ECFMG Identifies Alternative Pathways for ECFMG Certification | The Abramson Firm

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 medical education training at ACGME accredited residency programs, and are likewise ineligible to obtain a graduate medical education license from any state medical board.

A full list of the pathways for ECFMG Certification in the absence of a passing Step 2 CS score can be found here:

If you do not qualify under these rules but believe your qualifications should render you eligible for ECFMG Certification, please reach out to our office to discuss making application to ECFMG to except you from certain of the required criteria

For more than 10 years, Dennis L. Abramson has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to counseling and representing medical students, IMGs, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians in compliance and disciplinary matters related to ECFMG, USMLE, NBME, and NRMP, including responding to and defending allegations of irregular behavior and violations of the Match® agreement. Should you need advice or counsel with a related issue, please contact Mr. Abramson at 610-664-5700 or

Mr. Abramson regularly updates this page with the latest developments related to ECFMG, USMLE, NRMP, ABIM, irregular behavior, and physician licensing and credentialing issues, so check back soon.

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