Residency Tokens for the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) 2019 application season are now available through ECFMG’s On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS) and the MyECFMG mobile app. You can use a 2019 Token to register at the MyERAS website of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), effective Thursday, June 21, 2018, and work on your residency application.
If you plan to apply for U.S. residency positions that begin in July 2019, visit the ERAS Support Services section of the ECFMG website for important information and instructions on how to obtain an ERAS Token.
The USMLE Management Committee voted to maintain the currently recommended Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge) minimum passing score of 209 at their May 2018 meeting.
Examinees should read the full announcement on the USMLE website.
Information for international medical students/graduates on the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) 2019 application season is now available. If you plan to apply for U.S. residency positions that begin in July 2019, visit the ERAS Support Services section of the ECFMG website for important information. Most U.S. residency programs participate in ERAS. If you apply to participating programs, you must use ERAS to do so.
At the ERAS Support Services section of the ECFMG website, you will be able to:
- See an overview of the Application Process and Timeline.
- View instructions on how to obtain an ERAS Token, which will enable you to register at the MyERAS website of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and work on your residency applications.
- Find instructions for submitting your supporting documents, such as letters of recommendation and transcripts.
ERAS Support Services will transmit your supporting documents to your ERAS application. All supporting documents must be submitted electronically. For more details, please refer to the “Upload Your Documents Now” e-mail that will be sent to you via the MyERAS Message Center after you have registered at MyERAS.
Residency Tokens for the ERAS 2019 application season are expected to be available through ECFMG’s On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS) and the MyECFMG mobile app beginning June 21, 2018. You can use a 2019 Token to register with AAMC’s MyERAS beginning June 21, 2018.
ECFMG recently updated its Privacy Notice. The updates are intended to reflect our current data collection and use practices as well as the requirements of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. Our updated notice, which is available at https://www.ecfmg.org/annc/privacy.html, takes effect on May 23, 2018.
Our Privacy Notice provides a summary of the personal information that we collect about you, how we use this information, and the measures we employ to keep the information secure. As a user of ECFMG’s programs and services, including its websites and mobile applications, it is important that you understand our practices with respect to collection, use, and storage of your information.
Please take some time to read and understand our updated Privacy Notice. If you use ECFMG’s programs and services on or after the effective date, this will signify your acceptance of the Privacy Notice.
We understand that you entrust us with your personal information, and we will continue to update our Privacy Notice as needed to ensure that you have a clear and readily available explanation of our privacy practices.
ECFMG will close in observance of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday at 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET) in the United States, on Friday, May 25. We will be unavailable for calls and e-mails until we re-open at 9:00 a.m., ET, on Tuesday, May 29.
The USMLE Program encourages examinees planning to take the Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) to review the following materials on the USMLE website:
Examinees should monitor the USMLE website for the latest information.
Due to scheduled maintenance, ECFMG’s on-line services will be unavailable from approximately 4:00 a.m. on May 19, 2018 through approximately 10:00 a.m. on May 20, 2018. All times are calculated using Eastern Time in the United States.
During this maintenance period, you will be unable to access the following:
- IWA—Interactive Web Applications
- OASIS—On-line Applicant Status and Information System
- Step 2 CS Calendar and Scheduling
- IAN—IMG Advisors Network
- EMSWP—ECFMG Medical School Web Portal, and its programs for medical schools and other institutions:
- Status Verification
- Credentials Verification
- Performance Data
- EMSWP ERAS
- GEMxSM for Partner Institutions
- CVS ON-LINE—Certification Verification Service On-line
- EVNet—Exchange Visitor Network
- EPICSM—Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials
- Physician Portal
- Report Portal
- GEMx on-line services for students
- MyECFMG mobile app
The World Directory of Medical Schools also will be unavailable during this maintenance period.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to maintain high-quality on-line services.
An updated version of the USMLE Score Interpretation Guidelines (SIG) has been posted to the USMLE website.
Examinees should read the full announcement on the USMLE website.
ECFMG is pleased to announce that an update is now available for the MyECFMG mobile app. This update offers new features for users who are participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). Eligible*, registered ERAS residency applicants can now use their smartphone’s camera to scan and upload their Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), medical school transcript, photograph, and Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) via the app. Or, if applicants already have the document saved in a cloud-based personal storage location (such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, etc.), they can access the file there and upload it through the MyECFMG mobile app. The app also features push notifications that are sent if an applicant has not uploaded a required document. To learn more about supporting documents for an ERAS application, please visit ERAS Support Services for Applicants.
*Please note: If you are a student or graduate of a medical school that participates in ECFMG’s EMSWP ERAS program, you are not eligible to upload MSPEs or medical school transcripts through MyECFMG. You will need to contact the Dean’s Office at your medical school to request that your school upload the document on your behalf.
For more information on login requirements for the MyECFMG mobile app, what you can do with the app, and a link to download it for free to your smartphone or tablet, visit http://www.ecfmg.org/resources/myecfmg-mobile-app.html.
If you are using MyECFMG, please use the app’s Feedback function to let us know what you think of it! We welcome your input to help us improve MyECFMG.
(Posted May 14, 2018; updated June 1, 2018)
The National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) invites nominations for the 2019 John P. Hubbard Award, which recognizes excellence in the field of evaluation in medicine. NBME grants the Hubbard Award to individuals who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the assessment of professional competency and educational program development at any level along the continuum of medical education and delivery of health care.
For more information, including criteria for the award and a list of past award recipients, please visit http://www.nbme.org/about/hubbard/. NBME hopes you will find time to consider this information and pass it along to others who may have interest in the nomination process for the 2019 Hubbard Award. The deadline for nominations is September 14, 2018.