On-line Services Overview

IWA—Interactive Web Applications

IWA is ECFMG’s web-based application service. Through IWA, international medical students/graduates may submit the Application for ECFMG Certification, apply for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK, access USMLE scheduling permits, request extension of a USMLE Step1/2 CK eligibility period, and request to have USMLE results withheld from their medical school.

Application for Pathways for ECFMG Certification for 2022 Match

In response to the suspension and subsequent discontinuation of Step 2 CS by the USMLE program, ECFMG has identified Pathways that will allow qualified IMGs who have not passed Step 2 CS to meet the clinical and communication skills requirements for ECFMG Certification for the 2022 Match. Eligible IMGs can use this application to apply to the Pathways.

OASIS—On-line Applicant Status and Information System

OASIS is an on-line service for ECFMG applicants and ECFMG-certified physicians. Through OASIS, international medical students/graduates may review and update their contact information; manage their financial accounts; monitor the status of exam applications and medical education credentials; access their USMLE results; access ERAS Support Services, including obtaining an ERAS Token, uploading eligible supporting documents, and tracking receipt of supporting documents; and complete the physician portion of an on-line application for J-1 visa sponsorship.

ECFMG Credentials Upload Tool

The ECFMG Credentials Upload Tool is a free, web-based service that enables applicants for ECFMG Certification to submit their Final Medical Diploma and related documents to ECFMG to meet the medical education credentials requirements for ECFMG Certification.

World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory)

The World Directory is a free, web-based resource, and its mission is to list all of the medical schools in the world, with accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information on each school. International medical students and graduates who wish to apply to ECFMG for ECFMG Certification and examination will need to consult the World Directory to determine if their school meets ECFMG eligibility requirements.

The World Directory has been developed through a partnership between the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and ECFMG’s foundation, FAIMER, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the University of Copenhagen.

EMSWP—ECFMG Medical School Web Portal

EMSWP provides access to ECFMG’s web-based services for international medical schools. Through EMSWP, schools may verify the status of their students/graduates who apply to ECFMG for USMLE; verify the medical education credentials of their students/graduates; access data on the USMLE performance of their students/graduates; and upload and track supporting documents on behalf of their students/graduates who participate in ERAS. More on EMSWP >

Clinical Skills Evaluation and Attestation Portal

The Clinical Skills Evaluation and Attestation Portal enables authorized officials of international medical schools to complete Clinical Skills Attestations electronically in support of students/graduates applying to Pathways 3, 4, and 5 for ECFMG Certification for the 2022 Match. It also enables licensed physicians to complete ECFMG Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX) evaluations electronically for students/graduates applying to Pathway 6 for ECFMG Certification for the 2022 Match.

CVS ON-LINE—Certification Verification Service On-line

CVS ON-LINE provides web-based access to ECFMG’s Certification Verification Service. International medical graduates may use CVS ON-LINE to request that confirmation of their ECFMG certification status be sent to medical licensing authorities in the United States. Authorized contacts of U.S. medical licensing authorities, residency programs, and employers may use CVS ON-LINE to request confirmation of the ECFMG certification status of international medical graduates.

EVNet—Exchange Visitor Network

EVNet is an on-line application system for Training Program Liaisons (TPLs) at U.S. teaching hospitals and research institutions. Authorized TPLs use EVNet to submit information to ECFMG about positions that have been offered to physicians who are applying to ECFMG for J-1 visa sponsorship and to obtain up-to-date reports on J-1 physicians currently sponsored by ECFMG.

Employment Application

The on-line employment application provides access to the list of open jobs within ECFMG and its non-profit foundation, FAIMER. Interested individuals can use this service to apply for open jobs.

EPICSM—Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials Physician Portal

EPIC is an on-line tool for physicians and the entities that register/license, employ, and educate them. Individual physicians use the EPIC Physician Portal to build a web-based career portfolio of their primary-source verified medical credentials, and have reports on the authenticity of those credentials sent electronically to any organization, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit the EPIC website.

EPICSM—Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials Report Portal

Medical regulatory authorities, hospitals, academic institutions, and other entities use the EPIC Report Portal to access verification reports on the medical education, training, and registration/licensure credentials of individual physicians as requested by those physicians. For more information, visit the EPIC website.

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