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ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable June 24-26

Due to scheduled maintenance, ECFMG’s on-line services are expected to be unavailable beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022. Services are expected to be restored by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2022. All times are calculated using Eastern Time in the United States. During this maintenance period, you will be unable … Read More

Change to Step 2 CK Passing Standard Begins July 1, 2022

At its April 2022 meeting, the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Management Committee conducted a review of the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) passing standard and decided that a five-point increase in the passing standard – used to determine a Pass or Fail outcome – will apply to Step 2 CK examinees testing on or after July … 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

USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK – Scheduled Score Delays in 2022

Most United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores are reported within 3-4 weeks of testing. However, because of necessary annual modifications to the test item pools, delays occur for examinees who test at certain times of the year. Please be aware that examinees testing during the following … Read More

New USMLE App for Reporting Potential Exam Security Violations

United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) exam security helps promote a testing environment where no examinee has an unfair advantage. It also helps to control increases in exam fees by minimizing the number of items removed from USMLE due to potential exposure. The USMLE security program’s goal is to protect the integrity of USMLE, which … Read More

ECFMG’s 2022 Information Booklet on ECFMG Certification and Application Materials Now Available

ECFMG’s 2022 Information Booklet on ECFMG Certification and the 2022 exam application materials 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, … Read More

ECFMG’s IWA Unavailable August 10-11

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 August 10, 2021. 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

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