Resources Overview


ECFMG’s blogs give participants of ECFMG programs the opportunity to share their experiences in their own words.


Available information includes data on the Standard ECFMG Certificate and certificate holders, IMG performance on USMLE exams, and J-1 visa sponsorship.


ECFMG’s e-mail newsletters reach thousands of individuals worldwide with important, timely updates on ECFMG programs and services and related issues. Free e-mail subscription and access to archived issues are available for The ECFMG® Reporter and ECFMG Focus. Free e-mail subscription is also available for ECHO News.

Fees and Payment

Available information includes a schedule of the fees encountered most frequently for ECFMG programs and services, information on payment methods, and ECFMG’s payment policies.


Download forms related to ECFMG services including requests for Standard ECFMG Certificate validation, scores and transcripts, and biographic information changes as well as submission forms for IWA documents, medical education credentials, and payment.

Guidance on Medical School Selection

This is a guide to help aspiring medical students in researching and selecting medical schools. It offers students important characteristics to consider, questions to ask, and additional resources to consult when evaluating and deciding upon schools.

MyECFMG Mobile App

The MyECFMG mobile app is a free tool that enables applicants for ECFMG Certification to access their ECFMG account information, request forms, view important status updates, and more. Please note: ECFMG|FAIMER is no longer updating the MyECFMG mobile app, and it is no longer available for download in the App Store and for many individuals in Google Play. For more information, see About the MyECFMG Mobile App.

Organizational Publications

Publications available on this website include the ECFMG Certification Fact Sheet, the ECFMG Fact Card, the ECFMG Information Booklet, and the J-1 Visa Sponsorship Fact Sheet.

Policies and Procedures Regarding Irregular Behavior

This document defines irregular behavior as it relates to ECFMG’s programs and services, outlines procedures in cases of allegations of irregular behavior, and summarizes some of the consequences of a finding of irregular behavior.

Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials

Applicants for ECFMG Certification must document the completion of all requirements for, and receipt of, the final medical diploma. Consult the Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials and refer to the search results and graduation year for your medical school for the exact degree title you must be working toward (if a student) or must have earned (if a graduate) in order to be eligible for ECFMG Certification and the examinations required for Certification.

Social Media

ECFMG participates in social media on several platforms and provides different channels for different audiences. We invite you to follow us for convenient access to ECFMG announcements, shared resources from our partners, and to participate in the ECFMG community.

Staff Publications and Presentations

A listing of journal articles and other publications authored by ECFMG staff as well as presentations given by ECFMG leadership and staff at professional conferences and meetings worldwide.

Translation Service

ECFMG’s recommended translation service is Straker Translations. Access information on Straker Translations and instructions on how to obtain English translations of documents that meet ECFMG’s translation requirements for submission to ECFMG programs and services.

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