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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:

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.

Once your account request has been processed, we will send you an e-mail containing your EPIC ID and 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 also will send additional e-mails that include your temporary user name and your temporary password. For security reasons, your user name and password will be sent in separate e-mails. Please allow three business days for ECFMG to process your account request; if you do not receive these e-mails within three business days, please contact us.

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

Pursuing ECFMG Certification or trying to register for a United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) exam? International medical graduates are not required to have medical credentials verified via the EPIC service to support an application for ECFMG Certification or to register for a USMLE exam. For information on ECFMG Certification, please refer to the ECFMG website or contact the ECFMG Applicant Information Services team via e-mail at or telephone at +1 (215) 386-5900.

Last updated August 15, 2022