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ECFMG may provide international medical schools with data on the performance of their students and graduates who apply to ECFMG for USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS). At the start of the exam application, you will be presented with a notice outlining ECFMG's practices regarding the provision of these data to international medical schools as well as the process by which you can request to have your individual exam results withheld from your medical school. You must certify that you have read, understood, and agree to this notice. If you do not check the box certifying that you have read, understood, and agree to this notice, you will not be able to continue with the application.


Item 1. Physician License in the United States
Indicate whether you have already been granted a physician license by a U.S. medical licensing authority based on other licensure examinations, such as the Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX), the NBME certifying examinations, or National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners COMLEX-USA.

Note: If you are a medical student, it is very unlikely that you have already been granted a physician license.


Item 2. Select an Exam
Select the exam you wish to take. After you complete Item 22 of this application, you will have the option to apply for other exams using the same application, provided you meet the eligibility requirements for the other exams.


Item 3. Eligibility Period (Step 1 and Step 2 CK only)
Select the three-month eligibility period during which you want to take the exam. Please note that USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK are not offered during the first 14 days of January or on major local holidays. Your eligibility period will not be adjusted to compensate for dates when the exams are not available.

Your application does not need to be received in advance of an eligibility period to obtain that eligibility period. To select and obtain an eligibility period, ECFMG must receive the on-line part of your application, verification from your medical school of your graduate or student status and any other documents required to complete your application by the 24th day of that eligibility period, and the processing of your application must be completed by the 25th day of that eligibility period.

For all applicants, although you can select an eligibility period as late as the 24th day of that eligibility period, there is no guarantee that you will be assigned that eligibility period, since the processing of your application may not be completed by the 25th day of the eligibility period. If your application is not processed in time to assign the eligibility period you select, you will be assigned to the next available eligibility period, based on the date your application is processed. Your assigned eligibility period will not be adjusted to compensate for days that have already passed. The eligibility period assigned to you will be listed on your scheduling permit. You must read the editions of the ECFMG Information Booklet and the USMLE Bulletin of Information that pertain to the eligibility period in which you take the exam.

Item 3. Eligibility Period, Test Center, and Visa Letter (Step 2 CS only)
For additional information on Step 2 CS eligibility periods, test centers, and registration documents, refer to the ECFMG Information Booklet.

3.1 Eligibility Period (Step 2 CS only): Applicants registered for Step 2 CS are assigned a 12-month eligibility period during which they must take the exam. Your eligibility period begins on the date that you are registered for Step 2 CS. Your eligibility period will be listed on your Step 2 CS scheduling permit.

3.2 Test Centers (Step 2 CS only): Test centers for Step 2 CS are located in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. Applicants registered for Step 2 CS select their test center, subject to availability, when they schedule their testing appointment. Travel information for each test center can be accessed through the ECFMG and USMLE websites.

3.3 Visa Letter (Step 2 CS only): Applicants traveling to the United States to take Step 2 CS who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. lawful permanent residents are responsible for obtaining required travel documents. These documents may include a visa to enter the United States. Upon request, ECFMG provides applicants with a letter that may assist during the process of applying for a visa. The letter indicates that the applicant is registered for Step 2 CS, one of the exams required for ECFMG Certification. The letter also indicates that the applicant is required to travel to the United States to take the exam and provides the date by which the applicant must complete the exam. To request this letter, check the box in Item 3.3. You will be able to print the letter by accessing IWA after completion of the registration process. You should also review current requirements prior to applying for a visa by visiting the websites of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at www.dhs.gov and the Department of State at http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/visit.html.

Item 4. Testing Region and International Test Delivery Surcharge, if Applicable (Step 1 and Step 2 CK only)
Select a Testing Region from the list. You must choose a testing region when you apply, but you will not choose a particular testing center within this region until you schedule your testing appointment. You must take the exam in the testing region you select. You should refer to the Prometric website for information on specific test centers. Additionally, if you plan to test in Egypt, Hong Kong, India, or Israel, refer to the special information below.

Special Information About Testing in Egypt:
Egypt is in Prometric's Middle East testing region. If you would like to take the exam in Egypt, select Middle East.

Special Information About Testing in Hong Kong:
Hong Kong is in Prometric's Asia testing region. If you would like to take the exam in Hong Kong, select Asia.

