Links about USMLE Examination



 USMLE the official web site of United States Medical Licensing Examination™

 ECFMG - Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates- It assesses foreign medical graduates and their readiness to start a residency training in USA. It  provides ECFMG certificate required to start residency and licensure.

FSMB -Federation of State Medical Boards- it's an organization that needs to be contacted for the USMLE Step 3 and licensure 

 KAPLAN An organisation that provides commercial courses for USMLE and various exams with over 120 centers all over US and world.The course includes diagnostic testing and an individual study plan. Initially there is a diagnostic test, which analyzes students strength and weakness and suggests a study timeline and an individualized study plan. All lectures are on video although there are live lectures also available in major cities.(800) - 527-8378 (KAP - TEST)

Princeton review it offers courses for preparation of the exams.

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Links about Residency Application



 American Medical Association - Contact AMA to obtain Graduate Medical Education Directory.

 FREIDA - a Website hosted by American Medical Association that provides you with detailed information about ACGME-accredited and combined specialty GME programs, as well as information about the affiliated teaching institutions

ERAS Electronic Residency Application Services®— brought to you by the Association of American Medical Colleges! ERAS is a service which transmits residency applications, and supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors using the Internet.

 AAMC -Association of American Medical Colleges- It provides information about medical schools and teaching hospitals.

NRMPan organization which conducts the matching of the residents to the graduate programs.

Career MD - A good link that provides lot of information about residency programs.

New EnglanD Journal of Medicine it advertises the unfilled openings for PGY-1 and PGy-2 residency positions.

Coon Associates provides help in finding a residency for a Fee.

Coon & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 457
Roscoe, New York 12776
Phone: 607 - 498-6035


New York – annual IMG information Forum

This forum is an informational session aimed at addressing all aspects of applying for and obtaining a hospital residency positions in New York State. Various speakers come from ECFMG, NRMP, New York State Department of Education, as well as a hospital residency director and an immigration attorney. 

Membership support services
Medical society of the State of New York
420, Lakeville Road, PO Box 5404
Lake success
NY – 11042
Telephone- 516 – 488-6100
Fax – 516 – 616-9285

Dept. of IMG – by American Medical Association

 AMA international Graduate Services
515 N State st
Chicago IL 60610 

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 Pub Med It provides free access to all the citations in the Medline. Helpful in finding about the research interests of the program directors and the faculty members that shall interview.