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February 3, 2020 NRMP Chief of Match Operations Jeanette Calli provides expert insights and tips on Main Residency Match eligibility requirements, creating and certifying a rank order list, and communicating with programs in the 2020 “Guidelines for Creating a Rank Order List” webinar for international medical graduates (IMGs). Presented jointly with ECFMG, this is a […]
NRMP Chief of Match Operations Jeanette Calli and Richard Peng, Senior Specialist, ERAS, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) present “NRMP SOAP 101: From Eligibility to Accepting Your Offer,” a recording of a webinar hosted by ERAS Support Services at ECFMG on February 26, 2019. The NRMP Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) offers applicants […]
January 25, 2019 NRMP Chief of Match Operations Jeanette Calli provides expert insights and tips on Main Residency Match eligibility requirements, creating and certifying a rank order list, and communicating with programs in the 2019 “Guidelines for Creating a Rank Order List” webinar for international medical graduates. Presented jointly with ECFMG, this is a recording of […]
January 31, 2018 Get expert insight and tips on rank order lists, Match eligibility, and communicating with programs in the new “Guidelines for Creating a Rank Order List” joint webinar from ECFMG and NRMP for international medical graduates participating in the Main Residency Match held on January 17, 2018. More residency ranking resources
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I am an international medical graduate (IMG) and completed residency in my home country. Can I Match into a fellowship program in the U.S.?
To qualify for positions in fellowship programs, applicants must have completed a core residency training program. Applicants applying to fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME®) must meet the ACGME requirements. Each sponsoring institution (e.g., a teaching hospital) may have additional eligibility requirements.
The inaugural Charting Outcomes in the Match IMG_Final_Revised.PDF File has been published. The report highlights the characteristics of international medical school students and graduates (IMGs) that contribute to success in matching to residency programs. It is intended to be a valuable resource to help IMGs make educated choices as they apply to and rank residency programs […]
As an international medical school student/graduate in the Main Residency Match®, if I have not received my ECFMG® certification when ranking opens, can I still enter my rank order list?
Yes, you can enter a rank order list. If the NRMP receives notification from ECFMG that you have passed the required examinations (USMLE® Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS), you will be included in the Main Residency Match®. If the NRMP does not receive ECFMG confirmation of passed examinations, you will be withdrawn […]
I am an international medical graduate, and my Verification Status in the R3® system says NOT VERIFIED. What does that mean?
After registration opens for the Main Residency Match®, the NRMP contacts ECFMG® once each week to verify whether the applicant has passed USMLE® Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS. The ECFMG must verify this information by the Rank Order List Deadline for you to participate in the Main Residency Match. Once ECFMG verifies […]