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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USMLE Step 2 CS Permanently Discontinued

Posted January 26th, 2021 by .

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

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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USMLE Announces Development of Modified Clinical Skills Examination

Posted November 22nd, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NBME, NRMP, USMLE.

The cancellation of the Step 2 CS Examination by the USMLE Program has had a profound impact on the medical licensure landscape, not only in the United States, but across […]

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Expansion of ECFMG Alternative Pathways Leads to Increased Eligibility for IMGs

Posted October 13th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, USMLE.

Per its October 12, 2020 newsletter, ECFMG has expanded the eligibility requirements for certain pathways used to meet the Requirements for ECFMG Certification for 2021 Match, and additional international medical […]

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