On-line Services Overview
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, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS; access USMLE scheduling permits; request extension of a USMLE Step1/2 CK eligibility period; access a Step 2 CS visa letter, if requested at the time of application; and request to have USMLE results withheld from their medical school.
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; access the IMG Advisors Network (IAN); and complete the physician portion of an on-line application for J-1 visa sponsorship.
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.
Step 2 CS Calendar and Scheduling is the on-line service for applicants who plan to take Step 2 CS. All international medical students/graduates may use this service to access the calendar of available test dates at all test centers. International medical students/graduates who are registered for Step 2 CS may use the service to monitor available testing appointments at all test centers, and to schedule, confirm, cancel, and reschedule testing appointments.
IAN, a free web-based service of the ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHO), connects qualifying international medical students/graduates who plan to enter U.S. graduate medical education (GME) with advisors who can answer questions about participating in U.S. GME and living in the United States. IAN advisors are volunteers who are certified by ECFMG and have entered a U.S. training program.
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 >
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 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.
The on-line employment application provides access to the list of open jobs within ECFMG; its nonprofit foundation, FAIMER; and its Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC). Interested individuals can use this service to apply for open jobs.
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.
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.