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2023 Medical School Accreditation Requirement


In September 2010, ECFMG announced that, effective in 2023, individuals applying for ECFMG Certification will be required to be a student or graduate of a medical school that is appropriately accredited. The documents below provide further information about the rationale for the 2023 Accreditation Requirement and how the requirement has developed since 2010.

Read Past Progress Updates

Read the 2010 Press Release

Read the Background Document

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