Special Information About Testing in India:
India is in Prometric's India testing region. If you would like to take the exam in India, select India.

Special Information About Testing in Israel:
Israel is in Prometric's Europe testing region. If you would like to take the exam in Israel, select Europe.


Item 5. Examinees with Documented Disabilities
Check "Yes" only if you have a documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and intend to request test accommodations for the exam you selected. Checking "Yes" will temporarily place your scheduling permit on hold so that you may submit your request and supporting documentation directly to the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®). You must go to the Test Accommodations section of the USMLE website at www.usmle.org to review and access all instructions, guidelines, and forms for requesting test accommodations for USMLE examinations. Your scheduling permit will be released after your request has been processed by NBME.
Step 1 and Step 2 CK: Following a review of a request for test accommodations, the eligibility period you selected in Item 3 may be adjusted, if needed, to allow a full three-month eligibility period in which to schedule the exam.
Step 2 CS: You will be assigned a full 12-month eligibility period that begins on the date that the processing of your request for accommodations is completed.


Item 6. Name of Applicant
The name shown in Item 6 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 applying for examination. Follow the instructions in Item 6 on how to have your ECFMG record changed to reflect your correct and current legal name.

When you arrive at the test center on the date of your exam, you must present an unexpired form of government-issued identification that includes your name in the Latin alphabet, signature, and recent photograph (see information on acceptable identification under Taking the Examination in the ECFMG Information Booklet). Your name, as it appears on your scheduling permit, must match exactly the name on the form(s) of identification you present at the test center. Please review your scheduling permit for details and limited exceptions.

Applicants with a Valid Certification of Identification Form on file:
Although the Certification of Identification Form (Form 186) is valid indefinitely once it is accepted, it must continue to bear your correct and current legal name. If your legal name changes in the future, you will need to complete another Form 186 bearing your correct and current legal name as part of the application process.

Graduates Only: If the name on your medical diploma is not your correct and current legal name, you must submit documentation that verifies that the name on your diploma is or was your name. Do not request the name in your ECFMG record to be changed to the name on your diploma if the name on your diploma is not your correct and current legal name.


Item 7. Contact Information
You are required to provide a full and complete address for your residence. This address is where ECFMG will send you correspondence, including your Standard ECFMG Certificate if and when earned. The three lines for street address and the line for city (if applicable) are case-sensitive. You should use proper case when entering your address. This means you must capitalize only the first letter of each of the words in the address and use lower case for the remainder of the letters. Do not use all capital or all lower case letters.
U.S. law currently restricts interactions between U.S. organizations and entities in certain countries/regions, including Crimea, North Korea, and Syria.

If you are ordinarily resident in North Korea, Crimea or Syria you cannot continue with this application. The USMLE exam sponsors do not currently have authorization to administer examinations to individuals who are ordinarily resident in these countries/regions. If you submit an exam application, and it is determined that you are ordinarily resident in North Korea, Crimea or Syria, you will not be registered for USMLE.
You must also provide an e-mail address in this section. ECFMG will use this e-mail address to communicate important information. If you do not have an e-mail address, you cannot apply for examination.

You can also enter your telephone/fax numbers. If any of your contact information (including e-mail address) has changed, you can make the necessary changes in this item. This new contact information will be reflected in your ECFMG record after you submit the on-line part of your application and it is processed by ECFMG.



Item 8. U.S. Social Security Number and/or National Identification Number
If you have a U.S. Social Security Number, enter it in the space provided. If you have been issued a national identification number from a country other than the United States, enter it in the space provided and specify the country that issued it.



Item 9. Date and Place of Birth
The date shown in Item 9 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 applying for examination. Follow the instructions in Item 9 on how to have your ECFMG record changed to reflect your correct date of birth.

Enter the name of the city where you were born, the state/province where you were born (if applicable), and the country where you were born.



Item 10. Gender
The gender shown in Item 10 is the gender in your ECFMG record. If this is not your correct gender, you must change the gender in your ECFMG record before applying for examination. Follow the instructions in Item 10 on how to have your ECFMG record changed to reflect your correct gender.



Item 11. Native Language
Choosing a particular answer to this question will not affect the outcome of your application. If you choose to respond, indicate whether your native language is English or a language other than English. If your native language is not English, enter the name of your native language.



