Wednesday, May 23, 2012
News for International Medical Graduates
ECFMG certification to require medical school accreditation
Physicians applying for certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) will be required to graduate from an accredited medical school beginning in 2023. Medical schools must be accredited using criteria established by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or other globally accepted criteria, such as those put forth by the World Federation for Medical Education.
Visit the ECFMG website for more information.
Comment on IMG-related policy proposals
All members of the AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section are invited to weigh in on AMA policy proposals submitted for the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates by logging in to the AMA's secure online forum (AMA login required).
Policy proposals related to IMGs can be found in Reference Committee C, which covers medical education. Those proposals are as follows:
- Resolution 323—Arbitrary Prevention of J-1 Visa IMGs from Re-entry into the U.S.
- Resolution 324—Graduate Medical Education
- Resolution 326—Healthcare Reform's Effect on Physician Workforce Shortage
Comments will be accepted until 6 p.m. Central time June 3. Read more about the forum in this week's Special Feature.