WFME has made progress in formally recognizing agencies for ECFMG
Since it is US government policy to promote educational exchanges involving Iranians, the OFAC had been expected to act swiftly with regard to the ECFMG
Regulatory Agencies and Professional Organizations Affecting Gastroenterology Agency/ Gl Lab Operations Professional Staff Fellowship Organization and Equipment Physicians Nurses Program CID + + + x OSHA + x x x FDA + x x x NRC + x x x JCAHO + + + + SGNA - - + ASGE + + ABIM (RRC-IM) - x - + ECFMG
- - - +
About 67% of these physicians had medical education in Pakistan, 66.4% are ECFMG
certified and 84% have become Board certified to practice in USA.
Legacy products of FSMB include the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, (ECFMG
), the Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX), and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), traditionally sold to medical students and residents at significant base cost and additional surcharges (Table 1).
The US agency is the little-known Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham lashed out at the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for following a decision made by the US Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG
) to refuse verification of the authenticity of credentials issued for the graduates of Iranian medical schools.
He studied medicine at the universities in Marburg, Vienna, London, and Heidelberg, with the medical exam in 1985 followed by the US exam (ECFMG
) in 1986 and a postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, North Carolina, 1987 to 1989.
Applicants for this program must have ECFMG
(Education Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates) certification and present evidence of such with their application.
Vice President, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG
), USA, Jack R.
John Boulet from FAIMER and ECFMG
USA also briefly addressed the meeting and said such plateforms provide us opportunities to learn and re-learn.
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.