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 2 CS examination in mind – permit IMGs who did not qualify under any of the 2021 Pathways additional opportunities to obtain ECFMG Certification.  Per its most recent update, ECFMG announced the opening of online Application for Pathways for ECFMG Certification for 2022 Match for Pathway 1-5 only, advising that the application process for Pathway 6 is expected to open in July 2021.

Per its prior announcement, IMGs will only be eligible for Pathway 6 if they ” do not meet the eligibility requirements for Pathway 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and/or have failed Step 2 CS one or more times.  To meet the requirements for Pathway 6, the applicant’s clinical skills must be evaluated by licensed physicians using ECFMG’s Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX).”   Details regarding ECFMG’s Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise are also forthcoming.  Applications for Pathway 6 ECFMG Certification for the 2022 Match must be received by ECFMG by no later than December 15, 2021.

If you find yourself in need legal assistance when navigating the new pathways, or with any ECFMG, USMLE, or NRMP related matter, our experienced attorneys stand ready to assist.

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 dabramson@theabramsonfirm.com.

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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