“Scoring” the new Pass/Fail USMLE Step 1 Examination

Posted June 29th, 2021 by .

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

As previously reported on this blog in 2020 and again in April 2021, starting with Step 1 exams administered on January 26, 2021, the USMLE Program will change from a […]

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Eligibility for Pathways for ECFMG Certification for 2022 Match

Posted May 3rd, 2021 by .

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

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, Hospital Credentialing, Medical Licensing, NBME, NRMP, USMLE.

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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USMLE Announces Date that Step 1 Changes to Pass/Fail

Posted April 20th, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NBME, NRMP, Uncategorized, USMLE.

As mentioned in a previous blog post, in February of 2020, the USMLE Program announced that it planned to change the Step 1 examination from a three-digit scoring system to […]

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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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NRMP and ECFMG Report Record Number of Matching IMGs; Guidelines for SOAP

Posted March 19th, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NBME, NRMP, USMLE.

According to results from the 2021 Main Residency Match announced by the National Residency Matching Program, more than 7,500 international medical graduates (IMGs) obtained first-year residency training positions in U.S. […]

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USMLE Announces New Step 3 Eligibility Requirements

Posted March 5th, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NBME, NRMP, USMLE.

The USMLE Program’s announcement that it was permanently discontinuing the Step 2 CS examination continues to have far reaching consequences for aspiring physicians and the medical licensing and credentialing organizations, […]

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USMLE Attempt Limit Policy to Change from Six (6) to Four (4) Attempts

Posted March 4th, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NBME, NRMP, USMLE.

The USMLE Program has announced changes in its eligibility rules, reducing the number of permissible failed attempts to four (4) attempts for any USMLE Step examination.  Under the current policy […]

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ECFMG Announces New Requirements for ECFMG Certification

Posted February 17th, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NBME, NRMP, USMLE.

Almost immediately after the USMLE Program permanently discontinued the Step 2 CS exam, ECFMG announced that it would develop modifications to the five (5) alternative pathways it developed to permit […]

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ECFMG Responds to USMLE Permanent Cancellation with Expanded Pathways for 2022 Match

Posted January 26th, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NBME, NRMP, USMLE.

In response to today’s announcement that the USMLE Step 2 CS examination will be permanently discontinued, ECFMG has announced that it will offer expanded pathways to temporary ECFMG certification for […]

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