Intealth ECFMG

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Transition to MyIntealth

Information for Existing Applicants


This page is intended for individuals who have applied to our services previously. It summarizes the most important changes these existing applicants will encounter when using MyIntealth. This information for each service may include revised deadlines, dates for completing in-progress applications/requests, how to access services, process changes, and ID numbers.

Please check back frequently since updates will be provided as they become available.

General Applicant Information


Delayed Processing Times

Applicants should expect delays in processing for all services during the transition to MyIntealth, both before and after launch. We appreciate the patience and cooperation of all users during the transition.

Process Changes

There will be changes to the processes for requesting our services in MyIntealth. Some of these changes are highlighted below by service.

Due to these changes, some in-progress applications/requests cannot be transferred to MyIntealth. Applicants who wish to complete in-progress items before the transition should refer to Dates for Completing Certain In-Progress Applications/Requests. If an application/request cannot be completed before the transition to MyIntealth, the in-progress item will be rejected, and the applicant can submit a new request in MyIntealth.

Additionally, as a result of these process changes, some applicants will be required to repeat certain parts of an application/request process, such as resubmitting medical education credentials or completing an identity verification process. When you log into MyIntealth, you will have the opportunity to complete any steps required to access our services.

Dates for Completing Certain In-Progress Applications/Requests

Due to changes in our processes, some in-progress applications/requests cannot be transferred to MyIntealth. For certain in-progress applications/requests that cannot be transferred, we have established dates to assist applicants who want to complete these items before MyIntealth launches.

Please refer to the specific information for each service below and take any required actions to complete in-progress items as soon as possible. All dates/times are calculated using Eastern Time in the United States. Please monitor this page and our social media channels found at the bottom of this page for updates and additions.

IMPORTANT

The dates below are provided as general guidance for applicants. For applications/requests received by the dates indicated, we will process as many as possible before MyIntealth launches. Receipt by the date(s) indicated does not guarantee that an application/request will be processed before MyIntealth launches. If an application/request cannot be processed in time and cannot be transferred, it will be rejected and the applicant can submit a new request in MyIntealth.

Identity Verification

Identity verification is part of many of our services, protecting the privacy of applicants and the integrity of our processes. The identity verification requirements in MyIntealth will be the same as our current requirements, i.e., notarization of an Intealth identification form with a valid passport presented to the notary as the identification document. Online notarization by NotaryCam will continue to be required, and Intealth will continue to collect the NotaryCam fee.

Changes to the process in MyIntealth include:

  • Identity verification will take place at the time of MyIntealth Account Establishment.
  • A new Intealth Identification Form (IIF), common to all services, will replace our current identification forms (e.g., the Certification of Identification Form, or CIF (Form 186), and the EPIC Identification Form, or EIF).
  • Once notarized, the IIF will be returned to Intealth automatically by NotaryCam.

If an applicant has used one of our services and has a valid, notarized identification form that was supported by a valid passport as identification, the applicant will meet the requirements for accessing services in MyIntealth and the applicant’s MyIntealth account will be established as part of the transition. Otherwise, the applicant will be required to complete the MyIntealth Account Establishment process, which includes identity verification, to access certain services in MyIntealth. Please refer to the specific information for each service below.

MyIntealth Account

If an applicant already has used any of our services, we will transfer the applicant’s existing account information to MyIntealth prior to launch, including merging multiple accounts into a single new account. Once MyIntealth launches, we will send an e-mail invitation with instructions for logging into the MyIntealth account. Applicants who do not meet our current identity verification requirements will be required to complete the MyIntealth Account Establishment process, which includes identity verification, to access certain services.

MyIntealth ID

All applicants will be assigned a MyIntealth ID, a unique 9-digit number that will be used to identify them across our services. Applicants will be issued a MyIntealth ID once they establish their MyIntealth account and should use the MyIntealth ID consistently when contacting us for assistance.

In addition to the MyIntealth ID, MyIntealth will continue to support applicant ID numbers used by certain other organizations. This means that the other ID number(s) will be associated with the applicant’s MyIntealth account. Please refer to the specific information for each service below.

