Organizational Publications

Most ECFMG publications are available on this website. For inquiries regarding publications not found on this website, contact ECFMG by e-mail at

ECFMG Certification Fact Sheet

The ECFMG Certification Fact Sheet provides an introduction to ECFMG Certification, as well as web-based resources for those interested in ECFMG Certification and graduate medical education in the United States.

ECFMG Information Booklet

The ECFMG Information Booklet contains detailed information about ECFMG Certification. Applicants for examination are required to read the applicable edition of the Information Booklet.

Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials

Applicants for ECFMG Certification must submit a copy of their final medical diploma. The Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials lists the exact name of the final medical diploma that these applicants must provide. The Reference Guide lists these medical credential qualifications by country of medical school.

USMLE Bulletin of Information

The USMLE Bulletin of Information contains detailed information about USMLE, a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States. Applicants for examination are required to read the applicable edition of the Bulletin of Information.

ECFMG Fact Card

The ECFMG® Fact Card provides summary annual data on international medical students and graduates pursuing ECFMG Certification, J-1 visa sponsorship, and first-year residency positions in the United States.

Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)

The ECFMG J-1 Visa Sponsorship Fact Sheet provides an overview of ECFMG sponsorship for the J-1 visa, which is commonly used by foreign national physicians to participate in U.S. programs of graduate medical education.

Quick Guides
Other Publications

To order the State Medical Licensure Requirements and Statistics, visit the American Medical Association (AMA) website or call 800-621-8335.

The International Medical Graduate’s Guide to US Medicine & Residency Training, published by the American College of Physicians (ACP) in collaboration with ECFMG, is a valuable resource for international medical graduates and for residency program staff involved in graduate medical education. The book includes information on all aspects of the processes by which international medical graduates can achieve ECFMG Certification, secure positions in U.S. graduate medical education programs, obtain appropriate immigration status, understand and function within the U.S. medical education and health care delivery systems, and adjust to living and working in the United States. To order, visit the ACP website or call ACP Customer Service at 800-523-1546, extension 2600, or 215-351-2600 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States).

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