ECFMG Certification --

Mindy Hung


July 11, 2001

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Credentials -- Diploma and Documentation

On applying to the ECFMG for those first United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLEs), medical students and graduates will be asked for 2 recent full-face photographs and official credentials from one's medical school.

Students will need their applications certified by the medical school dean, vice dean, or registrar in order to confirm official enrollment. Recent graduates who have not yet received their diplomas require a certificate from the dean, vice dean, or registrar confirming graduation from medical school, stating that all of the requirements to receive the diploma have been met, and the date on which it will be issued. Students and graduates must send ECFMG copies of the diploma once they have been conferred.

Medical school graduates who present copies of their diploma and photos right away, thus completing their credentials requirement, will not be asked to resubmit these documents when they apply for subsequent exams.