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Special Instructions and FAQs for Applicants to Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital, InterHealth Canada

Special Instructions

ECFMG partners with Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital, InterHealth Canada, to primary-source verify medical credentials of physicians applying to work within the Hospital system.

To have your credentials verified through EPIC in support of your employment with Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital, complete the following steps:

  • Step 1 - Apply to the Hospital by submitting your application to the Human Resources department of the Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital.

    Successful candidates will be advised to have their required credentials primary-source verified through EPIC.
  • Step 2 - Establish an EPIC Account.

    See Getting Started for complete instructions. Once ECFMG has processed your request and established your EPIC Account, ECFMG will e-mail you login information so you can access your EPIC Account.
  • Step 3 - Confirm your identity with EPIC.

    See Confirming Your Identity with EPIC for detailed information. Confirming your identity with EPIC requires you to submit an EPIC Identification Form (EIF). Once this form has been accepted by ECFMG, you will be able to upload credentials required by the Hospital for primary-source verification.
  • Step 4 - Upload each credential required by the Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital and select the Hospital to receive an EPIC Report for each credential.

    Log in to your EPIC Account and upload the credentials required by the Hospital for primary-source verification. As you upload each credential, be sure to select the Hospital to receive an EPIC Report once the credential is verified. Because the Hospital has requested to be notified when their applicants' credentials have been sent for verification through EPIC, a notification will be provided to the Hospital when your credential is sent for verification. This notification will include a copy of the credential that you have submitted for verification.

    Please note: It is very important that you select Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital to receive an EPIC Report for each required qualification as you upload it. If you do, the Hospital will be notified when your credential is sent for verification and an EPIC Report on that credential will be automatically sent to the Hospital when the credential is verified. If you do not select the Hospital to receive an EPIC Report on a credential at the time you upload it, you will be required to send an EPIC Report to the Hospital once your credential is verified.

    Note that if your credentials have already been primary-source verified by ECFMG for ECFMG Certification or through ECFMG’s International Credentials Services (EICS), you do not need to upload the credentials that were previously verified by ECFMG. These credentials will be added to your EPIC Portfolio 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 in to EPIC and request that EPIC Reports for those credentials be provided to the Hospital.
  • Step 5 - Ensure reports on all required credentials have been sent to Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital.

    If you selected the Hospital to receive an EPIC Report when a credential was uploaded, that report will be sent to the Hospital automatically when the credential is verified.

    If you did not select the Hospital 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 Hospital. Be sure to select Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital from the drop-down list when sending your report or your request will be rejected.

Special Note for Physicians Currently Employed by Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital

If the Hospital has selected you to have your medical credentials verified through EPIC, fees associated with the EPIC process will be paid for by the Hospital. To have your credentials verified, follow Steps 2 through 5 above and submit evidence of the fees you have paid to EPIC to the Hospital for reimbursement. To demonstrate the fees you have paid to EPIC, you may provide the Hospital a print-out of the My Financial Account tab of your EPIC profile.

Credentials Required by Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital

The following credentials are required by the Hospital and must be verified through EPIC:

  • Final Medical Diploma
    • Alternate Graduation Document may be acceptable if Final Medical Diploma is not available
  • A Certificate of Good Standing/Letter of Good Standing issued by the country of current or most recent employment within the last 6 months
    • Upload as a Medical Registration Certificate/License to Practice Medicine in EPIC
  • Specialist Qualification

The Hospital will advise you if there are additional credentials required in support of your application.

If you have any questions regarding EPIC and the EPIC verification process, please contact EPIC at info@ecfmgepic.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 Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital’s application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at HR@interhealthcanada.tc or +1 (649) 941-2800 extension 71231. Telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please also read the general Frequently Asked Questions in the For Physicians section of the website.

About Applying to Turks & Caicos Islands Hospitals, InterHealth Canada (Hospital)

I am applying to, or working within the Hospital system; do I need to use EPIC?

Beginning August 14, 2017, certain physicians applying to or working within the Hospital system will be advised by the Hospital to have their required credentials primary-source verified through EPIC.

When do I need to start using EPIC?

You will be advised by the Hospital if you need to have your required credentials primary-source verified through EPIC.

Which credentials do I need to submit to the Hospital through EPIC?

The credentials required by the Hospital are:

  • Final Medical Diploma
    • Alternate Graduation Document may be acceptable if Final Medical Diploma is not available
  • A Certificate of Good Standing/Letter of Good Standing issued by the country of current or most recent employment within the last 6 months
    • Upload as a Medical Registration Certificate/License to Practice Medicine in EPIC
  • Specialist Qualification

The Hospital will advise you if there are additional credentials required in support of your application.

About Using EPIC

Will I have access to my medical credentials after I apply to the Hospital?

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.

Will the Hospital have access to my EPIC Portfolio?

No. The Hospital will not have direct access to your EPIC Portfolio. The Hospital will have access only to the credentials and verification reports that you make available to them through EPIC.

I requested that an EPIC Report be sent to the Hospital. How do I know that the Hospital received this report?

When a report is sent to Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital, the Hospital will have access to the report and a copy of your credential through the EPIC Report Portal.

If you need to confirm whether the Hospital has accessed your report through the Report Portal, contact the Hospital.

Can I select the Hospital to receive EPIC Reports only once, or should I do it for every credential individually?

An EPIC Report will only be sent for a credential if you indicate a report should be sent to the Hospital for that credential. You should request an EPIC Report for the Hospital for each credential required by the Hospital.

Do I need to use EPIC when applying to the Hospital if my credentials have already been verified by ECFMG for a purpose other than applying to the Hospital?

If your credentials have already been primary-source verified by ECFMG for ECFMG Certification or through ECFMG’s International Credentials Services (EICS), you will need to create an EPIC Account and use EPIC to provide your credentials and verification reports to the Hospital. However, you will not need to upload the credentials that were previously verified by ECFMG; they will be added to your EPIC Portfolio 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.

If I have questions or problems regarding EPIC, should I contact EPIC or the Hospital?

If you have questions regarding EPIC’s services—such as creating an EPIC Account, uploading your documents, managing your portfolio, the verification process, sending verification reports, or fees—please contact EPIC at info@ecfmgepic.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 credentials required by the Hospital, please contact the Hospital at HR@interhealthcanada.tc or +1 (649) 941-2800 extension 71231. Telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Last updated January 10, 2018