ECFMG partners with the Virginia Board of Medicine to primary-source verify medical education credentials of physicians who are applying for full and unrestricted MD licensure in Virginia and graduated from a medical school located outside of the United States or Canada (international medical graduate). If you are an international medical graduate applying for MD licensure in Virginia, you may have required credentials verified through EPIC.
To have your credentials verified through EPIC in support of an application for licensure in Virginia, complete the following steps:
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 Board’s application processes, please contact the Board at email@example.com.
Please also read the general Frequently Asked Questions in the For Physicians section of the website.
If you completed your medical education outside of the United States or Canada and wish to use EPIC to have your credentials verified in support of an application for MD licensure in Virginia, you may begin using EPIC at any time.
Credentials required in support of your application to the Board include:
You may have all of these credentials verified through EPIC.
If you have questions regarding the credentials you are required to submit, please contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend that you create an EPIC Account and upload your credentials to EPIC as soon as possible after applying to the Board. 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.
If your credentials have already been primary-source verified by ECFMG, you will need to create an EPIC Account and use EPIC to provide your credentials and verification reports to the Board. 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 use EPIC to request that verification reports on the required credentials be provided to the Board.
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.
No. The Board will not have direct access to your EPIC Portfolio. The Board will have access only to the credentials and verification reports that you make available to them through EPIC.
When an EPIC Report is sent to the Board, the Board will have access to the report and a copy of your credential through the EPIC Report Portal. After accessing your EPIC Report, the Board will update your electronic application checklist. Processing of documents may take up to 10 business days after they are received. If you find your checklist does not exist or does not indicate necessary documents have been received, e-mail the Board at email@example.com with “Medicine and Surgery Application Question” in the subject line. E-mails will be answered within two business days.
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 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 applying to the Board—such as necessary documentation, required qualifications, or registration categories—please contact the Board at email@example.com.