ECFMG said it is working with OFAC to clarify how it can deal with medical institutions in Iran in order to verify the credentials that Iranian physicians say they have received in Iran.
Pending this clarification, ECFMG is not processing requests to verify credentials issued by institutions in Iran," the organization said.
Afkham expressed regret over the decision adopted by the ECFMG, noting that Iranians have always been among top medical graduates.
Also on Sunday, Iran's former Health Minister Masoud Pezeshkian played down the decision by the ECFMG to suspend verification of the authenticity of credentials related to the Iranian physicians' medical education, training and registration/licensure.
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.
FSMB has historically been successful in coercing state medical boards to require many of their "products," including the ECFMG
, FLEX, USMLE, and SPEX tests, as well as their Federation Credential Verification Service (FCVS) and physician licensure verification.
His remarks came after the ECFMG
announced that it is not processing incoming and outgoing credentials issued by Iranian schools/institutions at this time.
Then I got an ECFMG Foreign Faculty Fellowship in basic medical sciences in anatomy (which was the predecessor of FAMER) in 1990 at University of Illinois in Chicago USA.
I had to take permission and extension of my Visa by ECFMG and also extension in my leave without Pay from the Sindh Government.
Reimar Banis, MD, ND, has been a naturopath since 1975 and an MD since 1985 (US MD certification through ECFMG