FCVS or EICS? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > General Topics Forum

General Topics Forum Useful USMLE preparation and exam taking discussion, guides, resources, ads, services, problems, and more


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-26-2010
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 32
Threads: 11
Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 19
Official Medical Institutes FCVS or EICS?

Dears at usmleforums,
I am a fresh international medical graduate intending to apply for usmle and would like to know the difference between CVS and EICS certification? Can I primary source verify my credentials through EICS instead of CVS and then apply it to ecfmg and would that exempt me from filling form186? As ECIS looks to do the job faster as they offer the possibility of courier service!

Thanks a lot for your concern
regards
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 05-26-2010
Ex-USMLE Forums Staff
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 753
Threads: 106
Thanked 2,184 Times in 464 Posts
Reputation: 2232
Info Here's the answer

The Federation Credentials Verification Service also know as FCVS is provided by the FSMB for physicians intended to practice medicine in USA.

EICS is the ECFMG Interernation Credentials Services assists international medical registration authorities in obtaining primary-source verification of medical education and registration credentials of physicians applying for licensure whose medical education was completed outside their jurisdictions.

The sequence of events is as follows;
You pass USMLE Steps --> you get ECFMG certified --> you start residency --> you do Step 3 USMLE ---> you contact FCVS ---> you then can practice independently in USA.

The EICS is not for you. It's for medical registration authorities that want to double check on you by using the ECFMG services.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
cuteguy (05-26-2010)
  #3  
Old 05-26-2010
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 32
Threads: 11
Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 19
Default My Question was not clear

Thanks alot lee, but that was not what I really meant "I wasn't clear enough, sorry",
As am preparing to register and take the USMLE, I read in the ECFMG booklet about primary verification and that if i have it then no need for my medical school to reverify my credentials and when I googled primary verification I was taken into ECFMG/EICS (International credential services)... so my question was about the difference between the verification of my credentials through EICS and the verification through ECFMG by them sending my form 186 to my college (certification of identification form), as the second one may take months while with EICS I can opt for express courier and pay for it
so if I verify my credentials with EICS and then apply it to ECFMG will that save me time?
thanks alot for you concern and sorry if I talked too much
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4  
Old 05-27-2010
Ex-USMLE Forums Staff
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 753
Threads: 106
Thanked 2,184 Times in 464 Posts
Reputation: 2232
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuteguy View Post
Thanks alot lee, but ...... sorry if I talked too much
You cannot verify your credentials via EICS. The EICS is useful when you apply for a license in other countries. Australia is one of the countries that use this service.
So for example if you want to work in Australia, then the Australian authorities will ask the ECFMG to verify your credentials. If you happen to be "primary-source" verified by the ECFMG initially then that process will go smoothly.
By all means, you have to send form 186 and the ECFMG has to communicate with your medical school in order for your primary source to be verified.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
cuteguy (05-27-2010)
  #5  
Old 05-27-2010
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 32
Threads: 11
Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 19
Smile Thanks A Looot

Thanks A Loooooot, you really helped and thanks too for the rapid reply
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Tags
ECFMG-Registration, FCVS-, FSMB-

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)