Assessing whether IMGs are ready to enter U.S. graduate medical education programs that are accredited by ACGME
Providing primary-source confirmation of an IMG’s ECFMG certification status to residency programs; state medical boards; and other organizations, such as hospitals and HMOs
Assisting IMGs who use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply for residency positions in U.S. graduate medical education programs
Sponsoring physicians on J-1 Exchange Visitor visas and ensuring that Exchange Visitors and their host institutions meet the federal requirements for participation in the Exchange Visitor Program
Providing individual physicians with an on-line tool for building a career portfolio of their primary-source verified medical credentials, and for demonstrating the authenticity of those credentials to the entities that register/license, educate, and employ them. Providing medical regulatory authorities, hospitals, and other organizations with access to verification reports on medical credentials requested by individual physicians.
Providing support and service to ECFMG-certified physicians as they plan their medical careers
Providing eligible international medical schools with data on the performance of their students and graduates who apply to ECFMG for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS
Providing participating institutions with an on-line system to promote and provide information on their elective exchange programs in medicine and the health professions. Enabling students of participating institutions to research and apply to elective exchange opportunities on-line.