The ECFMG Reporter

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 2020 Issues

Issue 348 – April 3, 2020
  • USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Testing Suspension to Continue Through May 31, 2020
Issue 347 – April 2, 2020
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: Prometric Closures and Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3
  • COVID-19 Updates and Resources from USMLE®
Issue 346 – March 27, 2020
  • Department of State Signals Visa Processing for Medical Professionals Will Move Forward
Issue 345 – March 23, 2020
  • Match Day Adds 7,000+ International Medical Graduates to U.S. GME Programs
Issue 344 – March 17, 2020
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: Prometric Closures
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable March 20-22
Issue 343 – March 13, 2020
  • USMLE® Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Testing Temporarily Suspended Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020
  • USMLE to Waive Fees for Eligibility Period Extensions and Testing Region Changes
Issue 342 – March 9, 2020
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Individuals Planning to Take Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS)
Issue 341 – February 14, 2020
  • ECFMG Statement on USMLE® Policy Changes
  • ECFMG Closing for Presidents’ Day Holiday
Issue 340 – February 12, 2020
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable February 14-16
  • Latest on 2023 Accreditation Requirement Published in Journal of Medical Regulation
Issue 339 – February 3, 2020
  • New Travel Restrictions Will Not Impact Visa Classifications Commonly Used for U.S. Graduate Medical Education (GME)
  • Potential Impact of Coronavirus on USMLE® Examination Administrations
  • Resource to Help Students Select a Medical School
Issue 338 – January 15, 2020
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable January 17-19
Issue 337 – January 9, 2020
  • ECFMG/FAIMER Boards Elect New Trustees
  • Follow ECFMG on Social Media

 2019 Issues

Issue 336 – December 31, 2019
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable January 4
Issue 335 – December 18, 2019
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable December 20-22
Issue 334 – December 11, 2019
  • Dr. Pinsky Conducts National Media Tour with Renowned Forensic Pathologist
  • USMLE® Score Reporting Schedule
  • USMLE Review Focuses on Patient Individuality
  • ECFMG®/FAIMER® Convenes Stakeholders to Discuss Impact of Hahnemann University Hospital Closure
  • Change in Minimum Passing Score for Step 3
Issue 333 – November 13, 2019
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable November 16-17
Issue 332 - October 16, 2019
  • ECFMG’s IWA Unavailable October 16
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable October 18-20
Issue 331 - October 11, 2019
  • Possible Changes to USMLE® Scores – Continuing the Discussion
  • Computer-Assisted Scoring Coming to Step 2 CS
  • Step 2 CS Score Release for July 14 – September 7 Testing Period
Issue 330 - September 27, 2019
  • Computer-Assisted Scoring Coming to USMLE® Step 2 CS
  • USMLE Step 3 – Delay in Score Reporting
  • Steven D. Kirkpatrick Selected as Next ECFMG®/FAIMER® Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
  • Follow ECFMG on Social Media
Issue 329 - September 23, 2019
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable September 24
Issue 328 - September 20, 2019
  • Certain ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable September 20-21
Issue 327 - September 6, 2019
  • FAIMER® Institute Fellowship Program
  • USMLE® Step 1 and Step 2 CK – Score Delays in 2020
  • AAMC Publishes Tools to Support U.S. Residency Program Research and Application Strategy
Issue 326 - August 28, 2019
  • ECFMG’s 2020 Information Booklet on ECFMG Certification and Application Materials Now Available
Issue 325 - August 22, 2019
  • Information on 2023 Accreditation Requirement for ECFMG Certification Now Available in 11 Languages
  • Reminder: ECFMG's IWA Unavailable August 26-27
  • Reminder: Incomplete USMLE® Exam Applications in IWA Will Be Deleted on August 26
Issue 324 - August 13, 2019
  • ECFMG’s IWA Unavailable August 26-27
  • Incomplete USMLE® Exam Applications in IWA Will Be Deleted on August 26
Issue 323 - August 9, 2019
  • Call for Nominations to ECFMG/FAIMER Board of Trustees
Issue 322 - August 8, 2019
  • Availability of ECFMG's 2020 Information Booklet on ECFMG Certification and Application Materials
  • ECFMG Co-Organizing Symposium to Address Global Health Workforce Accreditation and Regulation Issues
  • New Case Studies Offer Actionable Insights to Reduce Clinician Burnout and Improve Well-Being
Issue 321 - July 22, 2019
  • Reminder: Public Comment Period for USMLE® Score Reporting Recommendations Ends July 26
Issue 320 - July 11, 2019
  • ECFMG®/FAIMER® Awards $180,000 in Grants to Support Global Community Health Projects
  • InCUS Webinar Now Available
Issue 319 - June 26, 2019
  • ERAS® 2020 Residency Tokens Now Available
  • Requirement for ERAS 2020 Applicants to Emergency Medicine Programs
  • ECFMG®/FAIMER® Announces Recipients of 2019 Student Projects for Health Awards
  • NBME® Issues 2020 John P. Hubbard Award Call for Nominations
Issue 318 - June 13, 2019
  • Preliminary Recommendations for USMLE Score Reporting Now Available
Issue 317 - June 12, 2019
  • Jeanette Mladenovic, MD, MBA, Selected as Next President of FAIMER
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable June 15
Issue 316 - May 29, 2019
  • ERAS 2020 Program Information for IMGs Now Available
  • Requirement for ERAS® 2020 Applicants to Emergency Medicine Programs
Issue 315 - May 21, 2019
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable May 23-25
Issue 314 - May 16, 2019
  • Certain ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable May 18-19
Issue 313 - May 14, 2019
  • USMLE Scoring: An Ongoing Conversation
  • Follow ECFMG on Social Media
Issue 312 - April 29, 2019
  • New 2023 Accreditation Section of ECFMG Website
  • 2020 Schedule for Reporting Step 2 CS Results is Available
  • IMGs Participating in 2020 Match Should Apply for Step 2 CS Now
  • New Videos from USMLE®
Issue 311 - April 23, 2019
  • ECFMG and FAIMER Convene Stakeholders to Discuss Immigration Impacts
  • ECFMG President Co-Authors Article on Importance of IMGs to Cardiovascular Care
  • ECFMG/FAIMER Again Named Top Workplace in the Delaware Valley
Issue 310 - April 18, 2019
  • IMGs Participating in 2020 Match Should Apply for Step 2 CS Now
Issue 309 - March 27, 2019
  • On-line Services Are Available
Issue 308 - March 15, 2019
  • IMGs Continue to Show Gains in 2019 Match
Issue 307 - March 13, 2019
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable March 15-17
Issue 306 - January 25, 2019
  • ECFMG President Dr. William W. Pinsky Featured in NBC10 Philadelphia Story on IMGs
  • FAIMER Offering $30,000 Grants to Support Expansion of Community Health Projects That Work
  • New Score Report Format – USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK Examinations
  • Step 1 – Delay in Score Reporting
Issue 305 - January 16, 2019
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable January 19
  • ECFMG Closing in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

