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2023 Medical School Accreditation Requirement

Implementation of the 2023 Medical School Accreditation Requirement has been moved to 2024. See our announcement. This section will be updated in the coming weeks with further information.

Four-Phase Implementation Plan

Since the announcement in 2010, ECFMG has developed a transition plan for the implementation of the 2023 Accreditation Requirement. This four-phase plan will provide medical students, graduate medical education (GME) program directors, and others with information to guide their decision making.

2023 Accreditation Four-Phase Implementation Plan

Phase 1 – 2018: New ECFMG web resource to help students make better decisions on medical school selection

Phase 2 – 2020: World Directory of Medical Schools includes accreditation status of medical school

Phase 3 – 2021: ECFMG reports include information on accreditation status of medical school

Phase 4 – 2023: Eligibility for ECFMG Certification is tied to accreditation status of medical school

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