Using MyIntealth

Applicants:

  • Will use MyIntealth to access all services. MyIntealth will replace most of our web-based applications and many of our paper-based forms for applicants.
  • Will use their e-mail address as their user ID. Applicants cannot share an e-mail address with another MyIntealth user. They also will be required to create a password. Applicants will use their user ID and password to access all services in the MyIntealth environment.
  • Must upload all required documents, such as medical education credentials, in MyIntealth. Paper copies and e-mail submissions will no longer be accepted.
  • Should use the Google Chrome browser to access MyIntealth for the best experience.

Fees & Payment

In determining our fees, we prioritize affordability and strive to keep costs for applicants as low as possible. In recent years, we have made deliberate decisions to absorb increased costs rather than raise our fees. For 2024, we have once again decided not to increase the Intealth fees that applicants pay for our services. Please note that some of our fees include costs that we collect on behalf of and pay to third parties. Increases in third-party fees may be reflected in the fees we charge.

We have changed the structure of some fees for enhanced clarity and to align fees with specific parts of application processes in MyIntealth. Please refer to the specific information for each service below.

There will be changes to Intealth’s payment methods and policy when MyIntealth launches:

  • Applicants will use MyIntealth to pay for all services and to track all financial transactions.
  • Available payment methods are debit from a U.S. bank account and credit card. Paper checks, bank drafts, and money orders will no longer be accepted.
  • The maximum amount that applicants can have in their financial account in MyIntealth at any time is $5,000.00.
  • Certain refunds will be processed automatically.

Back to top

ECFMG Certification


For international medical students and graduates (IMGs) pursuing ECFMG Certification, and for IMGs who are certified by ECFMG.

More Information

Revised Deadline

  • Applications for Pathways for 2024 Match. The deadline for submitting applications to the Pathways for ECFMG Certification for the 2024 Match has changed to December 31, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. The previous deadline had been January 31, 2024. If applicants need to meet the clinical and communication skills requirements for ECFMG Certification and do not submit a 2024 Pathways application by 6:00 p.m. on December 31, 2023, they will not be eligible to participate in the 2024 Match.
  • Deadlines for submitting documentation in support of a 2024 Pathways application, including Occupational English Test (OET) Medicine scores, registration/licensure documentation for Pathway 1, attestations for Pathways 2-5, and Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX) evaluations for Pathway 6, have not changed. For complete information, please refer to our announcement and the Pathways section of this website.

Dates for Completing Certain In-Progress Applications/Requests

Due to changes in processes described above and below, some in-progress applications/requests cannot be transferred to MyIntealth. The following dates are provided to assist applicants who wish to complete these items before the transition to MyIntealth.

  • ECFMG/USMLE ID Request. We are no longer processing requests for ECFMG/USMLE IDs. Once MyIntealth launches, applicants will be able to establish a MyIntealth account and then begin the ECFMG Certification process, including submitting an Application for ECFMG Certification, obtaining a USMLE ID, and applying for USMLE exams.
  • Application for ECFMG Certification (which currently includes identity verification). Applicants who have submitted the Application for ECFMG Certification but have not yet completed notarization of the CIF should have their CIF notarized no later than January 7, 2024. Otherwise, the applicant will be required to complete the MyIntealth Account Establishment process, which includes identity verification, before requesting future services in MyIntealth. See Identity Verification below.
  • In-Progress Applications for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) from Graduates. Graduates who plan to apply for examination before MyIntealth launches and whose medical education credentials are not yet verified and accepted must submit the exam application and all supporting documentation, including medical education credentials, no later than 6:00 p.m. on December 15, 2023. Additionally, these applicants must ensure that their medical school verifies their graduate status as follows:
    • Medical schools that verify student/graduate status electronically must complete the verification request via EMSWP Status Verification. Medical schools are strongly encouraged to complete any pending Status Verification requests as soon as possible. Status Verification for graduates must be received by ECFMG prior to the Pause in Services.
    • Medical schools that verify student/graduate status via a paper-based method must ensure that we receive Form 183 by December 31, 2023.
  • If we are unable to complete the application before the transition to MyIntealth, the application will be rejected, and these graduates will be required to have their medical education credentials verified and accepted before they can submit a new exam application in MyInteath. This may require resubmission of medical education credentials. See “Process Changes: Applying for ECFMG Certification and for Examination” below.
  • Request Forms. Applicants who plan to request the following services prior to the transition to MyIntealth must ensure that we receive the request no later than 6:00 p.m. on December 31, 2023.
    • Form 172 – Request for an Official USMLE Transcript
    • Form 182 – Request to Change Applicant Biographic Information
    • Form 184 – Request for an Official ECFMG Examination History Chart
    • Form 297 – Request for an Official ECFMG CSA History Chart
    • Form 265 – Request for Recheck of USMLE Step 1/Step 2 CK Score
    • Form 312 – Request to Change USMLE Step 1/Step 2 CK Testing Region

