ECFMG accepts requests for confirmation of an IMG’s ECFMG certification status from medical licensing authorities/state medical boards, residency/fellowship programs, hospitals, HMOs, and other organizations that, in the judgment of ECFMG, have a legitimate interest in such information. All requests must include:
Requesting organizations must normally secure and retain the physician’s signed authorization to obtain certification information. Organizations may not resell the ECFMG certification information or make it available to any party beyond the initial request as authorized by the physician. The information may only be used to confirm ECFMG Certification for the purpose for which the physician provided authorization.
ECFMG does not accept requests by telephone, fax, or e-mail.