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ECFMG’s 2023 Information Booklet on ECFMG Certification and Application Materials Available Now

ECFMG’s 2023 Information Booklet on ECFMG Certification and the 2023 application materials for United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) for international medical students/graduates (IMGs) are now available on the ECFMG website. The ECFMG Information Booklet is the definitive source of information on ECFMG Certification and is required reading for applicants.

To be eligible for ECFMG Certification, IMGs must satisfy a number of requirements, including the medical science examination requirement, the clinical skills requirement, and the communication skills requirement.

IMGs who need to meet the medical science examination requirement for ECFMG Certification will be able to use the 2023 USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK materials to apply for:

  • all available eligibility periods ending in 2022 and
  • all eligibility periods ending in 2023, beginning with the November 2022-January 2023 eligibility period.

IMGs who need to meet the clinical skills requirement and communication skills requirement for ECFMG Certification and plan to participate in the 2023 National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Main Residency Match® (The Match®) in March 2023, must apply to one of the 2023 Pathways. The Application for Pathways for ECFMG Certification for 2023 Match is available now. IMGs who plan to participate in a future Match should monitor the ECFMG website for information on future requirements.

Please monitor the ECFMG website, and follow ECFMG on Facebook and Twitter for updates and important information.

(published August 25; updated September 14) 

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