ECFMG Overview

ECFMG Overview

National Credentialing Forum Update February 8, 2019 Copyright 2018 by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. All rights reserved. ECFMG Overview IMGs comprise about 25% of US Physician Workforce US-Based Programs ECFMG Certification 20,000 Applicants per year J-1 Visa Sponsorship Program 12,000 physicians per year Domestic Credentials Services (FCVS) 5,800 verifications per year International Programs EPIC & International Credentials Services 31,000 verifications per year Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Education & Research (FAIMER)

Copyright 2015 by ECFMG. All rights reserved. Certification Verification Service (CVS) Confirmation Report includes: Whether an individual is ECFMG certified; Date the certificate was issued and the date(s) through which the certificate remains valid for the purpose of entry into graduate medical education; Date of most recently passed CSA; and Name of medical school, medical school country, and degree year. Satisfies The Joint Commission's requirement for primarysource verification of IMGs medical education. Fee = $50 (January 2019) Copyright 2015 by ECFMG. All rights reserved. Updates

Required use of NotaryCam.com for Certification of Identity Forms Effective September 2018 ECFMG Accreditation Requirement Beginning 2023 to be eligible for ECFMG Certification, applicants must graduate from a medical school that has been accredited by an agency that has been recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education Copyright 2015 by ECFMG. All rights reserved. Accreditation 2023 ECFMG physician reports to GME programs, employers, state boards, and medical regulatory authorities will include a statement on the accreditation

status of the medical school. For example, This medical school was accredited in [Year] by an organization recognized by WFME. Copyright 2015 by ECFMG. All rights reserved. ECFMGs Primary Source Verification During the past 30 years, ECFMG has verified more than 850,000 credentials. 2013ECFMG launched the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC), a platform for providing primary-source verification services to organizations and physicians worldwide.

1986ECFMG began verifying credentials with the issuing institution 2004ECFMG began offering its primary-source verification services to international medical regulatory authorities, expanding over the past decade. 6 EPIC Services For Physicians For Organizations

Build a digital career portfolio of the credentials related to their medical education, training, and registration/licensure Receive EPIC Reports verifying authenticity of credentials through secure portal Physicians upload credentials to their portfolio, have those credentials primary-source verified by ECFMG, and request reports verifying the authenticity of those credentials

No cost to the organization Current Clients: Australia Canada Denmark Ireland Nigeria New Zealand Norway South Africa

Swaziland United Kingdom Among others 7 PGT Credentials Verified Through EPIC EPIC represents an expansion of ECMFGs PSV services to a broader audience In addition to medical school credentials, through EPIC, ECFMG has the ability to verify post graduate training credentials leading to specialist certification and licensure. Copyright 2017 by ECFMG. All rights reserved. 8

Copyright 2015 by ECFMG. All rights reserved. Questions? Mark Malachesky, Manager, ECFMG Certification, Examination, and Records Support Services [email protected] Copyright 2015 by ECFMG. All rights reserved.

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