This Information Booklet reflects information available and requirements in place at the time of publication (August 21, 2023). International medical graduates pursuing ECFMG Certification should monitor the ECFMG and USMLE websites for the most current information.
We are in the process of launching MyIntealth, a new on-line portal that will provide access to our on-line services. MyIntealth will offer users many benefits, including a single user account and common user experience for all ECFMG services.
MyIntealth will replace most of ECFMG’s current on-line services, including but not limited to:
The launch of MyIntealth also will change the way that applicants access other ECFMG on-line services, such as those related to the Pathways, and will eliminate many forms for applicants pursuing ECFMG Certification and U.S. graduate medical education.
The launch of MyIntealth will result in significant changes to policies and procedures described in this booklet. Applicants who plan to use ECFMG services in late 2023 and early 2024 should monitor the Transition to MyIntealth section of the ECFMG website for updates and instructions in order to minimize disruptions.
Currently, medical education programs leading to the MD degree in Canada are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). Effective July 1, 2025, CACMS will become the sole accrediting body for medical schools in Canada. When this change takes effect, it will likely modify USMLE registration and ECFMG Certification requirements for students and graduates of Canadian medical schools. Additional information will be provided on the USMLE and ECFMG websites as it becomes available.
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[Last update: August 21, 2023]