ECFMG Responds to USMLE Permanent Cancellation with Expanded Pathways for 2022 Match
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 the 2022 Match. Per ECFMG’s announcement:
“In June 2020, ECFMG|FAIMER established five pathways to allow IMGs who had not passed Step 2 CS to meet ECFMG’s clinical and communication requirements and to participate in the 2021 Match (in March 2021). On January 26, 2021, the USMLE program announced that it had decided to discontinue the Step 2 CS exam….
The pathways for IMGs planning to participate in the 2022 Match (in March 2022) will expand on the pathways that were established for the 2021 Match. The existing five pathways will continue to be offered with some modifications. ECFMG|FAIMER has identified an additional pathway for evaluation of clinical skills. As a result of the addition of this sixth pathway and changes to certain eligibility requirements, we expect more IMGs to be eligible to pursue a pathway for the 2022 Match. Detailed information on eligibility is not yet available; please monitor the ECFMG website since we expect to publish guidelines very soon.”
Should you find yourself in need legal assistance when navigating the soon-to-be-published alternative pathways, or with any ECFMG related matter, our attorneys stand ready to assist.