Item 12. Other Languages Spoken
If you speak a language or languages other than English at home, indicate the language(s) spoken. Check all that apply. Although you are encouraged to complete this item, providing this information is voluntary. This information will be used for research purposes and will be kept confidential. Choosing a particular answer or answers, or choosing not to answer this question, will not affect the outcome of your application.



Item 13 A. Citizenship
Select the country of your citizenship at birth, upon entering medical school, and now. Indicate whether you are/have been a U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder). If you answer "Yes," enter the year in which you obtained this status.



Item 13 B. Current Passport
Select the country that issued your current passport and provide your passport number and expiration date. If you do not have a current passport, check the box in Item 13 B.



Item 14. Ethnicity
Select the option(s) that best describe(s) your ethnicity. Select all that apply. Although you are encouraged to complete this item, providing this information is voluntary. This information will be used for research purposes and will be kept confidential. Choosing a particular answer or answers, or choosing not to answer this question, will not affect the outcome of your application.



Item 15 A. Present Employment
Indicate whether you are currently employed. If you answer "Yes," enter the name of the institution/company where you are employed, the institution/company address, the type of position, job title, and the date you started employment at that institution/company. If you are employed as a Physician or Resident/Fellow/House Officer, select your clinical discipline/specialty from the list.



Item 15 B. Postgraduate Medical Training
Indicate whether you have completed a program of postgraduate medical/surgical training. If you answer "Yes," select from the lists the clinical discipline/specialty and the country where you completed the training.



Item 16. The ECFMG® Reporter
The ECFMG® Reporter provides important information regarding the ECFMG certification process and entry into graduate medical education in the United States. The ECFMG® Reporter may also advise you of services and programs offered by other organizations in connection with the certification process or graduate medical education in the United States.

The ECFMG® Reporter is a free publication. Interested individuals can join or leave The ECFMG® Reporter subscriber list or update their e-mail addresses at any time by visiting the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org/reporter/index.html or by writing to: Assistant Vice President, Communications & Outreach, ECFMG, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-2685, USA.

All applicants should subscribe to The ECFMG® Reporter. If you wish to receive The ECFMG® Reporter, check the box in Item 16.



Item 17. Medical Education Status
Both ECFMG and USMLE policy require that, to be eligible for a USMLE exam, you must be either a medical school student officially enrolled or a medical school graduate both at the time you apply AND on your test day. Certifying in Item 17 that you are currently a student officially enrolled in medical school when you are not officially enrolled may result in a determination of irregular behavior. See Eligibility for Examination in the applicable edition of the ECFMG Information Booklet.

  • For students: if you are dismissed or withdraw(n) from medical school, you are not eligible for USMLE, even if you are appealing the school's decision to dismiss you or are otherwise contesting your status.


  • For students: if you take a leave of absence from medical school, you should consult with your school about whether you will be considered officially enrolled in medical school during leave. Your medical school may consider a student on leave of absence to be withdrawn from medical school. You are not eligible for USMLE if you are considered withdrawn.


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.




Item 18. Medical School Information
Highlight the country where the medical school from which you graduated or expect to graduate is located and click the "Select" button to view the list of medical schools in that country that are currently listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) as meeting eligibility requirements for their students and graduates to apply to ECFMG for ECFMG Certification and examination.

Select the name of the medical school from which you graduated or expect to graduate. The address of the medical school will appear below.

If you are not able to identify your medical school in this list, click "search" for expanded search options.

If your medical school assigned you a unique student Identification Number, enter that number. ECFMG will provide your medical school with this number if your medical school participates in EMSWP Status Verification. This will assist your medical school in identifying you for the purpose of verifying your status.

Also enter your dates of attendance and number of years attended at this school, your graduation date, the date your medical diploma was or will be issued, and the title of the medical degree. Attendance dates should be listed only for the medical school that awarded or will award your medical degree; attendance dates for any other medical schools or institutions that you previously attended should be listed in Items 19 and 20, respectively. For a list of the degree titles acceptable to ECFMG, refer to the Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials on the ECFMG website.

If you are or were required to complete an internship prior to receiving your medical diploma, enter the start and end dates of your internship. If you are or were required to complete a period of government or social service prior to receiving your medical diploma, enter the start and end dates of your government or social service.



