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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Tips for Avoiding a Match Violation in Connection with a Match Waiver

Posted March 4th, 2022 by .

Categories: ECFMG, Healthcare Litigation, Medical Licensing, NBME, NRMP, USMLE.

The Rank Order List Certification deadline has now passed, and, with it, the time to have withdrawn from the Match. Countless fourth year medical students and medical school graduates eagerly […]

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Certifying a Rank Order List for the NRMP Main Residency Match

Posted February 11th, 2022 by .

Categories: NRMP.

A quick post as we fast approach the NRMP’s Main Residency Match Rank Order List deadline.  NRMP has published an excellent support guide to assist applicants in entering and certifying […]

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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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IMG Pathways to Physician Licensure in the United States

Posted October 9th, 2021 by .

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

Since our last blog post on the subject, our office has received questions from aspiring physicians regarding the prerequisites to obtaining a license to practice medicine in the United States.  […]

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USMLE Rolls Out App for Reporting Potential Exam Security Violations

Posted September 17th, 2021 by .

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

Among the goals listed on its website, the USMLE Program strives “to assure fairness and equity to physicians through the highest professional testing standards”.  If an examinee possesses unauthorized examination […]

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ECFMG Updates Requirements for ECFMG Certification for 2022 Match

Posted September 10th, 2021 by .

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

On September 7, 2021, ECFMG again updated its site to reflect answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Pathways required for ECFMG Certification.  IMGs seeking to enter the 2022 Main […]

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ECMFG Alternative Pathway Requirement – Passing the OET Exam

Posted July 21st, 2021 by .

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

With the permanent discontinuance of the USMLE Step 2 CS examination, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (“ECFMG”) announced its plan to implement an additional pathway (that is, the […]

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Obtaining a License to Practice Medicine in the United States of America

Posted July 15th, 2021 by .

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

Navigating the process of obtaining a license to practice medicine in any jurisdiction in the United States confounds even the most sophisticated physicians.  Making matters more complicated are the different […]

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ECFMG Announces Additional Information on Pathway 6

Posted July 1st, 2021 by .


Today, ECFMG released additional information on applying for Temporary ECFMG Certification through Pathway 6.  As previously reported in this blog on May 3, 2021, the 2022 Pathways to ECFMG Certification […]

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