ECFMG

ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials is a powerful and innovative tool for the world’s physicians and the entities responsible for evaluating their medical credentials.

For physicians, EPIC is an innovative way to build a digital career portfolio of the credentials related to your medical education, training, and registration/licensure. You can upload credentials, have those credentials primary-source verified, and request reports verifying the authenticity of those credentials for any organization, anywhere in the world.


ECFMG An Innovation for Physicians Building a Career Portfolio

By choosing a career in medicine, you have chosen to assume a role in the care and well-being of others. Throughout your career—for example as a medical student, physician-in-training, practicing clinician, researcher, or teacher—you will be called upon to demonstrate that you are qualified to meet this responsibility.

An essential component of demonstrating your qualifications is establishing the authenticity of your credentials, including your medical school diploma, medical school transcripts, postgraduate medical education credentials, and certificates of medical registration/licensure.

If you are a physician, EPIC provides:

  • the confidence of knowing potential employers and licensing authorities will receive authentication of your credentials based on decades of experience
  • the security and simplicity of storing your verified credentials electronically in one location
  • the convenience of being able to demonstrate the authenticity of your credentials electronically to organizations worldwide
  • the ability to begin building your portfolio now, before you need it
  • a resource that is affordable, accessible, portable, and easy to use

For the entities that register/license, train, educate, and employ physicians, EPIC is a powerful tool in their mission to protect the public. These organizations can use EPIC to obtain primary-source verification of the authenticity of their applicants’ credentials—the best protection against fraudulent credentials—at no cost.

If you belong to a medical licensing authority, residency or fellowship program, medical school, hospital, or other organization that evaluates physicians, EPIC provides:

  • the confidence of knowing the authenticity of a physician’s credentials has been verified using ECFMG’s rigorous and internationally respected primary-source verification process
  • the security of receiving those verifications directly from ECFMG
  • the ability to assure your constituents, members, clients, and the public that your vetting process is world-class; in short, that you are employing a best practice
  • a resource that is free, convenient, and efficient

How Organizations Can Use EPIC

To get the most from EPIC, make it part of your process for evaluating your physician applicants. By simply requiring that your physician applicants use EPIC to demonstrate the authenticity of their medical credentials, you will have the confidence of knowing that those credentials have been primary-source verified by ECFMG—at no cost to your organization.

Your applicants also benefit from EPIC. They get a reliable and easy-to-use method for demonstrating the authenticity of their credentials and, like you, they will enjoy the convenience and security of EPIC’s web-based process. After establishing their account, applicants upload their credentials to EPIC. ECFMG verifies the authenticity of these credentials directly with the issuing institution. Applicants can then request to send you credentials and their verification reports electronically.

And the fees they pay for using EPIC are affordable. After establishing an EPIC account, physicians simply pay a fee for each credential they upload and for each report they request.

Access the EPIC Report Portal

Any physician who uses EPIC can request to send you an EPIC report verifying the authenticity of his/her credentials. When an EPIC report is sent to you, ECFMG will notify you. You can view reports, along with copies of the credentials, conveniently and securely through the EPIC Report Portal. Each report provides assurance that the credential has been primary-source verified by ECFMG.

EPIC offers you the flexibility to choose between two options for secure, electronic access to reports: the EPIC Report Portal Account and the One-time Use Portal. EPIC reports are valid only if obtained through one of these secure reporting options, so you can have the confidence of knowing you are receiving the credentials and verifications directly from ECFMG.

EPIC reports include:

  • the physician’s name, date of birth, and gender
  • a photo of the physician
  • the date the report was issued
  • the name, city, and country of the entity for which the report was generated, i.e., your organization’s information
  • the type of credential verified
  • the name and location of the institution that issued the credential

EPIC reports are accompanied by:

  • a copy of the credential
  • an English translation of the credential provided by the physician (if the credential is not in English)

If you establish an EPIC Report Portal Account, you also get with each report:

  • a copy of the credential as verified by the institution, with official seal and/or signatures of the verifying institution
  • a copy of the verification form completed by the verifying institution

FEE'S

Physicians Establish an EPIC Account $75 Add a Credential to Portfolio $75 per credential

Includes:

  • Primary-source verification of credential by Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials with the issuing institution (up to four verification requests)
  • Electronic storage of: credential English translation of credential provided by physician (if credential is not in English)verification form from issuing institution (viewable only by organizations that establish an EPIC Report Portal account)