Item 19. Other Medical School(s) Attended
Indicate whether you attended any medical school(s), or were enrolled in any medical school(s), other than the medical school you entered in Item 18. For institutions other than medical schools, see Item 20.

You must add all medical schools you ever attended or were formally enrolled in (other than the medical school you already listed in Item 18), even if you attended a medical school for a short period of time and/or transferred no credits from a medical school. If you have questions about whether you must list a medical school in Item 19, contact ECFMG Applicant Information Services at (215) 386-5900 or info@ecfmg.org.

To add a medical school, click "Add." To edit or delete a medical school, select the medical school from the list and click "Edit" or "Delete." When you have entered all your medical schools, click "Next" to continue.



Item 19 A. Add Other Medical School
Highlight the country where the medical school you previously attended is located and click the "Select" button to view a list of medical schools in that country that are currently listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) as meeting eligibility requirements for their students and graduates to apply to ECFMG for ECFMG Certification and examination.

Select the name of the medical school you previously attended. The address of the medical school will appear below.

If you are not able to identify the medical school in this list, click "search" for expanded search options.

If the medical school does not appear in the list, check "Medical School Not Found" and enter the full, official name of the medical school, the country where the school is located, the official address of the medical school, and the name of the university with which the medical school is affiliated (if applicable).

If this medical school assigned you a unique student Identification Number, enter that number. Also enter the dates of attendance and number of years attended at this school. Attendance dates should be listed for this school only; do not include attendance dates for the medical school that awarded or will award your medical degree.

Indicate whether you transferred credits from this medical school to the medical school that awarded or will award your medical degree.

To add credits, click "Add." To edit or delete credits, select the course from the list and click "Edit" or "Delete." When you have entered all your transfer credits, click "Save" to continue.



Item 19 B. Transfer Credits
Transfer credits refer to any course work completed at another medical school or institution for which you were awarded credit by the medical school you entered in Item 18. These courses may appear on your final transcript as “transferred” or “exempt.” If you are unsure of your transfer credit status, please contact your medical school.

For each transferred course, list the title of the course, the number of credits earned, indicate whether the course was passed at the medical school at which it was taken, and enter the date the credits were earned. List each course title exactly as it appears on the official transcript from the medical school at which the course was taken.

You must document these credits at the time of application by submitting a copy of an official transcript from the medical school at which the course was taken. Additional documentation may be required. Please see Transfer Credits in the applicable edition of the ECFMG Information Booklet. You must disclose and document these credits, regardless of when they were earned. Failure to disclose and document these credits may have a number of negative consequences, including delaying exam registration and certification by ECFMG, and may result in a finding of irregular behavior. See information on transfer credits and medical education credentials in the applicable edition of the ECFMG Information Booklet.



Item 20. Other Institution(s) Attended
Enter any institution other than a medical school from which you transferred credits to the medical school that awarded or will award your medical degree. You should only enter this information if the credits you transferred from this institution to the medical school that awarded or will award your medical degree were applied to completion of the requirements for the medical degree.

To add an institution, click "Add." To edit or delete an institution, select the institution from the list and click "Edit" or "Delete." When you have entered all your institutions, click "Next" to continue.



Item 20 A. Add Other Institution Attended
For each institution other than a medical school from which you transferred credits to the medical school that awarded or will award your medical degree, enter the official name and address of the institution from which the credits were transferred.

To add credits, click "Add." To edit or delete credits, select the course from the list and click "Edit" or "Delete." When you have entered all your transfer credits, click "Save" to continue.



Item 20 B. Transfer Credits
Transfer credits refer to any course work completed at another medical school or institution for which you were awarded credit by the medical school you entered in Item 18. These courses may appear on your final transcript as “transferred” or “exempt.” If you are unsure of your transfer credit status, please contact your medical school.

For each transferred course, list the title of the course, the number of credits earned, indicate whether the course was passed at the institution at which it was taken, and enter the date the credits were earned. List the course title exactly as it appears on the official transcript from the institution at which the course was taken.

You must document these credits at the time of application by submitting a copy of an official transcript from the institution at which the course was taken. Additional documentation may be required. Please see Transfer Credits in the applicable edition of the ECFMG Information Booklet. You must disclose and document these credits, regardless of when they were earned. Failure to disclose and document these credits may have a number of negative consequences, including delaying exam registration and certification by ECFMG, and may result in a finding of irregular behavior and permanent annotation of your ECFMG record. See information on transfer credits and medical education credentials in the applicable edition of the ECFMG Information Booklet.