  • If the request is received after this date or if there is not enough time to process the request, it will be rejected and the applicant can submit a new online request in MyIntealth.

IMPORTANT

The dates above are provided as general guidance for applicants. For applications/requests received by the dates indicated, we will process as many as possible before MyIntealth launches. Receipt by the date(s) indicated does not guarantee that an application/request will be processed before MyIntealth launches. If an application/request cannot be processed in time and cannot be transferred, it will be rejected and the applicant can submit a new request in MyIntealth.

How to Access Services

Applicants will use MyIntealth instead of the following.

Web-based Applications and Forms Replaced by MyIntealth

Web-based Applications Forms
  • Request for a USMLE/ECFMG ID
  • IWA – Interactive Web Applications
  • OASIS – Online Applicant Status and Information System
  • ECFMG Credentials Upload Tool
  • CVS Online

Note: The Application for Pathways for ECFMG Certification will be incorporated into, not replaced by, MyIntealth. This application will function much as it does currently.

  • Form 172 – Request for an Official USMLE Transcript
  • Form 182 – Request to Change Applicant Biographic Information
  • Form 184 – Request for an Official ECFMG Examination History Chart
  • Form 265 – Request for Recheck of USMLE Step 1/Step 2 CK Score
  • Form 297 – Request for an Official ECFMG CSA History Chart
  • Form 312 – Request to Change USMLE Step 1/Step 2 CK Testing Region
  • Form 900 – Payment for Service(s) Requested

Process Changes: Applying for ECFMG Certification and for Examination

Currently, applicants provide their medical education credentials at the time of exam application and can apply and be registered for examination while their credentials are being verified, provided that their medical school verifies their student or graduate status. These processes will change in MyIntealth, as described below.

  • Application for ECFMG Certification. When completing the Application for ECFMG Certification in MyIntealth, applicants will provide detailed information about their medical education and upload medical education credentials, such as the final medical diploma and, if applicable, transcript(s) to document transfer credits.
    • Students must provide transcript(s) to document transfer credits, if applicable, and these transcript(s) must be verified and accepted by ECFMG before the Application for ECFMG Certification is accepted. Once the Application for ECFMG Certification is accepted, students can apply for examination. If there are changes to their medical education information, including graduation from medical school, they must update their Application for ECFMG Certification. When an applicant graduates, the applicant must provide their final medical diploma and cannot apply for examination until all medical education credentials, including the diploma and transcript(s), are verified and accepted.
    • Graduates must provide the final medical diploma and, if applicable, transcript(s) to document transfer credits, and the graduate’s medical education credentials must be verified and accepted by ECFMG before the Application for ECFMG Certification is accepted. Once the Application for ECFMG Certification is accepted, graduates can apply for examination. If a graduate receives the final medical diploma after acceptance of their Application for ECFMG Certification, the graduate must update their Application for ECFMG Certification and provide their final medical diploma. In this case, the graduate can apply for examination only after all medical education credentials, including diploma and transcript(s), are verified and accepted.
  • Verification of Student/Graduate Status. When MyIntealth launches, there will be changes to our processes for verifying the student or graduate status of applicants for the purpose of determining eligibility for examination.
    • If a student’s medical school currently verifies student status electronically through the ECFMG Medical School Web Portal (EMSWP), the medical school will verify student status electronically through MyIntealth. If the student’s medical school currently verifies student status via a paper-based method, MyIntealth will generate an enrollment verification form after the student submits the exam application. The student must download the form from MyIntealth, complete the student portion, and then provide it to the medical school for completion.
    • Verification of graduate status will no longer be required at the time of exam application, expediting the exam application process for these applicants. Because a graduate’s medical education credentials will be verified and accepted by ECFMG before the graduate can apply for examination, there will be no need for subsequent verification.

