Wednesday, July 18, 2012
News for International Medical Graduates
ECFMG offers new resource program
A new program from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) provides support and service to ECFMG-certified physicians, and physicians who are about to be certified, to facilitate career planning and networking. The ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHO) provides free resources that help international medical graduates be better informed and prepared in their career decision making as they enter the U.S. health care system.
Visit the ECFMG website for more details about the ECHO program. Resources there are updated monthly.
Videos give tips on searching for residencies in FREIDA online
Five new instructional videos give helpful hints on getting the most out of your search for residency programs using the AMA's FREIDA Online® database.
FREIDA Online is a database with more than 9,000 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 100 combined specialty programs. The videos cover:
- Basic search skills
- Searches for specialties at an institution
- Searches for programs at an institution
- AMA member benefits on FREIDA
- Stats and background information, which are good for comparing programs and to learn what graduates of a specialty do next.
Join the AMA or renew your membership today to access the benefits of saving searches on FREIDA.