Item 21. Clinical Clerkships
The term clinical clerkships refers to that period in your medical education in the clinical disciplines during which, as a medical student, you gained practical experience in hospitals or clinics through rotations, pregraduate internships, etc.

To enter a clinical clerkship, click "Add." To edit or delete a clinical clerkship, select the clinical clerkship from the list and click "Edit" or "Delete." When you have entered all your clinical clerkships, click "Next" to continue.



Item 21 A. Add Clinical Clerkship
For all clinical clerkships, select the clinical discipline from the list, and enter the name of the hospital/clinic, the hospital/clinic address, and the name of the physician who supervised the clinical clerkship. You must also provide the dates of the clinical clerkship.



Item 22. Graduates Only
Medical Diploma

Indicate which of the following statements applies to you.

I have graduated from medical school and have previously submitted to ECFMG a copy of my medical diploma.

I have graduated from medical school and am submitting a copy of my medical diploma with an English translation (if required).

I have graduated from medical school, but my medical diploma has not been issued. I am submitting a letter from my medical school that confirms I graduated, have met all requirements to receive my medical diploma, and states the date my medical diploma will be issued (refer to Eligibility for Examination in the ECFMG Information Booklet for the exact language required in this letter); and an English translation of the letter (if required).

Name on Medical Diploma: If the name in your ECFMG record is correct but this name does not match exactly your name as listed on your medical diploma, you must submit documentation that verifies the name on your diploma is or was your name. Do not request the name in your ECFMG record to be changed to the name on your diploma if the name on your diploma is not your correct and current legal name. If you do not provide acceptable documentation that verifies your name, your application will be rejected. Enter your name as it appears on your medical diploma or letter from your medical school.



Item 22. Students Only
Status of Medical School Student

Answer "Yes" or "No" to each question concerning your status as a medical school student. If you answer "No" to either question, you are not eligible for examination.

The minimum eligibility requirements for medical school students are:

To be eligible for Step 1, Step 2 CK, or Step 2 CS, you must be officially enrolled in a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) as meeting eligibility requirements for its students and graduates to apply to ECFMG for ECFMG Certification and examination, both at the time that you apply and on your test day. In addition, the "Graduation Years" in the ECFMG note on the Sponsor Notes tab of your medical school's World Directory listing must be listed as "Current" at the time you apply and on your test day. As soon as you graduate and receive your medical diploma, you must submit a copy of your medical diploma to ECFMG (see Medical Education Credentials in the ECFMG Information Booklet).

In addition to being currently enrolled as described above, to be eligible for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, you must have completed at least two years of medical school. This eligibility requirement means that you must have completed the basic medical science component of the medical school curriculum by the beginning of your eligibility period.

ECFMG reserves the right to reverify with the medical school the eligibility of medical school students who are registered for an exam. If your medical school informs ECFMG that your status has changed, and ECFMG verifies you are no longer eligible for examination, your registration will be canceled. If ECFMG requests reverification of your student status with your medical school after you have taken an examination, your score report will be issued only after reverification of your status has been received by ECFMG.



Item 23. Certification by Applicant
You must read the Certification by Applicant statement and click the check box to indicate that you have read, understood, and agree to the statement. If you do not click the check box, you will not be able to proceed with your application.



Application Summary and Method of Payment
This is a summary of the information you provided in the on-line part of your application. Read this application summary carefully. This is your last opportunity to make changes or corrections to the information before making payment and submitting the on-line part of your application to ECFMG.

Payment for an on-line application may be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) or by electronic check (U.S. bank accounts only). Once your payment is approved, you will be able to proceed to the final part of the application, which provides information about verification of your status as a medical school student or graduate. If your payment attempt is unsuccessful, you will be able to select another payment option and try again.

Status Verification
ECFMG will request verification of your status as a currently enrolled medical school student or graduate 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 (Certification Statement Form 183). If your medical school completes status verification requests electronically, you will be notified at the end of the on-line application process. If your medical school completes status verification requests via paper form, you will be provided with the form at the end of the on-line application process.



CERTIFICATION STATEMENT (FORM 183)
If your medical school completes status verification requests via paper form, you will be required to complete a Certification Statement (Form 183).