Identity Verification

  • Applicants who have a valid Certification of Identification Form, or CIF (Form 186), without a “valid to” date will have a MyIntealth account created as part of the transition and will be able to request services, such as applying for USMLE exams.
  • Applicants who do not have a valid CIF as described above must complete the MyIntealth Account Establishment process, which includes identity verification, before requesting certain services.
    • Applicants who submitted their Application for ECFMG Certification on or after September 13, 2018 but did not complete the CIF will be able to complete MyIntealth Account Establishment, including identity verification, at no cost. Otherwise, the applicant must pay the MyIntealth Account Establishment fee.

Fees

Following are the Intealth fees and fee structure that all applicants for ECFMG Certification can expect in MyIntealth, compared to our current fees and fee structure.

  Current MyIntealth

MyIntealth Account Establishment

N/A

$100*

Application for ECFMG Certification

$160*

$260

Verification of Credentials

N/A

$100

USMLE Step 1 Registration

$1,000

$860

USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) Registration

$1,000

$860

Pathways

$925

$925

Totals

$3,085

$3,105

*Includes $50 NotaryCam fee for online notarization of the identification form.

There are other fees that apply to some, but not all, applicants for ECFMG Certification. Changes include:

  Current MyIntealth

Translation Fee for Medical School Transcript (if applicable)

$250 per transcript

$52 per page


Please refer to our Fees Overview for more detailed information on our current fees.

Other ID Numbers: USMLE ID

In addition to the MyIntealth ID, applicants for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) will be issued a USMLE ID number after submitting the Application for ECFMG Certification. The USMLE ID will be associated with their MyIntealth account.

The ECFMG Certificate

  • Expiration Date. The expiration date listed on the ECFMG Certificate will be based on the Pathways application season during which the applicant completed the Pathway, as outlined below, regardless of when the certificate is issued.
    • Pathways 2021 and 2022: Valid through December 31, 2024
    • Pathways 2023: Valid through December 31, 2025
    • Pathways 2024: Valid through December 31, 2026

Currently, all ECFMG Certificates based on a Pathway are valid through December 31, 2024. If an applicant was certified based on a 2023 or 2024 Pathway and the applicant’s certificate lists an expiration date of December 31, 2024, the expiration date will be extended, as described above, as part of the transition to MyIntealth. Following the transition, we will notify these applicants that this has been completed. For more information, please visit Information on Expiration of the ECFMG Certificate.

  • Other ID Numbers: Certificate Number. The ID Number listed on the ECFMG Certificate will be the applicant’s MyIntealth ID, instead of the Certificate Number (which currently consists of the applicant’s USMLE ID).

Additional Resources

Applicants for ECFMG Certification should read the MyIntealth Supplement to ECFMG 2024 Information Booklet when it becomes available. The supplement will identify changes to the procedures outlined in the ECFMG 2024 Information Booklet that will result from MyIntealth.

Back to top

ERAS Support Services


For IMGs using the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) to apply for U.S. residency positions.

More Information

Dates for Completing Certain In-Progress Applications/Requests

  • Requests for USMLE Transcripts made by applicants through MyERAS at the time they apply to a program will be processed through 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2024. If an applicant applies to a program or requests an updated USMLE Transcript in MyERAS after this date, the request will be processed when our services resume on January 16, 2024.
  • ECFMG Status Reports (new and updated) will not be transmitted to MyERAS during the Pause in Services.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), Medical School Transcripts and photographs received via OASIS or EMSWP will be processed in MyERAS. Applicants should monitor the status of their documents via the MyERAS application.
  • Letters of Recommendation (LoRs) uploaded through the AAMC Letter of Recommendation Portal will continue to be received and processed during the Pause in Services.

