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U.S. Graduate Medical Education

Deadline Reminder: Application for Pathways for ECFMG Certification for 2022 Match

Applicants participating in the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) 2022 Main Residency Match® (The Match®) must meet the following requirements by the NRMP Rank Order List Certification deadline on March 2, 2022, in order for ECFMG to verify to the NRMP that they have met the examination requirements for ECFMG Certification: Have passing results on … Read More

Coalition Makes Announcements on UME to GME Transition and Virtual Interviews for 2021-22 Residency Season

The Coalition for Physician Accountability today announced that is has accepted the final report and recommendations of the Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education Review Committee (UGRC) to improve the transition from medical school to residency. In addition, the Coalition earlier this week released new guidance for medical education institutions on interviewing applicants during … Read More

Pathway 6 On-line Application Now Open

The on-line application for Pathway 6 is now open. Pathway 6 is for applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements for Pathway 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 and/or have failed the former Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) component of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®). Pathway 6 requires an applicant’s clinical skills to … Read More

Detailed Information on Pathway 6 Now Available for Applicants and Physician Evaluators

Detailed information is now available on the ECFMG website for individuals planning to apply to Pathway 6 and for the physicians who will be evaluating their clinical skills. This new information includes step-by-step instructions for applicants and comprehensive information and instructions for physician evaluators. The on-line application process for Pathway 6 will open in August. … Read More

Additional Information on Pathway 6 Is Available

Prospective Pathway 6 Applicants Should Begin to Identify Evaluators Now Additional information is now available on applying to Pathway 6, which requires an applicant’s clinical skills to be evaluated by licensed physicians through in-person clinical encounters. This new information includes criteria for both the physician evaluators and for the clinical encounters. If you plan to apply … Read More

ERAS 2022 Program Information for IMGs Now Available

Information for international medical students/graduates (IMGs) on the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) 2022 application season is now available. If you plan to apply for U.S. residency positions that begin in July 2022, please visit the following sections of the ECFMG website for important information. ERAS Support Services Requirements for ECFMG Certification for 2022 Match Most … Read More

INPUT REQUESTED: Recommendations on the Transition to U.S. Graduate Medical Education

The Coalition for Physician Accountability, of which ECFMG|FAIMER is a member, has released its Initial Summary Report and Preliminary Recommendations of the Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education Review Committee (UGRC) and opened a 30-day public comment period, through May 26, seeking feedback on the report. The report offers 42 recommendations on how to … Read More

Update: Pathways for ECFMG Certification for 2022 Match

Detailed Information, On-line Application for Pathways 1-5 Now Available The 2022 Pathways application process for Pathways 1-5 is now open. Qualified international medical graduates (IMGs) who need to meet the clinical and communication skills requirements for ECFMG® Certification and who intend to participate in the 2022 National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Main Residency Match® (The … Read More

Recognition of Non-Standard Training for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Physicians to Transition to the ACGME

Today, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS®), and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME®) announced a change in the process for recognition of non-standard training as it relates to the J-1 visa program administered by ECFMG. The term “non-standard training” refers to advanced clinical subspecialty disciplines … Read More

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