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2023 Medical School Accreditation Requirement

Four-Phase Implementation Plan

Since the announcement in 2010, ECFMG has developed a transition plan for the implementation of the 2023 Accreditation Requirement. This four-phase plan will provide medical students, graduate medical education (GME) program directors, and others with information to guide their decision making.

2023 Accreditation Four-Phase Implementation Plan

Phase 1 – 2018: New ECFMG web resource to help students make better decisions on medical school selection

Phase 2 – 2020: World Directory of Medical Schools includes accreditation status of medical school

Phase 3 – 2021: ECFMG reports include information on accreditation status of medical school

Phase 4 – 2023: Eligibility for ECFMG Certification is tied to accreditation status of medical school

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