med. univ. diploma
AzerbaijanDoctor of Medicine or Physician diploma

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B
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
BahrainDoctor of Medicine or MB BCh BAO diploma
BangladeshMBBS diploma
BarbadosMBBS or Doctor of Medicine diploma
Belarus Kvalifikacija (Physician) diploma
BelgiumMaster of Medicine in de Geneeskunde or Doctor of Medicine diploma
BelizeDoctor of Medicine diploma
BeninDocteur en Medecine diploma
BoliviaTitulo or Licenciado de Medico Cirujano diploma
BonaireDoctor of Medicine diploma
Bosnia-HerzegovinaLekar, Zdravnik, or Doctor of Medicine diploma
BotswanaMBBS diploma
BrazilMedico diploma
BulgariaMaster in Medicine diploma
Burkina FasoDoctorat d’Etat en Medecine diploma
BurundiDoctor of Medicine diploma

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C
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
CambodiaDoctor of Medicine diploma
CameroonDocteur en Medecine diploma
Cayman IslandsDoctor of Medicine diploma
Central African RepublicDocteur en Medecine diploma
ChadDoctorat en Medecine diploma
ChileMedico Cirujano, Licenciado en Medicina, Licenciado en Ciencias Medicas diploma
ChinaBachelor of Medicine in Medicine or MBBS degree certificate
ColombiaMedico or Medico Cirujano diploma
ComorosDoctor of Medicine (M.D.) diploma
CongoDocteur en Medecine diploma
Cook IslandsDoctor of Medicine diploma
Costa RicaLicenciatura en Medicina y Cirugia diploma
Cote d’IvoireDoctorat d’Etat en Medecine diploma
CroatiaDoctor of Medicine diploma
CubaDoctor en Medicina diploma
CuraçaoDoctor of Medicine diploma
Czech RepublicM.U.Dr. (General Practitioner) or Doctor of Medicine diploma

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D
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
Democratic Republic of the CongoDocteur en Medecine diploma
DenmarkCandidatus Medicinae diploma
DominicaDoctor of Medicine diploma
Dominican RepublicDoctor en Medicina diploma

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E
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
EcuadorMedico or Medico Cirujano diploma
EgyptMB ChB diploma
El SalvadorDoctor en Medicina diploma
EstoniaDoctor of Medicine (MD) diploma
EthiopiaDoctor of Medicine diploma

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F
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
FijiMBBS diploma
FinlandLicenciate in Medicine diploma
FranceDocteur en Medecine diploma

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G
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
GabonDoctorat d’Etat en Medecine diploma
GambiaMB, ChB diploma
GeorgiaPhysician, Medical Doctor, Doctor of General Profile, or M.D. diploma
GermanyZweiter Abschnitt Certificate
GhanaMB ChB diploma
GreecePtychion Iatrikes diploma
GrenadaDoctor of Medicine diploma
GuatemalaTitulo de Medico Cirujano or Licenciatura en Medicina diploma
GuineaDocteur en Medecine diploma
Guinea-BissauDoctor en Medicina diploma
GuyanaMBBS or Doctor of Medicine diploma

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H
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
HaitiDocteur en Medecine diploma
HondurasDoctor en Medicina y Cirugia diploma
Hong KongMBBS diploma
HungaryOrvosdoktor or MD diploma

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I
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
IcelandCandidatus Medicinae diploma
IndiaMBBS diploma
IndonesiaDokter or Dokter Umum diploma
IranDoctor of Medicine diploma
IraqMB, ChB diploma
IrelandMB BCh BAO or BM, BS diploma
IsraelDoctor of Medicine diploma
ItalyDottore or Magistrale in Medicina e Chirurgia or Laurea Specialistica in Medicina e Chirurgia

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J
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
JamaicaMBBS or Doctor of Medicine diploma
Japan Igaku (Bachelor of Medicine) or Doctor of Medicine diploma
JordanMBBS or MD diploma

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K
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
KazakhstanPhysician or Doctor of Medicine diploma
KenyaMB ChB diploma
KosovoDoctor of Medicine diploma
KuwaitMBBS diploma
KyrgyzstanMedical Doctor or Physician or Physician-Therapist or Physician/Doctor of Medicine diploma

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L
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
LaosDocteur en Medecine diploma
LatviaArsta (Physician) or Doctor of Medicine diploma
LebanonDoctor of Medicine or Docteur en Medecine or MBBCh diploma
LiberiaDoctor of Medicine diploma
LibyaMB BCh or MB BS diploma
LithuaniaMaster of Medicine (Physician) or Physician diploma

