ECFMG for Foreign Medical Graduates

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is a private nonprofit organization that certifies international medical graduates to enter U.S. medical residency programs and sit for the Step 3 U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates includes the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), through which the Educational Commission advocates for international medical graduates. International or foreign medical graduates make up approximately one-quarter of the U.S. physician workforce, meaning that about one in four U.S. physicians must have obtained ECFMG certification to complete residency and step exams and obtain U.S. state medical licensure. The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates is, in essence, the gatekeeper for foreign medical graduates who hope to practice medicine in the United States. If you face challenges obtaining ECFMG certification, retain national school discipline defense attorney advisor Joseph D. Lento to help you meet and overcome those challenges. Your U.S. medical practice is worth pursuing.

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The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates does more than merely certify international medical graduates for U.S. medical residencies, the USMLE Step 3 exam, and U.S. state licensure. The Educational Commission also helps international medical graduates apply for U.S. medical residencies and, if those international medical graduates are not already U.S. citizens, obtain J-1 visas for lawful U.S. residency.