Your next step is to print the Certification Statement (Form 183). The Certification Statement (Form 183) must be completed by you and certified by an authorized official of your medical school. The official must provide his/her name, official title, and the institution name. The official must affix the institution's seal in the designated section of the Certification Statement (Form 183). Each medical school has been requested to provide ECFMG with a list of the officials authorized by the school to certify Form 183. Your Certification Statement (Form 183) must be certified by an official on this list. Contact your medical school to determine the officials authorized by your medical school for this purpose; ECFMG will not provide this information to applicants. If your form is not signed by an authorized official, it will not be accepted. The Certification Statement (Form 183) must be sent to ECFMG directly from the office of the medical school official who certified the form. If the form is not sent to ECFMG from the office of the medical school official, it will not be accepted. It must be sent to ECFMG as soon as possible, and must be received by ECFMG no later than four months from the date you submit the on-line part of your application. Additionally, the certifying official must have signed the form within four months of its receipt at ECFMG.

USMLE Step 1/Step 2 CK only: Your application does not need to be received in advance of an eligibility period to obtain that eligibility period. To select and obtain an eligibility period, ECFMG must receive the on-line part of your application, verification of your student or graduate status by your medical school, and any other documents required to complete your application by the 24th day of that eligibility period, and the processing of your application must be completed by ECFMG by the 25th day of that eligibility period. It typically takes two weeks from receipt of a complete application for ECFMG to process the application. This means that, although you can select an eligibility period as late as the 24th day of that eligibility period, there is no guarantee that you will be assigned that eligibility period, since the processing of your application may not be completed by the 25th day of the eligibility period. If the processing of your application is not completed in time to assign the eligibility period you select, you will be assigned to the next available eligibility period, based on the date your application is processed. Your assigned eligibility period will not be adjusted to compensate for days that have already passed. The eligibility period assigned to you will be listed on your scheduling permit.



Instructions for Certification Statement (Form 183)
  • Print a copy of the Certification Statement (Form 183) by clicking your web browser's "Print" button. If a portion of the Certification Statement (Form 183) is cut off on the copy that you print, you will need to adjust the margins under "Page Setup" in your browser. Generally, if you set all margins in your browser to 0.25 inches or 2.5 millimeters, the copy of the Certification Statement (Form 183) you print will be complete.

  • Sign and date the Certification Statement (Form 183). The medical school official must sign and date the Certification Statement (Form 183) and provide his/her name, official title, and the institution name. The official must affix the institution's seal in the designated section of the Certification Statement (Form 183). Each medical school has been requested to provide ECFMG with a list of the officials authorized by the school to certify Form 183. Your Certification Statement (Form 183) must be certified by an official on this list. Contact your medical school to determine the officials authorized by your medical school for this purpose; ECFMG will not provide this information to applicants. If your form is not signed by an authorized official, it will not be accepted. The signature of the official must be current; the official must have signed the Certification Statement (Form 183) within four months of the date that it is received at ECFMG. The form must be sent to ECFMG directly from the office of the medical school official who certified the form. If the form is not sent to ECFMG from the office of the medical school official, it will not be accepted.

  • The following documents must also be submitted to ECFMG:

    1. Graduates only: A copy of medical diploma (if not previously submitted) and official English translation of medical diploma (if diploma is not in English).

    2. If you transferred credits to the medical school that awarded or will award your medical degree, a copy of an official transcript issued by any school or institution from which you transferred credits to the medical school that awarded or will award your medical degree (if not previously submitted); and official English translation of transcript (if transcript is not in English). For information on ECFMG's translation requirements and recommended translation vendor, see English Translations in the ECFMG Information Booklet. See information on transfer credits and medical education credentials in the applicable edition of the ECFMG Information Booklet.

    3. Any additional documents required to complete your application.


  • Any additional documents may be submitted to ECFMG via mail at the address below, or they may be submitted by you via the MyECFMG mobile app:

    IWA
    ECFMG
    3624 Market Street, 4th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685
    USA


ECFMG must receive the Certification Statement (Form 183) and any additional documents as soon as possible but no later than four months from the date you submit the on-line part of your application. ECFMG must receive the on-line part of your application, the Certification Statement (Form 183), and all required documents to process your application.


 
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