Intealth ECFMG

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates


Resources Overview

English Translations

Learn more about ECFMG's English translation requirements for original language documents that are not in English, and access information on ECFMG’s recommended translation service, Straker Translations.


Download forms related to ECFMG services, including requests to change USMLE testing regions, scores and transcripts, biographic information changes, and payment.


Publications available on this website include the ECFMG Certification Fact Sheet, the ECFMG Information Booklet, and the Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP) Reference Guide.

Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials

Applicants for ECFMG Certification must submit a copy of their final medical diploma. The Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials provides information on the degree title of the final medical diploma, by medical school and graduation year, that ECFMG requires in order for international medical school graduates to be eligible for ECFMG Certification and the examinations required for Certification.

Sponsor Notes in the World Directory of Medical Schools

Learn more about Sponsor Notes in the World Directory of Medical Schools, including ECFMG’s requirements for a medical school to obtain an ECFMG Sponsor Note, and the process for requesting an ECFMG Sponsor Note.


Available information includes data on the Standard ECFMG Certificate and certificate holders, IMG performance on USMLE exams, J-1 visa sponsorship, IMG performance in the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Main Residency Match® (The Match®), and the world's medical schools.


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.

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.

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.

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