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Standard ECFMG Certificates Issued, 1988–2012

Standard ECFMG Certificates Issued, 1987–2011

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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 10, 2013.

Standard ECFMG Certificates Issued in 2012: 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 298 3.1 4 <0.1
Australia 77 0.8 47 0.5
Bangladesh 53 0.5 57 0.6
Brazil 62 0.6 60 0.6
Canada 0 0.0 669 6.9
Cayman Islands 185 1.9 0 0.0
China 245 2.5 235 2.4
Colombia 85 0.9 85 0.9
Cuba 65 0.7 46 0.5
Dominica 785 8.1 2 <0.1
Dominican Republic 134 1.4 59 0.6
Egypt 209 2.2 191 2.0
Germany 102 1.1 88 0.9
Grenada 855 8.9 7 0.1
India 1,438 14.9 1,528 15.8
Iran 184 1.9 195 2.0
Iraq 143 1.5 160 1.7
Ireland 144 1.5 63 0.7
Israel 209 2.2 115 1.2
Japan 59 0.6 58 0.6
Jordan 153 1.6 132 1.4
Lebanon 120 1.2 116 1.2
Mexico 201 2.1 79 0.8
Myanmar 74 0.8 78 0.8
Nepal 66 0.7 69 0.7
Nigeria 180 1.9 223 2.3
Pakistan 544 5.6 504 5.2
Peru 62 0.6 62 0.6
Philippines 149 1.5 121 1.3
Poland 137 1.4 15 0.2
Russia 82 0.9 46 0.5
Saba 166 1.7 0 0.0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 209 2.2 2 <0.1
Saudi Arabia 148 1.5 142 1.5
Sint Eustatius 85 0.9 0 0.0
Sint Maarten 252 2.6 0 0.0
South Korea 84 0.9 91 0.9
Sudan 59 0.6 59 0.6
Syria 110 1.1 121 1.3
United Kingdom 91 0.9 97 1.0
United States 0 0.0 2,826 29.3
Venezuela 71 0.7 71 0.7
Countries with fewer than 50 recipients 1,267 13.1 1,119 11.6
Total 9,642 100.0 9,642 99.9

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 10, 2013.

Top Five Countries of Medical School, Certificants 1988–2012

Top Five Countries of Medical School, Certificants 1986–2010

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Top five countries based on aggregate data over a 25-year period.
Source: ECFMG database. Data current as of January 10, 2013.

Top Five Countries of Citizenship, Certificants 1988–2012

Top Five Countries of Citizenship, Certificants 1986–2010

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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 10, 2013.

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