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IWA—Interactive Web Applications

IWA is ECFMG’s web-based application service. Through IWA, international medical students/graduates may submit the Application for ECFMG Certification; apply for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS; access USMLE scheduling permits; request extension of a USMLE Step1/2 CK eligibility period; access a Step 2 CS visa letter, if requested at the time of application; and request to have USMLE results withheld from their medical school.

OASIS—On-line Applicant Status and Information System

OASIS is an on-line service for ECFMG applicants and ECFMG-certified physicians. Through OASIS, international medical students/graduates may review and update their contact information; manage their financial accounts; monitor the status of exam applications and medical education credentials; access their USMLE results; access ERAS Support Services, including obtaining an ERAS Token, uploading eligible supporting documents, and tracking receipt of supporting documents; access the IMG Advisors Network (IAN); and complete the physician portion of an on-line application for J-1 visa sponsorship.

IMED—International Medical Education Directory

IMED is a free, web-based resource for accurate and up-to-date information about international medical schools that are recognized by the appropriate government agency in the countries in which they are located. Maintained by ECFMG’s nonprofit foundation, FAIMER, IMED offers general and curricular information on more than 2,300 medical schools worldwide.

Step 2 CS Calendar and Scheduling

Step 2 CS Calendar and Scheduling is the on-line service for applicants who plan to take Step 2 CS. All international medical students/graduates may use this service to access the calendar of available test dates at all test centers. International medical students/graduates who are registered for Step 2 CS may use the service to monitor available testing appointments at all test centers, and to schedule, confirm, cancel, and reschedule testing appointments.

IAN—IMG Advisors Network

IAN, a free web-based service of the ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHO), connects qualifying international medical students/graduates who plan to enter U.S. graduate medical education (GME) with advisors who can answer questions about participating in U.S. GME and living in the United States. IAN advisors are volunteers who are certified by ECFMG and have entered a U.S. training program.

EMSWP—ECFMG Medical School Web Portal

EMSWP provides access to ECFMG’s web-based services for international medical schools. Through EMSWP, schools may verify the status of their students/graduates who apply to ECFMG for USMLE; verify the medical education credentials of their students/graduates; access data on the USMLE performance of their students/graduates; and upload and track supporting documents on behalf of their students/graduates who participate in ERAS. More on EMSWP >

CVS ON-LINE—Certification Verification Service On-line

CVS ON-LINE provides web-based access to ECFMG’s Certification Verification Service. International medical graduates may use CVS ON-LINE to request that confirmation of their ECFMG certification status be sent to medical licensing authorities in the United States. Authorized contacts of U.S. medical licensing authorities, residency programs, and employers may use CVS ON-LINE to request confirmation of the ECFMG certification status of international medical graduates.

EVNet—Exchange Visitor Network

EVNet is an on-line application system for Training Program Liaisons (TPLs) at U.S. teaching hospitals and research institutions. Authorized TPLs use EVNet to submit information to ECFMG about positions that have been offered to physicians who are applying to ECFMG for J-1 visa sponsorship and to obtain up-to-date reports on J-1 physicians currently sponsored by ECFMG.

Employment Application

The on-line employment application provides access to the list of open jobs within ECFMG; its nonprofit foundation, FAIMER; and its Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC). Interested individuals can use this service to apply for open jobs.

EPICSM—Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials Physician Portal

EPIC is an on-line tool for physicians and the entities that register/license, employ, and educate them. Individual physicians use the EPIC Physician Portal to build a web-based career portfolio of their primary-source verified medical credentials, and have reports on the authenticity of those credentials sent electronically to any organization, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit the EPIC website.

EPICSM—Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials Report Portal

Medical regulatory authorities, hospitals, academic institutions, and other entities use the EPIC Report Portal to access verification reports on the medical education, training, and registration/licensure credentials of individual physicians as requested by those physicians. For more information, visit the EPIC website.

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Are you looking to...

  • ...apply for USMLE?
  • ...print a USMLE scheduling permit?
  • ...extend a USMLE Step 1/Step 2 CK
  • eligibility period?
  • ...print a Step 2 CS visa letter?
  • Use IWA.
  • ...update your contact information?
  • ...add money to your ECFMG financial
  • account?
  • ...access your USMLE results?
  • ...obtain an ERAS Token?
  • ...upload an eligible supporting document for ERAS?
  • ...track receipt of documents and
  • credentials?
  • Use OASIS.
  • ...search for your medical school to see if you are eligible for examination?
  • Use IMED.
  • ...request to have confirmation of your
  • ECFMG certification status sent to a
  • medical licensing authority?
  • Use CVS ON-LINE.
  • ...build an on-line portfolio of your medical credentials?
  • ...upload your medical credentials to your portfolio and have them primary-source verified?
  • ...request to have reports on your verified credentials sent to licensing/registration authorities, prospective employers, or other organizations?
  • Use EPIC Physician Portal.
  • ...access verification reports on medical education, training, and registration/licensure credentials requested by individual physicians for your organization?
  • Use EPIC Report Portal.
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Last updated March 24, 2014.
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