 2018 Issues

Issue 304 - December 20, 2018
  • ECFMG Board Elects Next Leaders, Welcomes Stakeholder Input
  • USMLE Step 3 News
  • ECFMG Closing in Observance of Christmas Holiday
Issue 303 - November 19, 2018
  • ECFMG Launches New Blog, Journeys in Medicine
Issue 302 - November 14, 2018
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable November 17
Issue 301 - November 12, 2018
  • ECFMG® Launches Resource to Help Students Select a Medical School
  • Step 2 CS Videos Available on the USMLE® Website
  • Follow ECFMG on Social Media
Issue 300 - October 17, 2018
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable October 20
Issue 299 - October 8, 2018
  • FAIMER® President and CEO John J. Norcini, Ph.D., Announces Retirement
  • USMLE® Step 3 News
  • Step 1 and Step 2 CK – Score Delays in 2019
  • Modern Healthcare Again Names ECFMG/FAIMER a Best Workplace
Issue 298 - September 17, 2018
  • 2019 Information Booklet on ECFMG Certification and Application Materials Now Available
  • New Enhancement to ECFMG Certification of Identity Process for Applicants
Issue 297 - September 10, 2018
  • REMINDER: ECFMG’s Interactive Web Applications (IWA) Unavailable September 12-13
  • REMINDER: Incomplete USMLE Exam Applications in IWA Will Be Deleted on September 12
Issue 296 - August 30, 2018
  • Upcoming Enhancement to ECFMG Certification of Identity Process for Applicants
  • ECFMG’s Interactive Web Applications (IWA) Unavailable September 12-13
  • Incomplete USMLE Exam Applications in IWA Will Be Deleted on September 12
Issue 295 - August 9, 2018
  • ECFMG President Raising Awareness of Impacts of Trump Administration Travel Restrictions
  • Availability of ECFMG’s 2019 Information Booklet on ECFMG Certification and Application Materials
Issue 294 - August 3, 2018
  • REMINDER: IMGs Participating in 2019 Match Should Apply for Step 2 CS Now
Issue 293 - July 6, 2018
  • ECFMG Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Visa Restrictions in Presidential Proclamation
  • ECFMG President Featured in TIME Discussing Impact of Immigration Policies on IMGs and U.S. Health Care System
  • Philadelphia Business Journal Interviews ECFMG President After Supreme Court Decision
  • ECFMG President, Other Medical Leaders Share Their Perspectives on Supreme Court’s Visa Restrictions Decision in Medscape Medical News
Issue 292 - June 27, 2018
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable June 30
  • Deadline Approaching: Requirement for ERAS 2019 Applicants to Emergency Medicine Programs
Issue 291 - June 22, 2018
  • ERAS 2019 Residency Tokens Now Available
  • Follow ECFMG on Social Media
Issue 290 - June 14, 2018
  • 2019 Schedule for Reporting Step 2 CS Results Is Available
  • USMLE Score Interpretation Guidelines – Updated Version Available Now
  • New Practice Questions and Helpful Information for the Step 2 CK Exam Available
  • No Change to Minimum Passing Score for Step 2 CK
  • Step 2 CK – Delay in Score Reporting
Issue 289 - June 1, 2018
  • ERAS® 2019 Program Information for IMGs Now Available
  • Requirement for ERAS 2019 Applicants to Emergency Medicine Programs
  • MyECFMG Mobile App Update Offers New Features for ERAS Applicants
Issue 288 - May 16, 2018
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable May 19-20
Issue 287 - April 9, 2018
  • IMGs Participating in 2019 Match Should Apply for Step 2 CS Now
Issue 286 - March 16, 2018
  • IMGs Show Strong Performance in the 2018 Match
Issue 285 - March 14, 2018
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable March 17-18
Issue 284 - January 17, 2018
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable January 20

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