Navigating SOAP (and avoiding a Match Violation)

On Monday, March 3, 2022, NRMP and AAMC published a video on Navigating Match Week and SOAP, which video highlights the various processes, procedures, and “what to expects” for all […]

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USMLE, ECFMG, AAMC, ERAS, NRMP, ACGME, FSMB, and FCVS: The Complex Alphabet Soup of Becoming a Medical Doctor in the United States

We received a lot of calls from aspiring doctors last year after publishing our blog post about becoming a physician in the United States, and we are always looking to […]

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Eligibility for Pathways for ECFMG Certification for 2022 Match

Posted May 3rd, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG, Medical Licensing, NBME, NRMP, USMLE, xHospital Credentialing.

As has been frequently reported on this blog (most recently here), the highly anticipated 2022 Pathways to ECFMG Certification – developed with the USMLE Program’s permanent discontinuance of the Step […]

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USMLE Four (4) Attempt Limit Policy to go into Effect on July 1, 2021

Posted April 25th, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG, Medical Licensing, NBME, NRMP, USMLE, xHospital Credentialing.

As previously reported, the USMLE Program announced in February 2020 that he number of permissible failed attempts on any USMLE examination would be reduced from six (6) to four (4), […]

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Reporting Irregular Behavior or Other Disciplinary Actions When Applying for a Medical License

The consequences of a finding of Irregular Behavior cannot be understated.  As reported on our website , the Federation of State Medical Board’s website, and ECFMG: “Engaging in irregular behavior can […]

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USMLE Step 2 CS Permanently Discontinued

Posted January 26th, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NBME, NRMP, USMLE, xHospital Credentialing.

In what amounts to a fundamental change in the way doctors qualify to practice medicine in the United States, the National Board of Medical Examiners and Federation of State Medical […]

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The Consequences of a Finding of Irregular Behavior

Posted September 1st, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, Healthcare Litigation, NBME, USMLE, xHospital Credentialing.

Per our website at this link, we write “What is at stake when a medical student, medical school graduate or medical professional receives a letter informing them that they are […]

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Medical Students Treating Patients

Posted April 11th, 2020 by .

Categories: xHospital Credentialing.

Interesting article in the Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday weighing the advantages and disadvantages of permitting medical students to work in hospitals and treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article notes […]

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