Social Media and Irregular Behavior

Posted August 5th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, USMLE.

Despite social media’s benefit to individuals seeking mentors, study partners, or even just emotional support, social media is one of the primary platforms from which allegations of irregular behavior arise.  […]

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USMLE Makes New Announcements Regarding Step 1 and Step 2 CS

Posted July 18th, 2020 by .

Categories: NBME, USMLE.

The USMLE Program today announced that its plan to cause Step 1 to change from a three-digit scoring system to a pass/fail scoring system will not be implemented at any […]

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Positive Impact of IMGs from Muslim-Majority Nations, but Applications on Decline

Posted July 17th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG.

The United States has, for decades, relied on IMGs to fill gaps in the physician workforce.  A comprehensive study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association studying the […]

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ECFMG Elaborates on ECFMG Certification for 2020 Match

Posted July 13th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG.

ECFMG has recently launched a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page that answers common questions regarding ECFMG Certification for IMGs who have not passed the USMLE Step 2 CS Examination. The […]

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IMGs Starting Residencies Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic and Immigration Restrictions

Posted July 2nd, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NRMP.

Yesterday, thousands of IMGs started their residency training at U.S. hospitals. In interviews conducted by NPR’s Joel Rose and published on NPR, Rose explores the historic challenges facing these new […]

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USMLE Program Announces Delayed Change to Attempt Limit Policy

Posted June 29th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

In February 2020, the USMLE program announced a reduction in the allowable number of exam attempts on each Step or Step Component from six to four that would go into effect […]

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ECFMG Identifies Alternative Pathways for ECFMG Certification

Posted June 17th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG.

At long last, ECFMG has identified the alternative pathways by which IMGs can qualify for ECFMG Certification. In the absence of ECFMG Certification, IMGs do not qualify to obtain graduate […]

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NBME Launches Covid-19 Site

Posted April 25th, 2020 by .

Categories: NBME.

The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) has created a blog-style web page to provide stakeholders with easy access to updates regarding assessment information affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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USMLE Announcement on Testing Shut Down

Posted April 24th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

New announcement from USMLE: The USMLE program recognizes that the testing shutdown has created great stress, uncertainty, and disruption for examinees and medical schools, affecting academic progression, curricular schedules, and […]

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What is USMLE?

Posted April 18th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

What is USMLE? What is the USMLE Program? How is it connected to the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Federation of State Medical Boards and the Educational Commission on […]

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