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ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable November 18-20

Due to scheduled maintenance, ECFMG’s on-line services are expected to be unavailable beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022. Services are expected to be restored by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2022. All times are calculated using Eastern Time in the United States. During this maintenance period, you will be unable … Read More

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 … Read More

ECFMG’s IWA Unavailable September 13-14

Due to required maintenance, ECFMG’s Interactive Web Applications (IWA) will be unavailable for up to 24 hours, beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States, on September 13, 2022. During this maintenance period, you will be unable to perform any IWA transactions, including working on or submitting an Application for ECFMG Certification … Read More

Incomplete USMLE Applications in IWA Will Be Deleted on September 13

As part of the transition to the ECFMG 2023 Information Booklet and United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) application materials, any USMLE  applications that have been saved but not submitted via ECFMG’s Interactive Web Applications (IWA) will be deleted. If you have a saved USMLE application in IWA, you must complete and submit the application, … Read More

ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable August 19-21

Due to scheduled maintenance, ECFMG’s on-line services are expected to be unavailable beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19. Services are expected to be restored by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21. All times are calculated using Eastern Time in the United States. During this maintenance period, you will be unable to access … Read More

Update: Technical Issue Impacting USMLE Step 1 Results Release Resolved

Update: The technical issue has been resolved, and Step 1 results have been released. We are aware of an issue impacting the release of USMLE Step 1 results today, and we are actively working to resolve it. Impacted examinees will be notified by e-mail when their Step 1 result is available in ECFMG’s On-line Applicant … Read More

Study Links Performance on USMLE Exams to Medical School Accreditation Status

There is a link between medical student performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) and the accreditation status of the medical schools those students attend, according to a recent study by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®). The study … Read More

Updates to Prometric Fees for Changing Appointments at Prometric Test Centers

Effective January 1, 2022, Prometric updated its schedule of fees for United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) examinees who change their testing appointments (e.g., reschedule, cancel, change test center location) at Prometric Test Centers. For current information on rescheduling fees and when they may apply, see the USMLE website.

Fee Increases for 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, fees for the following ECFMG applications/service requests will increase: The fee for Application for ECFMG Certification will be $160. The examination fees for United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) will be $985 for each exam registration. The fee for an extension of eligibility … Read More

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