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Charting Outcomes in the Match for International Medical Graduates (2nd Edition) Now Available
October 10, 2016
Filed under: 2016 Match, 2017 Match, ERAS 2017, General

The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) has recently published the second edition of Charting Outcomes in the Match for International Medical Graduates: Characteristics of International Medical Graduates Who Matched to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2016 Main Residency Match.

The publication was compiled using data collected through the Main Residency Match®, such as Match success, specialty preference, and ranking information. Other data, such as USMLE® scores, were self-reported through the Professional Profile section of the NRMP’s Applicant Registration Form for the Match.

Charting Outcomes in the Match for International Medical Graduates can be viewed on the Main Residency Match Data page of the NRMP website.


AAMC’s Recommendations for Revising the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
October 10, 2016
Filed under: ERAS 2017, General

In 2014, based on growing concerns about the effectiveness and format of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) formed the AAMC MSPE Task Force to reevaluate the organization’s established guidelines for preparing MSPEs.

After an initial round of research and feedback review, the AAMC MSPE Task Force developed six principles to guide what the revised MSPE should provide. The task force then began a thorough review of survey findings and research, and gathered feedback from program directors, student affairs deans, and other stakeholders.

Based on the AAMC MSPE Task Force’s findings, the AAMC recently published its Recommendations for Revising the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) which the organization encourages all medical schools to use.


ERAS 2017 Residency Tokens Now Available
June 23, 2016
Filed under: 2017 Match, ERAS 2017

Residency Tokens for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) 2017 application season are now available through ECFMG’s On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS). You can use a 2017 Token to register with AAMC’s MyERAS beginning on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

If you plan to apply for U.S. residency positions that begin in July 2017, visit the ERAS Support Services section of the ECFMG website for important information and instructions on how to obtain an ERAS Token.


ERAS 2017 Program Information for IMGs Now Available
May 25, 2016
Filed under: 2017 Match, ERAS 2017

Information for international medical students/graduates on the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) 2017 application season is now available. If you plan to apply for U.S. residency positions that begin in July 2017, visit the ERAS Support Services section of the ECFMG website for important information. Most U.S. residency programs participate in ERAS. If you apply to participating programs, you must apply to these programs using ERAS.

At the ERAS Support Services section of the ECFMG website, you will be able to:

  • See an overview of the Application Process.
  • View instructions on how to obtain an ERAS Token, which will allow you to register at the MyERAS website of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and work on your residency applications.
  • Find instructions for submitting your supporting documents, such as letters of recommendation and transcripts.

All supporting documents must be submitted electronically. For more details, please refer to the “Upload Your Documents Now” e-mail that will be sent to you via the MyERAS Message Center after you have registered at MyERAS. ERAS Support Services will transmit your supporting documents to your ERAS application.

Residency Tokens for the ERAS 2017 application season are expected to be available through ECFMG’s On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS) beginning June 21, 2016. You can use a 2017 Token to register with AAMC’s MyERAS beginning June 21, 2016.


REMINDER: IMGs Participating in 2017 Match Should Apply for Step 2 CS Now
April 29, 2016
Filed under: 2017 Match, ERAS 2017, Step 2 CS

To participate in the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Main Residency Match®, international medical students/graduates must have passed all exams required for ECFMG Certification. If you plan to participate in the 2017 Match (in March 2017) and still need to pass Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS), you should register now to take the examination.

To help ensure that your result will be available in time to participate in the 2017 Match, you must take Step 2 CS by December 31, 2016. If you do not register now and schedule soon, it is possible that you will not be able to obtain a test date in 2016. At the time of this writing, the earliest available test date at any test center is in September 2016.

The USMLE program also strongly encourages medical students/graduates to schedule their exams early to obtain a testing appointment this year.

If you register and schedule now, you can change your scheduled testing appointment (subject to availability) at no cost, provided you give notice of more than 14 days.


IMGs Participating in 2017 Match Should Apply for Step 2 CS Now
February 19, 2016
Filed under: 2017 Match, ERAS 2017, Step 2 CS

To participate in the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Main Residency Match®, international medical students/graduates must have passed all exams required for ECFMG Certification. If you plan to participate in the 2017 Match (in March 2017) and still need to pass Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS), you should register now to take the examination.

To help ensure that your result will be available in time to participate in the 2017 Match, you must take Step 2 CS by December 31, 2016. If you do not register now and schedule soon, it is possible that you will not be able to obtain a test date in 2016.

The USMLE program also has issued a Scheduling Reminder for Step 2 CS, strongly encouraging medical students/graduates to schedule their exams early to obtain a testing appointment this year.

If you register and schedule now, you can change your scheduled testing appointment (subject to availability) at no cost, provided you give notice of more than 14 days.

Detailed information on the results reporting schedule for Step 2 CS is available on the ECFMG website.




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