ECFMG partners with the Australian Medical Council (AMC) to primary-source verify the medical credentials of internationally educated physicians applying for registration to practice medicine in Australia. If you are a graduate of a medical institution located outside of Australia, and you wish to apply for registration with the Medical Board of Australia or for specialist assessment by an Australian specialist medical college, you will need to have all required medical credentials verified through EPIC as part of your application.
To have your credentials verified through EPIC in support of an application for registration or for specialist assessment by an Australian specialist medical college, you must complete the following steps:
If you are submitting a Final Medical School Transcript or Alternate Graduation Document as your primary qualification, AHPRA may also require you to submit verification of your Final Medical Diploma when you apply for registration. If you are required to submit verification of your Final Medical Diploma, you will incur additional costs from both the AMC and ECFMG.
Medical Registrations / Licenses to Practice Medicine
Although ECFMG will primary-source verify Medical Registrations/Licenses to Practice Medicine, verification of this credential will not be accepted by the AMC in lieu of your Final Medical Diploma (primary qualification) verification. It is also not an AHPRA requirement to have Medical Registrations/Licenses to Practice Medicine verified through EPIC.
Certificates of Good Standing
It is required that Certificates of Registration Status/Good Standing be sent directly to AHPRA by the respective registration authority. Verification through EPIC of a Medical Registration/License to Practice Medicine will not substitute for this purpose. Please refer to AHPRA for requirements regarding this document.
Questions? Don’t Hesitate to Contact Us!
If you have any questions regarding EPIC and the EPIC verification process, please contact EPIC at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (215) 966-3900. Telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time in the United States).
If you have questions regarding the AMC’s application process, please contact the AMC.
Please also read the general Frequently Asked Questions in the For Physicians section of the website.
International medical graduates applying for registration to the Medical Board of Australia need to create an EPIC Account and have their credentials (qualifications) primary-source verified through EPIC.
International medical graduates applying to an Australian specialist medical college for assessment need to create an EPIC Account and have their credentials (qualifications) primary-source verified through EPIC.
No. Credentials primary-source verified through EICS for the AMC by June 30, 2017, do not need to be resubmitted through EPIC. Those credentials have already been sent directly to the AMC and your AMC records have been updated accordingly. However, if you have additional credentials that you would like to provide to the AMC, you will need to use EPIC to submit those credentials.
Please note that if you do create an EPIC Account, any credentials that have already been verified through EICS will be added to your EPIC Portfolio at no cost, along with any credentials that you may have had verified by ECFMG for ECFMG Certification. Simply provide your EICS ID and/or ECFMG/USMLE ID when you establish your EPIC Account. ECFMG will review your file typically within 10 business days; if your file is acceptable, ECFMG will add your previously verified credentials to your EPIC Portfolio.
For the Standard Pathway (AMC examinations) and Competent Authority Pathway, submit your Final Medical Diploma (or primary qualification, e.g. MBBS, etc.) for verification.
For specialist assessment purposes, your Final Medical Diploma and postgraduate qualification(s) must be submitted. Enquire with the respective Australian specialist medical college to find out which postgraduate qualification(s) require verification.
We recommend that you create an EPIC Account and upload your credentials to EPIC as soon as possible after you have decided to apply to the AMC. Through EPIC, your credentials are verified directly with the issuing institution. The time required to complete the verification of credentials varies and depends on a number of factors, including the time it takes for the issuing institution to respond to our verification requests.
Yes. The credentials that you upload to EPIC remain available to you as part of your EPIC Portfolio. You can use EPIC to send copies of these credentials along with reports verifying their authenticity to organizations worldwide at any time throughout your career.
Credentials that you upload to EPIC are not automatically sent to the AMC, whether you upload them before completing your application to the AMC or after. In order to send a credential to the AMC, you must request an EPIC Report for that credential be sent to the AMC. You can either request an EPIC Report for the AMC as you upload the credential or through the “My Reports” tab of EPIC once your credential has been verified.
Once a report is sent to the AMC, the AMC will be able to access it through the secure EPIC Report Portal and update your AMC records accordingly. If you need to confirm whether the AMC has accessed your reports through the Report Portal, please contact the AMC. Allow 3-5 business days for the AMC to update its qualifications portal.
For each credential that you upload, you will need to nominate the AMC to receive an EPIC Report. You can request each report at the time that you upload each credential. If you did not nominate the AMC to receive an EPIC Report at the time you uploaded a credential, you must go to the “My Reports” tab in your EPIC Account and request an EPIC Report for the AMC.
If your credentials have already been primary-source verified by ECFMG for ECFMG Certification or through ECFMG’s International Credentials Services (EICS) for a medical regulatory authority other than the AMC, you will need to create an EPIC Account and use EPIC to provide your credentials and verification reports to the AMC. However, you will not need to upload the credentials that were previously verified by ECFMG; they will be added to your EPIC Account at no cost. Simply provide your ECFMG/USMLE ID and/or EICS ID when you establish your EPIC Account. ECFMG will review your file typically within 10 business days; if your file is acceptable, ECFMG will add your previously verified credentials to your EPIC Portfolio. You can then log into EPIC and request that EPIC Reports for those credentials be provided to the AMC.
If you have questions regarding EPIC’s services—such as creating an EPIC Account, uploading your credentials (qualifications), managing your portfolio, the verification process, sending verification reports, or fees—please contact EPIC at email@example.com or +1 (215) 966-3900. Telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States.
If you have questions regarding applying to the AMC—such as necessary documentation, required qualifications, or assessment pathways—please contact the AMC.