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* CSA score reporting delays in 2002 artificially decreased certification volume in 2002 and increased certification volume in 2003.
** Step 2 CS score reporting delays in 2004 artificially decreased certification volume in 2004 and increased certification volume in 2005.
Source: ECFMG database. Data current as of January 17, 2014.

Standard ECFMG Certificates Issued in 2013: Distribution of Recipients by Country of Medical School and by Country of Citizenship

Country Country of Medical School Country of Citizenship
  No. % No. %
Antigua and Barbuda 356 3.7 1 <0.1
Aruba 50 0.5 0 0.0
Australia 94 1.0 45 0.5
Bangladesh 48 0.5 51 0.5
Brazil 63 0.7 66 0.7
Canada 0 0.0 831 8.6
Cayman Islands 129 1.3 0 0.0
China 210 2.2 185 1.9
Colombia 85 0.9 81 0.8
Cuba 67 0.7 61 0.6
Dominica 819 8.5 1 <0.1
Dominican Republic 122 1.3 52 0.5
Egypt 202 2.1 188 2.0
Germany 88 0.9 84 0.9
Grenada 891 9.3 5 0.1
Hungary 70 0.7 10 0.1
India 1,278 13.3 1,369 14.2
Iran 167 1.7 175 1.8
Iraq 83 0.9 100 1.0
Ireland 181 1.9 74 0.8
Israel 211 2.2 138 1.4
Japan 70 0.7 68 0.7
Jordan 110 1.1 110 1.1
Lebanon 123 1.3 111 1.2
Mexico 181 1.9 84 0.9
Myanmar 69 0.7 72 0.7
Nepal 94 1.0 99 1.0
Nigeria 152 1.6 215 2.2
Pakistan 568 5.9 529 5.5
Peru 55 0.6 59 0.6
Philippines 136 1.4 97 1.0
Poland 143 1.5 17 0.2
Russia 94 1.0 56 0.6
Saba 156 1.6 0 0.0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 336 3.5 2 <0.1
Saudi Arabia 120 1.2 119 1.2
Singapore 59 0.6 46 0.5
Sint Maarten 367 3.8 0 0.0
South Korea 63 0.7 71 0.7
Syria 96 1.0 111 1.2
Ukraine 50 0.5 31 0.3
United Kingdom 106 1.1 93 1.0
United States 0 0.0 2,963 30.8
Venezuela 59 0.6 60 0.6
Countries with fewer than 50 recipients 1,201 12.5 1,092 11.3
Total 9,622 100.0 9,622 100.0

Citizenship is as of the time of entrance into medical school. Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.
Source: ECFMG database. Data current as of January 17, 2014.

Top five countries based on aggregate data over a 25-year period.
Source: ECFMG database. Data current as of January 17, 2014.

Citizenship is as of the time of entrance into medical school. Top five countries based on aggregate data over a 25-year period.
Source: ECFMG database. Data current as of January 17, 2014.

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