Afkham expressed regret over the decision adopted by the ECFMG, noting that Iranians have always been among top medical graduates.
Her remarks came after the MCC said it has received notification from the ECFMG, as its source verification provider, that the ECFMG is not processing incoming and outgoing credentials issued by Iranian schools and institutions at this time.
Pending this clarification, ECFMG is not processing requests to verify credentials issued by institutions in Iran," the organization said.
It appeared from its statement that OFAC had questioned some of the contacts that ECFMG has been making with medical schools, hospitals and licensing authorities in Iran.
USMLE policy is governed by a committee composed of representatives from the NBME, FSMB, ECFMG
and the public.
His remarks came after the ECFMG
announced that it is not processing incoming and outgoing credentials issued by Iranian schools/institutions at this time.
Reimar Banis, MD, ND, has been a naturopath since 1975 and an MD since 1985 (US MD certification through ECFMG
medical schools in requirements for promotion or graduation, by ECFMG
in requirements for its certificate, and may be included in requirements for entry into accredited residency programs in the U.