IMG Pathways to Physician Licensure in the United States

Posted October 9th, 2021 by .

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

Since our last blog post on the subject, our office has received questions from aspiring physicians regarding the prerequisites to obtaining a license to practice medicine in the United States.  […]

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USMLE Rolls Out App for Reporting Potential Exam Security Violations

Posted September 17th, 2021 by .

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

Among the goals listed on its website, the USMLE Program strives “to assure fairness and equity to physicians through the highest professional testing standards”.  If an examinee possesses unauthorized examination […]

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ECFMG Updates Requirements for ECFMG Certification for 2022 Match

Posted September 10th, 2021 by .

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

On September 7, 2021, ECFMG again updated its site to reflect answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Pathways required for ECFMG Certification.  IMGs seeking to enter the 2022 Main […]

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ECMFG Alternative Pathway Requirement – Passing the OET Exam

Posted July 21st, 2021 by .

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

With the permanent discontinuance of the USMLE Step 2 CS examination, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (“ECFMG”) announced its plan to implement an additional pathway (that is, the […]

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Obtaining a License to Practice Medicine in the United States of America

Posted July 15th, 2021 by .

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

Navigating the process of obtaining a license to practice medicine in any jurisdiction in the United States confounds even the most sophisticated physicians.  Making matters more complicated are the different […]

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ECFMG Announces Additional Information on Pathway 6

Posted July 1st, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NBME, NRMP, USMLE.

Today, ECFMG released additional information on applying for Temporary ECFMG Certification through Pathway 6.  As previously reported in this blog on May 3, 2021, the 2022 Pathways to ECFMG Certification […]

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“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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