In every ECFMG and USMLE investigation of irregular behavior allegations significant collateral consequences can result. These are the only two entities that certify United States based medical school CK and CS exam tests results and foreign medical graduate verification.
ECFMG and USMLE policies and procedures allow for a permanent notation that a foreign medical student engaged in irregular behavior on that student’s ECFMG record. Such an annotation will thereafter appear on an ECFMG certification verification service (CVS) report, ECFMG status report, and in every ECFMG portfolio of international credentials (EPIC) report. Additional information explaining the basis for the determination of irregular behavior and the resulting findings will accompany every ECFMG status report CVS report, EPIC report and may be provided to legitimately interested entities; this information may be provided, regardless of the date of the contact or activity that comprises the irregular behavior.
In addition ECFMG and USMLE can report the committees determination of irregular behavior to the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, US state and international medical licensing authorities, directors of graduate medical education programs, and to any other organization or individual who, in the judgment of USMLE and ECFMG, has a legitimate interest in such information.
One of these organizations is the United States National Practitioner Data Bank. The NPDB is the clearinghouse for all disciplinary actions against all United States-based medical license professionals. ECFMG and USMLE allegations of irregular behavior present huge procedural delays and challenges to every medical school student and foreign medical graduate. Please call me to discuss your case as I am located in Philadelphia where these two entities headquarters are located.