Getting Started

The first step to start using EPIC is to complete a request to establish an account. The request requires you to submit some basic personal information, details about your medical education, and, if applicable, details about your postgraduate medical education and licensure. You also will be asked to provide a digital photograph and scanned image of your passport.

If you take some time to gather the necessary information before you begin your request, it should only take about 15 minutes to complete. Before you begin, make sure you have the following available:

  • A full-color photograph of your face (see Photograph for more details)
  • A scanned copy of the photograph page of your current, unexpired passport (see Passport for more details)
  • Information about your medical education, including your medical school identification number (if applicable) and attendance and degree issue dates
  • Your medical licensure information (if applicable), including any identification numbers
  • Your ECFMG/USMLE Identification Number (if you have one)
  • Your ECFMG International Credentials Services (EICS) Identification Number (if you have one)

Important Note: If you are unable to provide all information and identity documentation in one session or if you leave the request for any reason, your request will not be saved and you will be required to begin a new request when you return. Make sure you gather all of the above items, including your scanned passport and photograph, prior to beginning your request!

Prior to establishing an EPIC Account:

Full payment is due at the time you submit your request to establish an EPIC Account. For more information on fees and payment, see Fees.

We will send you an e-mail to confirm receipt of your request to establish an EPIC Account. This e-mail will contain instructions on how to complete the final step in the account establishment process, completion of the EPIC Identification Form (EIF) to confirm your identity. See EPIC Identification Form (EIF) for more details. We will send additional e-mails to let you know when your account has been established and how to access it, to provide your user name, and to provide your temporary password.

Once you have a valid EIF on file, you can begin Using EPIC to upload credentials and build your career portfolio!

Last updated November 6, 2015