We are excited to announce MyIntealth, a new online environment for accessing our services, is launching on January 16, 2024. The result of a multi-year development effort, MyIntealth represents a dramatic upgrade in user experience for medical students, physicians, medical educators, regulators, and others around the world who rely on our services. The latest milestone in our ongoing business transformation , MyIntealth is a modern, integrated environment that will allow us to continue to meet the needs of those we serve, today and tomorrow.
MyIntealth represents a complete transformation of our online services and will result in significant changes. Please monitor this web page for updates to ensure a smooth transition.
MyIntealth is a new online environment for accessing services offered by Intealth and its divisions, ECFMG® and FAIMER®. MyIntealth will consist of a:
Portal for Applicants (such as international medical graduates, or IMGs, pursuing ECFMG Certification and/or J-1 visa sponsorship),
Portal for Entities (organizations, such as medical schools, graduate medical education programs, and medical regulatory agencies) that use our services, and
Related Web-based Applications (for certain services, such as the Pathways application).
Through MyIntealth, users will be able to establish and maintain accounts, request services, manage payments, and retrieve important messages.
MyIntealth will launch on January 16, 2024. Leading up to launch, we will provide more detailed information on what to expect prior to, during, and after launch. This information will include how to prepare for a smooth transition.
We are excited about the many new benefits MyIntealth will offer, including:
One Account, Multiple Services: MyIntealth offers users the convenience and efficiency of using a single online environment. Users can access multiple services with less data entry and enjoy a consistent experience.
Fewer Logins/Passwords: MyIntealth centralizes many services that currently are available through different systems, each with its own user ID and password. With MyIntealth, users will have fewer logins and will use the same user ID and password for all services.
Fewer Forms: MyIntealth will replace many of our paper-based forms, enabling users to complete more transactions online, saving valuable time.
Learn more about the benefits of MyIntealth
What Will Change?
MyIntealth represents a complete transformation of our online services and will result in significant changes. MyIntealth will replace most ECFMG on-line services. Other on-line services will be incorporated into the MyIntealth environment. Please see Services Transitioning to MyIntealth for more information.
Other changes include:
The web address for accessing online services
The credentials (user ID and password) used to access services
Certain policies, such as our payment policy
Procedures for completing applications and requesting services
These changes will impact applicants as well as entity users.
Please monitor this web page for the latest information. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
MyIntealth will replace:
ECFMG Credentials Upload Tool
Services Transitioning to MyIntealth
Applications, requests, and other transactions related to the following will transition to MyIntealth:
ECFMG Certification and entry into U.S. graduate medical education (GME) programs, including:
Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) Support Services at ECFMG
Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (J-1 visa sponsorship)
Certification Verification Service (CVS)
Medical credential verification for physicians and entities, international and domestic, including:
Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM)
Credential verification services provided to the Medical Council of Canada and to the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Credentials Verification Service (FCVS)
ECFMG Medical School Web Portal (EMSWP) for international medical schools:
U.S. GME programs, including:
Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (J-1 visa sponsorship)
Certification Verification Service (CVS)
After launch, the MyIntealth environment will continue to evolve, incorporating additional services offered by Intealth and its divisions.
Pause in Services
As we prepare for launch, there will be a brief period during which our systems will be unavailable from Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States, until MyIntealth launches Tuesday, January 16, 2024. This pause will allow us to transfer existing user accounts to MyIntealth accurately and efficiently.
During the pause, we will be unable to accept and process applications and service requests. Reminders about the upcoming pause in services will be posted to this website and our social media channels.
If you already use ECFMG’s online services, we will transfer your existing account information to MyIntealth prior to launch, including merging multiple accounts into a single new account. Once MyIntealth launches, we will send you an e-mail with instructions for activating your MyIntealth account. You may be required to reverify your identity. Once your new MyIntealth account is activated, you will be able to access services for which you are eligible.
To access our services, new applicants will need to establish a MyIntealth account by creating a user ID and password, entering required biographic information, and completing any steps required by Intealth to verify their identity. Once the account is established, they will receive a MyIntealth ID and will be able to access services for which they are eligible.
About Identity Verification
Intealth’s requirements for verifying identity protect the privacy of our users as well as the integrity of our processes.
Consistent with current practice, applicants will be required to have their identity verified via notarization. Entity users may require authorization from entity officials in order to use MyIntealth.
Applicants & ID Numbers
To access MyIntealth, you will need a user ID, which will consist of your e-mail address and must be unique. You cannot share an e-mail address with another MyIntealth user. You also will be required to create a password. You will use your user ID and password to access all services in the MyIntealth environment.
Additionally, you will be assigned a MyIntealth ID, a unique 9-digit number that will be used to identify you across our services. Your MyIntealth ID will be issued once you establish your MyIntealth account and should be used consistently when contacting us for assistance.
In support of IMGs pursuing ECFMG Certification and U.S. GME, we work with other organizations to provide essential services. In addition to the MyIntealth ID, MyIntealth will support the ID numbers used by these other organizations. Specifically:
USMLE ID issued to applicants for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
AAMC ID issued to participants in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and ERAS Fellowships Documents Office (EFDO).
SEVIS ID issued to participants in our Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (J-1 visa sponsorship) for the U.S. Government’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Although these additional ID numbers will be associated with the applicant’s MyIntealth account, the MyIntealth ID will be the applicant’s primary ID number and should be used when communicating with us.
We will provide more detailed information as it becomes available. Please monitor this web page for the latest information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen with my current accounts during the transition to MyIntealth?
Your information will be transferred and merged into a new MyIntealth account, where you will be able to access it after launch. Please see Account Establishment for information on how to access MyIntealth after launch.
What if I have an application, request, or transaction in progress when the transition to MyIntealth takes place?
Some items can be transferred to MyIntealth, while others cannot. Please monitor this web page for more detailed information as it becomes available. If you expect to rely on ECFMG services to meet deadlines in late 2023 or early 2024, we recommend that you submit applications and service requests as soon as possible.
Is there anything I can do to help prepare for a smooth transition to MyIntealth?
There are a number of things you can do to prepare:
Please monitor this web page for updates. Leading up to launch, we will provide more detailed information on the changes you should expect.
You can also follow us on our social channels, found at the bottom of this page.
If you expect to rely on ECFMG services to meet deadlines in late 2023 or early 2024, we encourage you to submit applications and other service requests as soon as possible. Ensure that you have a unique e-mail address, which will be your user ID. If you currently share an e-mail address with another user of ECFMG services, such as a spouse or colleague, you should work now with that individual to establish unique e-mail addresses.
Ensure that your e-mail address in our current systems is up-to-date before the transition to MyIntealth begins. We will use your e-mail address to send you information on accessing your MyIntealth account. See Account Establishment.
Review the appropriate MyIntealth User Guide (Applicant or Entity) once the guides are published at this web page.
When can I establish a MyIntealth account?
You can begin the process when MyIntealth launches on January 16, 2024.
Are there services that will not be replaced by MyIntealth on January 16, 2024?
Yes. Services offered by Intealth’s FAIMER division will not be offered through MyIntealth when it is launched. FAIMER’s services will transition to MyIntealth at a later date. Additionally, some of our services, such as the Pathways application, will not be replaced by MyIntealth but will become part of the MyIntealth environment. See About MyIntealth.