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Application for ECFMG® Certification Instructions
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  Item 1:  Name of Applicant  
 

The name shown in Item 1 is the name in your ECFMG record. If this name is no longer your correct and current legal name, you must change the name in your ECFMG record before you complete the Application for ECFMG Certification. Follow the instructions in Item 1 on how to have your ECFMG record changed to reflect your correct and current legal name.


 
  Item 2:  Date Of Birth  
 

The date shown in Item 2 is the date of birth in your ECFMG record. If this is not your correct date of birth, you must change the date of birth in your ECFMG record before you can complete the Application for ECFMG Certification. Follow the instructions in Item 2 on how to have your ECFMG record changed to reflect your correct date of birth.


 
  Item 3:  Gender  
 

The gender shown in Item 3 is the gender in your ECFMG record. If this is not your correct gender, you must change the gender in your ECFMG record before you can complete the Application for ECFMG Certification. Follow the instructions in Item 3 on how to have your ECFMG record changed to reflect your correct gender.


 
  Item 4:  E-mail Address  
 

The e-mail address shown in Item 4 is the e-mail address in your ECFMG record. If this is not the correct e-mail address, change your e-mail address by selecting “No” and then entering your correct e-mail address in the space provided. This change will be reflected in your ECFMG record after you submit the Application for ECFMG Certification.

If there is no e-mail address listed in Item 4, there is currently no e-mail address listed in your ECFMG record. You must provide an e-mail address in order to complete the Application for ECFMG Certification. This e-mail address will be reflected in your ECFMG record after you submit the Application for ECFMG Certification.


 
  Item 5:  Medical Education Status  
 

To be eligible to complete the Application for ECFMG Certification, you must be either a graduate of or a student officially enrolled in a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®).

If you are a medical school graduate, your graduation year must be included in the school's IMED listing. If you are a medical school student, the "Graduation Years" in IMED for your medical school must be listed as "Current."

To confirm that you meet these requirements, access IMED through the ECFMG website.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In some countries, in addition to completing the medical school curriculum, individuals must complete a period of internship and/or social service or fulfill other requirements, such as a thesis or state/national examination, to be eligible for the final medical diploma. If you are in the process of completing the requirements to be eligible for the final medical diploma, you should indicate you are a “Student.” If you have completed the requirements to be eligible for the final medical diploma, you should indicate you are a “Graduate,” regardless of whether your final medical diploma has been issued.

For information on eligibility for USMLE examination, refer to the ECFMG Information Booklet.


 
  Item 6:  Certification by Applicant  
 

You must read the Certification by Applicant statements and click each check box to indicate that you have read, understood, and agree to each statement. If you do not click each check box, you will not be able to proceed with the Application for ECFMG Certification.

Application Summary and Method of Payment
This is a summary of the information you provided in your Application for ECFMG Certification. You may want to print a copy of the summary for your reference, however, this is for your records only. This is not a substitute for your application. Do not mail the application summary to ECFMG. The application summary will not be accepted as an Application for ECFMG Certification.

Read this application summary carefully. This is your last opportunity to make changes or corrections to the information before making payment and submitting your application to ECFMG.

Payment for an application may be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) or by electronic check (U.S. bank accounts only). First, indicate whether you are making payment by credit card or by check. Once you enter the payment information as outlined below, you will receive a notification of whether your payment is approved or rejected. If your payment attempt is unsuccessful, you will be able to select another payment option and try again.

Payments by Credit Card
Before you proceed, make sure you have the credit card information ready. You will be entering our secured payment website and will have a limited amount of time to enter the required information. You must provide the following:

  • Credit card account number
  • Credit card expiration date
  • Cardholder's name
  • Cardholder's billing address

Payments by Electronic Check
Before you proceed, make sure you have the checking account information ready. You should have a check in hand from the account you wish to use. The checking account information you will be required to provide must be from a U.S. banking institution. You will be entering our secured payment website and will have a limited amount of time to enter the required information. You must provide the following:

  • Account holder's name
  • Check number
  • Account holder's e-mail address
  • Account holder's U.S. address (street, city, state, and zip code)
  • American Bankers Association (ABA) routing number, bank account number, and check number (all of the numbers along the bottom of your check)
  • Account holder's U.S. Social Security Number or U.S. Driver's License Number
 
 
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