“ECFMG CERTIFICATION- May/June 2007 Grads” This process by which you become eligible for the ECFMG Certificate (required for all U.S. residency programs) cannot begin until:
AFTER you have passed Step One, Step 2CK, & 2CS
ECFMG requires all medical school graduates to submit copies of their final medical diploma.
Ø You must send (by mail) two photocopies of your final medical school diploma and one current passport size photo to ECFMG. The photocopies of your medical diploma must be (8½ in x 11 in). ECFMG does not accept these documents by fax or e-mail.
Ø It is recommended to fill out form 344-I and 345. This form serves as a “checklist” to reduce the possibility of your credentials being rejected.
Send the above documents to:
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685 ECFMG verifies every applicant’s medical school diploma with the appropriate officials of the medical school that issued the diploma. When ECFMG sends your medical diploma to your medical school for verification, they will include form 327-A “Verification of Medical Education.” ECFMG
will request the medical school to include your final medical school transcript when the school returns the verification of your medical diploma to ECFMG. An applicant’s credentials are not considered complete until ECFMG receives verification of the medical diploma (form 327-A) and final medical school transcript directly from the medical school.
· Students can track the status of their certification on OASIS.
· Important: One of the biggest problems that we encounter is when a hospital does not send in evaluations promptly. DO not leave your last rotation until the program director has signed and mailed your original evaluation to the Office of Clinical Studies. Fax copies will not be accepted.