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M
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
MacedoniaDoctor of Medicine diploma
MadagascarDocteur en Medecine diploma
MalawiMBBS diploma
MalaysiaMBBS, Doktor Perubatan, or Doctor of Medicine diploma
MaliDocteur en Medecine diploma
MaltaDoctor of Medicine diploma
MauritiusMBBS or MB, ChB diploma
MexicoTitulo de Medico Cirujano or Titulo de Medico Cirujano y Partero or Licenciado en Medico Cirujano or Licenciatura de Medicina General diploma
MicronesiaDoctor of Medicine diploma
MoldovaDoctor of Medicine diploma
MongoliaPhysician or Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine diploma
MontenegroDoctor of Medicine diploma
MontserratDoctor of Medicine diploma
MoroccoDocteur en Medecine/Medical Specialty diploma
MozambiqueLicenciatura em Medicina diploma
MyanmarMBBS diploma

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N
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
NepalMBBS diploma
NetherlandsArtsexamen, Master of Medicine in de Geneeskunde/Artsexamen, or SUMMA MSc diploma
New ZealandMB ChB diploma
NicaraguaDoctor en Medicina y Cirugia or Titulo de Medico Cirujano diploma
NigerDocteur en Medecine diploma
NigeriaMBBS or MB BCh diploma
NiueDoctor of Medicine diploma
North KoreaDoctor diploma
NorwayCandidatus Medicinae diploma

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O
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
OmanDoctor of Medicine diploma

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P
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
PakistanMBBS diploma
Palestinian AuthorityDoctor of Medicine diploma
PanamaDoctor en Medicina or Doctor en Medicina y Cirugia diploma
Papua New GuineaMBBS diploma
ParaguayDoctor en Medicina y Cirugia or Titulo de Medico Cirujano diploma
PeruTitulo de Medico Cirujano diploma
PhilippinesDoctor of Medicine or MBBS or MD/MBA diploma
PolandLekarz, M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. diploma
PortugalMestrado em Medicina or Mestrado Integrado diploma

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Q/R
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
QatarDoctor of Medicine diploma
RomaniaDoctor-Medic diploma
RussiaDoctor of Medicine or Physician (Vrac) diploma
RwandaBachelor of Medicine and Surgery diploma

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S
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
SabaDoctor of Medicine diploma
Saint Kitts and NevisMBBS or Doctor of Medicine diploma
Saint LuciaDoctor of Medicine diploma
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesDoctor of Medicine diploma
SamoaDoctor of Medicine (M.D.) or MBBS diploma
Saudi ArabiaMBBS or Doctor of Medicine (MD) diploma
SenegalDocteur en Medecine or Doctor of Medicine diploma
SerbiaDoctor of Medicine diploma
SeychellesDoctor of Medicine diploma
Sierra LeoneMBBS diploma
SingaporeMBBS or Doctor of Medicine diploma
Sint EustatiusDoctor of Medicine diploma
Sint MaartenDoctor of Medicine diploma
Slovak RepublicMedicinae Universae Doctor diploma
SloveniaDoctor of Medicine, Lekar, or Zdravnik diploma
Solomon IslandsDoctor of Medicine diploma
SomaliaLaurea en Medicina e Chirurgia diploma
South AfricaMB ChB or MB BCh diploma
South KoreaEui-haksa, Euimoosuksa, Euimoosuksa/Euihakbaksa (M.D./Ph.D.) or MS in Medicine diploma
South SudanMBBS
SpainLicenciado en Medicina y Cirugia, Master en Medicina, or Graduado/Graduada en Medicina diploma
Sri LankaMBBS diploma
SudanMBBS diploma
SurinameArts diploma
SwedenLakarexamen (Master of Science in Medicine) diploma
SwitzerlandDiplome Federal de Medecine or Eidgenossische Diplom als Arzt diploma
SyriaDoctor of Medicine diploma

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T
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
TaiwanBachelor of Medicine or Doctor of Medicine diploma
TajikistanVrac or Physician diploma
TanzaniaMBBS or Doctor of Medicine diploma
ThailandDoctor of Medicine diploma
TogoDocteur en Medecine diploma
Trinidad and TobagoMBBS diploma
TunisiaDocteur en Medecine diploma
TurkeyDoctor of Medicine or Yuksek Lisans (Master of Medicine) diploma
TurkmenistanVrac or Physician diploma

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U
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
UgandaMB ChB diploma
UkrainePhysician or Doctor of Medicine or MBBS diploma
United Arab EmiratesMBBS diploma
United KingdomMB; MBBS; or MB, BCh, BAO diploma
UruguayDoctor en Medicina diploma
UzbekistanGeneral Practitioner or Physician-General Practitioner or Doctor-General Pediatrician diploma

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V/W
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
VanuatuMBBS or Doctor of Medicine diploma
VenezuelaMedico Cirujano diploma
Viet NamDoctor of Medicine diploma

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X/Y/Z
Country of Medical SchoolRequired Credentials
YemenDoctor of Medicine or MBBS diploma
ZambiaMB ChB diploma
ZimbabweMB ChB diploma

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Last updated January 17, 2014.
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