Avoiding a Match Violation – Timely Withdraw from the Match

Posted January 22nd, 2021 by .

Categories: NRMP.

For those seeking residency training positions through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP)’s Main Residency Match (the “Match”), the start of a new year brings with it numerous great excitement […]

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ECFMG Primary Source Verification and Irregular Behavior for Submitting Falsified Documents

Posted January 20th, 2021 by .

Categories: ECFMG.

All International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are required to obtain ECFMG certification before they may begin training at any accredited United States graduate medical education residency training program.  In addition, with […]

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USMLE Announces Development of Modified Clinical Skills Examination

Posted November 22nd, 2020 by .


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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The Consequences of a Finding of Irregular Behavior

Posted September 1st, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, Healthcare Litigation, NBME, USMLE, xHospital Credentialing.

Per our website at this link, we write “What is at stake when a medical student, medical school graduate or medical professional receives a letter informing them that they are […]

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Defining Irregular Behavior (USMLE)

Posted August 12th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

What is “irregular behavior”?  The phrase lends itself to multiple interpretations.  The definition, per USMLE.org, is “any action by applicants, examinees, potential applicants, or others that could compromise the validity, […]

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Social Media and Irregular Behavior

Posted August 5th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, USMLE.

Despite social media’s benefit to individuals seeking mentors, study partners, or even just emotional support, social media is one of the primary platforms from which allegations of irregular behavior arise.  […]

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USMLE Makes New Announcements Regarding Step 1 and Step 2 CS

Posted July 18th, 2020 by .

Categories: NBME, USMLE.

The USMLE Program today announced that its plan to cause Step 1 to change from a three-digit scoring system to a pass/fail scoring system will not be implemented at any […]

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Positive Impact of IMGs from Muslim-Majority Nations, but Applications on Decline

Posted July 17th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG.

The United States has, for decades, relied on IMGs to fill gaps in the physician workforce.  A comprehensive study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association studying the […]

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ECFMG Elaborates on ECFMG Certification for 2020 Match | The Abramson Firm

Posted July 13th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG.

ECFMG has recently launched a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page that answers common questions regarding ECFMG Certification for IMGs who have not passed the USMLE Step 2 CS Examination. The […]

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