How to Access Services

Applicants will use MyIntealth instead of the following.

Web-based Applications and Forms Replaced by MyIntealth

Web-based Applications Forms
  • OASIS – Online Applicant Status and Information System
  • Form 182 – Request to Change Applicant Biographic Information
  • Form 900 – Payment for Service(s) Requested

Eligibility

When MyIntealth launches, the applicant must either have a complete and valid Application for ECFMG Certification or be certified by ECFMG. Currently, to obtain an ERAS Residency Token, the applicant must have an ECFMG/USMLE Identification Number.

Other ID Numbers: AAMC ID

In addition to the MyIntealth ID, the AAMC ID used by participants in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) ERAS will continue to be associated with the applicant’s MyIntealth account.

Back to top

J-Visa Sponsorship


For foreign national physicians applying to our J-1 visa sponsorship program, and for physicians that we currently sponsor in J visa status to participate in U.S. graduate medical education.

More Information

Dates for Completing Certain In-Progress Applications/Requests

  • We have asked Training Program Liaisons (TPLs) at U.S. graduate medical education programs to wait until after the launch of MyIntealth to submit sponsorship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Applications for continuation of sponsorship to sit for an American Board of Medical Specialties Member Board examination should be submitted after the launch of MyIntealth.
  • We will continue to process other requests/uploads, such as requests for a duplicate Form DS-2019, through 6:00 p.m. on January 4, 2024. Requests/uploads received after this date will be processed in MyIntealth and may need to be resubmitted.

IMPORTANT

The dates above are provided as general guidance for applicants. For applications/requests received by the dates indicated, we will process as many as possible before MyIntealth launches. Receipt by the date(s) indicated does not guarantee that an application/request will be processed before MyIntealth launches. If an application/request cannot be processed in time and cannot be transferred, it will be rejected and the applicant can submit a new request in MyIntealth.

How to Access Services

Applicants will use MyIntealth instead of the following.

Web-based Applications and Forms Replaced by MyIntealth

Web-based Applications Forms
  • OASIS – Online Applicant Status and Information System
  • CVS Online
  • Form 182 – Request to Change Applicant Biographic Information
  • Form 900 – Payment for Service(s) Requested

Process Changes: Applying for J-1 Visa Sponsorship

  • Documents Required at Time of Application. There will be a minimum required set of documents that must be provided before an application for initial sponsorship or continuation of sponsorship can be submitted. The required documents will vary by application type. Currently, applications for sponsorship can be submitted without any documents.
  • Identity Verification. Applicants who have not met our current identity verification requirements through another of our services must complete the MyIntealth Account Establishment process, which includes identity verification, before applying for initial J-1 visa sponsorship. This includes:
    • Graduates of U.S. and Canadian medical schools, and
    • IMGs who do not have a valid Certification of Identification Form, or CIF (Form 186), without a “valid to” date
  • Verification of Medical Education. We will verify the authenticity of the final medical diploma of U.S. and Canadian medical school graduates who apply for J-1 visa sponsorship. These applicants can continue the sponsorship application process while verification of the final medical diploma is in progress.

Other ID Numbers: SEVIS ID

For applicants who have a SEVIS ID (for the U.S. Government’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System), the SEVIS ID will continue to be associated with their MyIntealth account.

Back to top

CVS


For international medical graduates (IMGs) who want to confirm their ECFMG certification status to a U.S. state medical board.

More Information

How to Access Services

Web-based Applications and Forms Replaced by MyIntealth

Web-based Applications Forms
  • CVS Online
  • Form 900 – Payment for Service(s) Requested

Other ID Numbers: Certificate Number

ECFMG Certificates issued after the launch of MyIntealth will include the applicant’s MyIntealth ID, instead of the Certificate Number (which currently consists of the applicant’s USMLE ID).

Back to top

EPIC


For physicians who use our Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC)
(This information does not pertain to applicants pursuing ECFMG Certification and U.S. graduate medical education.)

More Information

Dates for Completing Certain In-Progress Applications/Requests

Due to changes in processes described above, some in-progress applications/requests cannot be transferred to MyIntealth. The following dates are provided to assist applicants who wish to complete these items before the transition to MyIntealth.

