The US agency is the little-known Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
This organization also certifies foreign medical graduates
to participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
All of them have Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
(ECFMG) Certification, and Baptist Health has given them the understanding that if in fact they continue to look for residency and find a job, they are encouraged to take it, says Chicoye.
Another concern that has been raised in previous studies is the potential for a higher likelihood of misrepresentation among foreign medical graduates
Passing the USMLE is a requirement for foreign medical graduates
to pursue clinical residency training programme and/or fellowship programmes in most medical institutions in the US.
Vice President, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
(ECFMG), USA, Jack R.
Leading health care practitioners from the US, who also made their presentation during the symposium were Dr John Norcini, president and CEO of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) in Philadelphia, Dr Albert Lowenfels, Professor of Surgery and Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine at New York Medical College, Professor A Donny Strosberg from the Department of Infectology, Scripps Research Institute in Florida and Stephen S Seeling, JD, vice-president for Operations, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
(ECFMG) in Philadelphia.
Because the J-1 Visa Program permits foreign medical graduates
entry to the United States to practice in underserved areas, and because the demand for charity care is greater in these areas, a positive association between foreign medical graduate
status and the provision of charity care seems likely and is controlled for.
The AAMC also predicts that a shortage could result in the increased use of foreign medical graduates
, osteopaths, and clinicians who are not physicians (like nurse practitioners), especially in primary care.
Utilization of foreign medical graduates
is helping fulfill our workforce requirements while robbing developing countries of needed medical personnel.
Updated for 2009, this reference volume also contains timely information for foreign medical graduates
, licensure procedures for Medical Examiners and a dedicated section on licensure in the military.
A good portion of that gap has been filled by foreign medical graduates
, but they are also beginning to seek careers in other specialties, he said.