International medical students and graduates willing to obtain ECFMG certificate should register for United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The USMLE program supports medical licensing authorities and physicians in the United States through development, delivery, and continual improvement of high-quality assessments across the continuum of physicians’ preparation for practice.
To be eligible for USMLE international students should be:
Officially enrolled in, or a graduate of, a medical school outside the US and Canada listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements; and meet other ECFMG criteria.
How to apply and schedule the exam?
Ø Students/graduates of medical schools outside the US/Canada should apply via the
ECFMG Application website: https://secure2.ecfmg.org/emain.asp?app=iwa
Students/graduates can select a three-month or twelve month
eligibility period during which you prefer to test:
- remaining three-month eligibility periods ending in 2018 (September 2018-November 2018 and October 2018-December 2018)
- all three-month eligibility periods ending in 2019, beginning with the November 2018-January 2019 eligibility period.
You will receive an e-mail notifying you that your scheduling permit is available.
Visit https://www.usmle.org/ to schedule your test date.
Ø All graduates should apply by the instructions on FSNB website http://www.fsmb.org/step-3
For further information and clarifications, please see the 2019 Bulletin of Information https://www.usmle.org/pdfs/bulletin/2019bulletin.pdf
REMINDER: Effective September 13, 2018, ECFMG began requiring that the Certification of Identification Form (Form 186) be completed using NotaryCam. NotaryCam provides convenient, on-line access to professionally licensed and certified U.S. notaries. Both on-demand and scheduled NotaryCam sessions are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The fee for using the NotaryCam service is included in the student’s or graduate’s fee for Application for ECFMG Certification.
Please be aware that ECFMG continues to request status verification of all applicants, either as currently enrolled students or graduates, from their medical school. Status verification will be completed with medical schools either electronically through the Status Verification program of the ECFMG Medical School Web Portal (EMSWP) or via a paper Certification Statement (Form 183) for those students and graduates whose medical schools do not participate in the EMSWP Status Verification program.
Department of International Relations