ECFMG 2020 Information Booklet

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ECFMG Certificate Holders Office

The ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHOSM) provides career planning resources for physicians pursuing ECFMG Certification and graduate medical education (GME) in the United States.

Be connected.

Use ECHO to stay connected with ECFMG and its expertise, programs, and services for international physicians. ECHO also provides connections to information from other organizations and experts. Through ECHO's IMG Advisors Network (IAN), you also can connect with ECFMG-certified physicians to ask questions about U.S. GME and about living and working in the United States. Subscribe to ECHO News, a free e-newsletter, to receive updates on resources, important deadlines, and more.

Be heard.

Your ideas are important to us. Let us know what you think about ECHO — what you like, what you don’t like, what you want to see more of, what we can do to make ECHO a better resource for ECFMG-certified physicians. Contact ECHO using our feedback form.

Be informed.

Successfully navigating the application process for U.S. GME can be difficult. You need to interact with multiple organizations, each with its own roles, requirements, processes, and deadlines. ECHO provides resources that you can use when applying to U.S. GME programs as well as resources that address the practical challenges of relocating to the United States and adjusting to the U.S. GME and health care systems.

For more information, visit the ECHO section of the ECFMG website at