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Resources and Publications
- ECFMG Focus
Focus provides Deans, faculty, and staff of international medical schools with updates and information on ECFMG’s activities related to global medical education and health care, ECFMG's services for international medical schools, and important news on graduate medical education in the United States and the process of entry into the U.S. health care system.
- The ECFMG Reporter
The ECFMG Reporter provides international medical students and graduates with regular e-mail updates on issues related to ECFMG Certification and entry into graduate medical education in the United States.
- ECHO News
ECHO News provides ECFMG-certified physicians with updates on new ECHO resources and other news related to planning their medical careers.
The ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHO) provides support, services, and free resources to ECFMG-certified physicians, and those nearing certification, as they plan their careers.
ECFMG is authorized by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to sponsor foreign national physicians as Exchange Visitors in accredited programs of graduate medical education or training or advanced research programs (involving primarily observation, consultation, teaching, or research).
The ECFMG J-1 Visa Sponsorship Fact Sheet provides an introduction to ECFMG sponsorship of foreign national physicians for the J-1 visa and includes web-based resources for those who want more information.
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®) Resources
FAIMER is a nonprofit foundation established by ECFMG in 2000. In partnership with ECFMG, FAIMER promotes excellence in international health professions education through programmatic and research activities. FAIMER maintains a number of data resources on international medical schools and international medical education, including:
- World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory)*
- International Opportunities in Medical Education
- Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools
- Master’s Programs in Health Professions Education
- Postgraduate Medical Education (PME) Project
*The World Directory is developed through a partnership between FAIMER and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Resources
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Resources
The Main Residency Match and Reports web page offers reports and meaningful data that provide information about outcomes of the Match, trends, and factors associated with interview selection and ranking. These publications can help applicants make informed decisions about the application process. They are also an excellent resource for medical school career counselors.