To apply for examination or request to extend a USMLE Step 1 / Step 2 CK eligibility period, go to ECFMG’s Interactive Web Applications (IWA). Paper forms that are available for other services can be downloaded from this page.
Application for ECFMG Certification
- Certification of Identification Form (Form 186)
USMLE® Step 1/Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (Step 2 CK)
- Certification Statement (Form 183)
- Step 1/Step 2 CK Pre-Exam Checklist (Form 292-S)
- Request to Change USMLE® Step 1/Step 2 CK Testing Region (Form 312)
Certification of Identification Form (Form 186)
The Certification of Identification Form (Form 186) is required as part of the ECFMG certification process to confirm an applicant's identity. After you have completed the on-line part of the Application for ECFMG Certification using ECFMG's Interactive Web Applications (IWA), IWA will generate a Form 186 for you to download and complete. Detailed instructions are provided with the form.
If you have completed the on-line part of an application and been provided with the Certification of Identification Form (Form 186) but need to download/reprint it, access IWA.
Certification Statement (Form 183)
Before an applicant can be registered for USMLE, ECFMG must receive verification of the applicant's status as a currently enrolled student or graduate directly from his/her medical school. ECFMG will request status verification from your medical school via the school’s preferred method, either electronically through the ECFMG Medical School Web Portal (EMSWP) Status Verification program or via a paper form, the Certification Statement (Form 183). If your medical school completes status verification requests via paper form, you will be provided with Form 183 at the end of the on-line USMLE application process in ECFMG’s Interactive Web Applications (IWA).
If you have already completed the on-line part of an IWA exam application and need to download/reprint your Certification Statement (Form 183), access IWA.
USMLE Practice Materials
- Access the USMLE website for practice materials for all Steps and Step Components. Please note these materials are updated periodically.
Medical Education Credentials
- Please note that the Medical School Release Request (Form 345) has been eliminated. Applicants no longer need to complete this form as part of the credentials verification process for ECFMG Certification.
Scores and Transcripts
- USMLE Transcript Request Forms (provides a complete score history of USMLE exams taken)
- ECFMG Examination History Chart (provides a complete score history of non-USMLE exams
- USMLE Step 1/Step 2 CK Score Recheck Request Form (Form 265)
- ECFMG CSA History Chart (Form 297) for requests from individuals
- ECFMG CSA History Chart (Form 298) for requests from institutions
Certification Verification Service (CVS)
Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
- Access information on how to .
The Token is a 14-digit, alpha-numeric code that you request via ECFMG’s OASIS. You must obtain a Token in order to register at MyERAS and start your residency application. The request is fulfilled entirely on-line. Your Token is associated with your USMLE ID, ECFMG Status Report, and USMLE transcript; therefore, do not allow any other ERAS participant to use your Token.
How do I request a Residency Token?
Log in to ECFMG’s OASIS and select ERAS Support Services from the menu. You will then see the option to Request a Residency Token.
When will Tokens for ERAS 2022 be available?
Tokens for ERAS 2022 became available on June 24, 2021.
How much does the Token cost?
There is a $155 non-refundable fee for this service.
How can I pay the Token fee?
When you request your Token using OASIS, you can pay on-line using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express). You can also pay by electronic check from a checking account at a U.S. bank.
Once I request the Token, when will it be issued?
After your payment is approved, click Continue on the payment confirmation page for immediate access to your Token. Your Token will remain on the ERAS Token Request page in OASIS and MyECFMG and may be accessed at any time during the ERAS season.
Can I use my ERAS 2022 Token to apply in future seasons?
No. The ERAS software will not recognize a Token issued for previous ERAS seasons. You need one Token per ERAS season, and you can use that one Token to apply to as many specialties and programs as you want during the ERAS season. You can also use your 2022 Token to apply for both a clinical year (PGY-1), which begins in 2022, and for an advanced position (PGY-2), which begins in 2023 (e.g., Radiology, Neurology, etc.).
I am a fellowship applicant. How do I request a Token?
Fellowship Tokens must be requested through the ERAS Fellowships Documents Office (EFDO). Tokens requested through ECFMG’s OASIS are for residency applications only. If you are currently enrolled in a residency program and require a Token for a fellowship application, you must request your Token through EFDO.
Last updated June 25, 2021.X