Presentation on theme: "Electronic Verification of Medical Education Credentials"— Presentation transcript:
1Electronic Verification of Medical Education Credentials .Rob Seaner & Kara CorradoMay 3, 20123:20 pm Eastern Time
2The PlanIntroductionPaper process for verification of medical education credentialsElectronic process for verification of medical education credentialsDemo – using ECFMG Medical School Web Portal (EMSWP) to verify credentialsQuestions
3About ECFMGThe Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) was founded in 1956 as a private, nonprofit organization with a primary goal to certify the readiness of international medical graduates for entry into graduate medical education and health care systems in the United States through an evaluation of their qualifications and credentials.The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates was founded in as a private, nonprofit organization and was established to:provide information to and answer inquiries of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) planning to come to the United States for Graduate Medical Education;evaluate IMGs’ credentials, knowledge of medicine, and command of English; andcertify that IMGs have met certain medical education and examination requirements.
4About ECFMG Services offered by ECFMG ECFMG Certification Certification Verification Service (CVS)ERAS Support Services at ECFMGExchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (J-1 visa)ECFMG International Credentials Services (EICS)Acculturation ProgramWe provide certification as to the readiness of IMGs to enter Graduate Medical Education in the United StatesWe provide confirmation to third-parties as to the certification status of ECFMG candidatesWe are the international dean for the Electronic Residency Application ServiceWe provide J-1 visa sponsorshipWe primary source verify medical education credentials for applicants, regulatory authorities and other external clients
5The Paper Process Graduate/Medical School sends diploma to ECFMG ECFMG sends “Verification of Medical Education” Form to medical school by mail or courier (photo, release and diploma)Medical school completes formCertifies diplomaAttaches transcriptMedical School returns verification and documents to ECFMG by mail or courierTalk about the paper process being lengthy due to the lack of international mailing standards.
6The Electronic Process ECFMG uploads the request to the ECFMG Medical School Web Portal (EMSWP)Medical School processes the request in EMSWPViews photo & releaseCertifies diplomaCompletes questions about medical educationUploads transcriptMedical School submits the verification to ECFMG through EMSWP
7The DemonstrationNow we will walk you through the EMSWP application. We will demonstrate:robseaner credentialsMulti-phase authentication modelAbility to view the photo and applicant releaseAbility to view and certify a medical diplomaAbility to view a dynamically created verification form for the diplomaAbility to capture medical education data from the medical schoolAbility to view a dynamically created verification form for ECFMGAbility to upload a medical school transcriptAbility to view and certify the uploaded medical school transcriptAbility to view a dynamically created verification form for the transcriptAbility to view a summary of what is to be submittedAbility to view the completed packet prior to submitting to ECFMG - - DO NOT SUBMIT THE PACKED OR YOU ARE FIRED!
8The TeamRick Savarese, B.S., M.S. – Sr. Director of Information TechnologyRob Seaner, MCSD – Business Applications Delivery ManagerKara Corrado, J.D. – Manager, Operations Program DevelopmentMarc MacDonald, B.S. – Sr. Application DeveloperAlex Koz, MCPD – Application Developer