Expansion of ECFMG Alternative Pathways Leads to Increased Eligibility for IMGs
Posted October 13th, 2020 by Dennis Abramson.
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 […]Read More
The Consequences of a Finding of Irregular Behavior
Posted September 1st, 2020 by Dennis Abramson.
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 […]Read More
Defining Irregular Behavior (USMLE)
Posted August 12th, 2020 by Dennis Abramson.
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, […]Read More
Social Media and Irregular Behavior
Posted August 5th, 2020 by Dennis Abramson.
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. […]Read More
USMLE Makes New Announcements Regarding Step 1 and Step 2 CS
Posted July 18th, 2020 by Dennis Abramson.
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 […]Read More
Positive Impact of IMGs from Muslim-Majority Nations, but Applications on Decline
Posted July 17th, 2020 by Dennis Abramson.
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 […]Read More
ECFMG Elaborates on ECFMG Certification for 2020 Match | The Abramson Firm
Posted July 13th, 2020 by Abramson & Abramson.
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 […]Read More
IMGs Starting Residencies Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic and Immigration Restrictions
Posted July 2nd, 2020 by Abramson & Abramson.
Yesterday, thousands of IMGs started their residency training at U.S. hospitals. In interviews conducted by NPR’s Joel Rose and published on NPR, Rose explores the historic challenges facing these new […]Read More
USMLE Program Announces Delayed Change to Attempt Limit Policy | The Abramson Firm
Posted June 29th, 2020 by Abramson & Abramson.
In February 2020, the USMLE program announced a reduction in the allowable number of exam attempts on each Step or Step Component from six to four that would go into effect […]Read More
ECFMG Identifies Alternative Pathways for ECFMG Certification | The Abramson Firm
Posted June 17th, 2020 by Abramson & Abramson.
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 […]Read More