  • EPIC Account Establishment. Applicants who plan to establish an EPIC account before the launch of MyIntealth should:
    • Submit their request no later than 6:00 p.m. on December 31, 2023, including an acceptable photo and passport. Otherwise, the request will be rejected, and the applicant will be able to complete the MyIntealth Account Establishment process after the transition to MyIntealth.
    • Applicants who have established an EPIC account but have not yet completed online notarization of the EPIC Identification Form (EIF) should have their EIF notarized by January 7, 2024. Otherwise, the applicant will be required to complete the MyIntealth Account Establishment process, which includes identity verification, before requesting future services in MyIntealth. See Identity Verification below.
  • EPIC Portfolio. If an applicant’s EPIC account was established prior to the transition to MyIntealth, regardless of the status of the EIF, the applicant’s EPIC Portfolio will be created in MyIntealth. Applicants who do not meet our current identity verification requirements will be required to complete the MyIntealth Account Establishment process, which includes identity verification, to access their portfolio, upload credentials, and request reports.
  • Name Change Request Form. Applicants who plan to request the following service prior to the transition to MyIntealth must ensure that we receive the request no later than 6:00 p.m. on December 31, 2023.
    • Request to Change Name in an Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) Account
  • If the request is received after this date or if there is not enough time to process the request, it will be rejected and the applicant can submit a new online request in MyIntealth.
  • Adding Previously-Verified Credentials to EPIC Portfolio. For applicants with credentials previously verified by ECFMG (for ECFMG Certification or on behalf of a medical regulatory authority through ECFMG’s International Credentials Services), we will review and add any acceptable credentials to their portfolio. If this process is not completed before MyIntealth launches, it must be completed in MyIntealth before the applicant can submit credentials for verification.

IMPORTANT

The dates above are provided as general guidance for applicants. For applications/requests received by the dates indicated, we will process as many as possible before MyIntealth launches. Receipt by the date(s) indicated does not guarantee that an application/request will be processed before MyIntealth launches. If an application/request cannot be processed in time and cannot be transferred, it will be rejected and the applicant can submit a new request in MyIntealth.

How to Access Services

Applicants will use MyIntealth instead of the following.

Web-based Applications and Forms Replaced by MyIntealth

Web-based Applications Forms
  • EPIC Physician Portal
  • Form 900 – Payment for Service(s) Requested

Fees

Following are the Intealth fees and fee structure that physicians using EPIC can expect in MyIntealth, compared to our current fees.

  Current MyIntealth

MyIntealth Account Establishment

N/A

$100*

EPIC Portfolio Account Establishment

$130*

$30

Verification of Credential (per credential)

$100

$100

EPIC Report

   
  • First report per credential submitted to EPIC for verification

$0

$0

  • Subsequent report per credential submitted to EPIC for verification (and all reports for previously-verified credentials imported into EPIC)

$50

$50

Totals

$280

$280

*Includes $50 NotaryCam fee for online notarization of identification form.

Please refer to our Fees Overview for more detailed information on our current fees.

Other ID Numbers: EPIC ID

The MyIntealth ID will replace the EPIC ID as the primary means of identifying applicants across our services, and EPIC IDs will no longer be issued. For applicants who have an EPIC ID issued before the launch of MyIntealth, it will continue to be associated with their MyIntealth account.

Identity Verification

  • Applicants who have a valid EIF will have a MyIntealth account created as part of the transition and will be able to access their EPIC portfolio, upload credentials, and request reports.
  • Applicants who do not have a valid EIF must complete the MyIntealth Account Establishment process, which includes identity verification, before using EPIC.
    • Applicants who established their EPIC account on or after January 10, 2018 but did not complete the EIF will be able to complete MyIntealth Account Establishment, including identity verification, at no cost. Otherwise, the applicant must pay the MyIntealth Account Establishment fee.

Back to top

The preceding information is subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.

[Last update: December 29, 2023]

Terms | Privacy | Site Map | Careers | Contact Us | Intealth | FAIMER | Employee Login

       

® Registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Copyright © 2024 by Intealth. All rights reserved.