ECFMG requires all medical school graduates to submit a copy of their final medical diploma. Do not send an original diploma. You can submit your credentials via our on-line services. Additional information and instructions are provided with the exam application.
The exact degree title of the final medical diploma you must have earned (and must provide) in order to be eligible for ECFMG Certification and the examinations required for Certification is listed in the Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials on the ECFMG website. The Reference Guide lists these medical credential qualifications by medical school and graduation year. Although this Reference Guide is based upon information that was current at the time of publication, this information is subject to change.
You must submit the copy of the final medical diploma in the original language, containing the issue date and all of the appropriate signatures of the medical school and/or university officials. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation that meets ECFMG’s translation requirements. See English Translations in Medical Education Credentials.
Do not submit professional evaluations of your final medical diploma. ECFMG does not accept such evaluations in lieu of your final medical diploma.
If you are submitting the copy of your medical diploma with an exam application, follow the instructions for additional documents in the exam application. The name on your medical diploma should match exactly the name in your record. If the name on your diploma does not match your name of record, you must submit documentation that verifies the name on your diploma is (or was) your name. See Name on Medical Diploma and Transcript(s) in Medical Education Credentials.
When ECFMG requests verification of your medical diploma from your medical school, ECFMG will request the medical school to provide your final medical school transcript. If ECFMG is unable to obtain your final medical school transcript directly from your medical school, ECFMG will contact you and provide detailed instructions.
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[Last update: August 21, 2023]