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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 26, 2016.

Standard ECFMG Certificates Issued in 2015: 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 233 2.3 0 0.0
Australia 91 0.9 40 0.4
Bangladesh 72 0.7 64 0.6
Brazil 59 0.6 57 0.6
Canada 0 0.0 786 7.9
Cayman Islands 81 0.8 0 0.0
China 212 2.1 190 1.9
Colombia 80 0.8 80 0.8
Cuba 79 0.8 58 0.6
Dominica 874 8.7 1 0.0
Dominican Republic 185 1.9 61 0.6
Ecaudor 68 0.7 70 0.7
Egypt 225 2.3 208 2.1
Germany 76 0.8 70 0.7
Grenada 912 9.1 7 0.1
India 1,093 10.9 1,176 11.8
Iran 230 2.3 242 2.4
Iraq 104 1.0 118 1.2
Ireland 167 1.7 61 0.6
Israel 205 2.1 123 1.2
Japan 63 0.6 62 0.6
Jordan 198 2.0 185 1.9
Lebanon 148 1.5 127 1.3
Mexico 201 2.0 90 0.9
Nepal 97 1.0 103 1.0
Nigeria 141 1.4 199 2.0
Pakistan 765 7.7 705 7.1
Philippines 116 1.2 86 0.9
Poland 130 1.3 16 0.2
Russia 87 0.9 63 0.6
Saba 135 1.4 0 0.0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 339 3.4 1 0.0
Saint Lucia 80 0.8 5 0.1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 57 0.6 5 0.1
Saudi Arabia 148 1.5 153 1.5
Singapore 70 0.7 56 0.6
Sint Maarten 384 3.8 0 0.0
South Korea 71 0.7 82 0.8
Sudan 84 0.8 78 0.8
Syria 116 1.2 133 1.3
Turkey 90 0.9 81 0.8
United Kingdom 85 0.9 65 0.7
United States 0 0.0 3,093 30.9
Venezuela 93 0.9 93 0.9
Countries with fewer than 50 recipients 1,256 12.6 1,107 11.1
Total 10,000 100.0 10,000 100.0

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 26, 2016.

Top five countries based on aggregate data over a 25-year period.
Source: ECFMG database. Data current as of January 26, 2016.

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 26, 2016.

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