Exceptions ECFMG Pathways

How To Apply for Exceptions to ECFMG Alternative Pathways

After the USMLE announced a 12-18 month delay for Step 2CS on May 26th, 2020 – the ECFMG quickly responded by presenting 5 Alternative Pathways for IMG applicants to still become ECFMG Certification eligible for the 2021 Match Cycle.    However, these Alternative Pathways were less inclusive and lenient than many applicants would have hoped. 
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Alternative Step 2CS Pathways

ECFMG Announces Alternative Step 2CS Pathways for IMG Certification – 2021 Match Cycle

The ECFMG has just announced 5 alternative Step 2CS pathways for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking eligibility for the 2021 Match Cycle. Ordinarily, for IMGs to become ECFMG Certified (and therefore allowed to begin residency in the United States), they must first pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and 2CS. However, the USMLE recently announced
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2018-17 Residency Application Season

How to Start Preparing for the 2019-20 Residency Application Season

The 2018-19 Residency Application Season has come to an end. This means it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming 2019-20 Application Cycle. Whether this is your first Match Season or you will be reapplying, just thinking about starting the residency application can be a little daunting. Below you will find a suggested timeline to
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Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL)

Applying to California and the PTAL

One the many questions and considerations International Medical Graduates (IMGs) face while preparing their applications for medical residency programs is where in the US they should apply. As if the residency application process wasn’t difficult enough, IMGs have to figure out not only if they qualify for individual programs, but also whole states. When deciding
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