Recognizing that international medical regulatory authorities receive applications for registration or licensure from physicians with medical credentials from outside their jurisdictions, ECFMG offers the benefits of primary-source verification through EICS. EICS is an application-based process for verification of medical diplomas, medical school transcripts, and certificates of postgraduate medical training and medical registration/licensure.
EICS offers confirmation of authenticity of medical education credentials that far exceeds notarization, where a notary or other official declares that a photocopy has been compared to the original document and found to be identical and unaltered. EICS verifies the authenticity of the documents directly with an authorized official of the institution that issued the documents. With the advent of affordable high-resolution scanners, printers, and copiers, and advanced graphics software, side-by-side comparison of documents is not as reliable as direct confirmation of the original credential’s authenticity with the originating institution.
EICS customizes its application materials to meet the specific credential verification requirements of the medical regulatory authority. The medical regulatory authority controls distribution of the EICS application. EICS applications can be made available to physicians through the medical regulatory authorities’ website and/or the EICS website.
The Sample EICS Application Packet is for review purposes only and is not to be submitted by physicians for processing.