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Health Professions Councils of Namibia and ECFMG Announce Partnership
November 7, 2016
Filed under: EPIC, Press Releases

ECFMG is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA) to incorporate ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM) into the process for assessing the medical credentials of Namibia’s international medical graduates (IMGs), those physicians who obtained their basic medical qualification outside of Namibia. HPCNA now requires all IMGs applying for registration to have required medical credentials primary-source verified through EPIC. EPIC provides HPCNA with ECFMG’s rigorous, internationally recognized primary-source verification while offering additional benefits such as a secure, web-based platform for authenticating physician credentials, and paperless processing and recordkeeping. For IMGs, EPIC offers a service that they can use throughout their careers to build a digital portfolio of verified credentials related to their medical education, training, and registration/licensure.

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Norway’s Directorate of Health Joins ECFMG’s EPIC
October 19, 2016
Filed under: EPIC, Press Releases

ECFMG is pleased to announce its partnership with the Norwegian Directorate of Health to incorporate ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM) into the process for assessing the medical education credentials of Norway’s international medical graduates (IMGs), those physicians who completed their medical education outside of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA). The Directorate now requires all IMGs applying for registration to have their medical education credentials primary-source verified through EPIC. EPIC provides the Directorate with ECFMG’s rigorous, primary-source verification while offering additional benefits such as a secure, web-based platform for authenticating physician credentials, and paperless processing and recordkeeping. For IMGs, EPIC offers a service that they can use throughout their careers to build a digital portfolio of verified credentials related to their medical education, training, and registration/licensure.

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Health Professions Council of South Africa Joins ECFMG’s EPIC
August 30, 2016
Filed under: EPIC, Press Releases

ECFMG is pleased to announce its partnership with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to incorporate ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM) into HPCSA’s process for assessing the medical credentials of South Africa’s international medical graduates (IMGs), those physicians who obtained their basic medical qualification outside of South Africa. HPCSA now requires IMGs applying for registration to have their medical credentials verified through EPIC. EPIC provides HPCSA with ECFMG’s rigorous, primary-source verification while offering additional benefits such as a secure, web-based platform for authenticating physician credentials, and paperless processing and recordkeeping. For IMGs, EPIC offers a service that they can use throughout their careers to build a digital portfolio of verified credentials related to their medical education, training, and registration/licensure.

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Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria Joins ECFMG’s EPIC
August 16, 2016
Filed under: EPIC, Press Releases

ECFMG is pleased to announce that the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has incorporated ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM) into its process for assessing the medical credentials of internationally educated physicians who apply for registration to practice medicine in Nigeria, or who plan to take the Council’s Assessment Examination. The Council now requires these applicants to have their medical credentials primary-source verified through EPIC before submitting their applications. ECFMG is proud to partner with the Council to add primary-source verification—a best practice and the best protection against fraudulent credentials—to the Council’s tools for evaluating the qualifications of its physician applicants.

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William W. Pinsky, MD, Selected as Next ECFMG President & CEO
April 25, 2016
Filed under: General, Press Releases
William W. Pinsky, MD

William W. Pinsky, MD

ECFMG is pleased to announce that it has selected William W. Pinsky, MD, as its next President & Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Dr. Pinsky also will serve as Board Chair of ECFMG’s Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®). A distinguished pediatric cardiologist, educator, and medical executive, Dr. Pinsky will join ECFMG on July 1, 2016.

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ECFMG President Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, MD, Honored with 2016 George Tarjan Award
February 29, 2016
Filed under: General, Press Releases

Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, MD, has been selected by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation as the 2016 recipient of the George Tarjan Award. This award recognizes a physician who has made significant contributions to the enhancement of the integration of international medical graduates (IMGs) into American psychiatry. In addition to having an extensive professional background in psychiatry, Dr. Cassimatis has since 2009 been President and CEO of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), the organization that evaluates the qualifications of IMGs who wish to enter accredited U.S. programs of graduate medical education.

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ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) Welcomes the Bahamas Medical Council
February 22, 2016
Filed under: EPIC, Press Releases

ECFMG is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Bahamas Medical Council to incorporate ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM) into the Council’s process for assessing the medical credentials of physicians who wish to practice medicine in the Bahamas. Effective January 1, the Council requires applicants who did not graduate from medical school at the University of the West Indies to have their medical credentials primary-source verified through EPIC before submitting their registration applications to the Council. ECFMG is proud to partner with the Bahamas Medical Council to add primary-source verification—a best practice and the best protection against fraudulent credentials—to the Council’s tools for evaluating the qualifications of physicians in the Bahamas.

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Danish Patient Safety Authority Joins ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC)
February 16, 2016
Filed under: EPIC, Press Releases

ECFMG is pleased to announce that on January 1, the Danish Patient Safety Authority incorporated ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM) into its process for assessing the medical qualifications of physicians who are citizens of countries outside of the European Economic Community (EEC) and/or are graduates of medical schools outside the EEC. The Danish Patient Safety Authority now requires these applicants to have their medical education credentials primary-source verified through EPIC before submitting their registration applications to the Authority. ECFMG is proud to partner with the Danish Patient Safety Authority to add primary-source verification—a best practice and the best protection against fraudulent credentials—to the Authority’s tools for evaluating the qualifications of physicians who wish to practice in Denmark.

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AMC and ECFMG Partner to Enhance the Process for Evaluating the Medical Credentials of Australia’s International Medical Graduates
October 15, 2015
Filed under: EPIC, Press Releases

ECFMG® is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Australian Medical Council (AMC) to incorporate ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM) into the process for evaluating the medical credentials of Australia’s international medical graduates (IMGs). EPIC provides AMC with ECFMG’s rigorous, primary-source verification while offering additional benefits such as a secure, web-based platform for authenticating physician credentials and paperless processing and recordkeeping. For IMGs, EPIC offers a service that they can use throughout their careers to build a digital portfolio of verified credentials related to their medical education, training, and registration/licensure.

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Medical Council of Ireland Partners with ECFMG to Incorporate ECFMG’s Primary-source Verification into Physician Assessment Process
September 15, 2015
Filed under: EPIC, Press Releases

ECFMG® is pleased to announce that, on September 1, the Medical Council of Ireland incorporated ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM) into the Medical Council’s process for assessing the medical qualifications of its Category 4 applicants. Category 4 applicants are those who apply to the Medical Council for registration from medical schools located outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland. The Medical Council now requires these applicants to have their medical education credentials primary-source verified through EPIC before submitting their registration applications to the Medical Council. ECFMG is proud to partner with the Medical Council to add primary-source verification—a best practice and the best protection against fraudulent credentials—to the Medical Council’s tools for evaluating the qualifications of its Category 4 applicants and promoting the highest professional standards for physicians practicing in the Republic of Ireland.

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