- American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG)
To be an active candidate for certification by the ABMG, an individual must meet the criteria in the area of desired certification and provide the required supporting documentation. Certification is offered in Clinical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Cytogenetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics, and Medical Biochemical Genetics.
All individuals with a doctoral degree earned outside of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico must have their international credentials reviewed by the ABMG Credentials Committee for equivalency of their doctoral degree prior to entering our program. We will require a copy of your review letter from the ABMG as part of your application packet.
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
Through its program of certification, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ECFMG offers a variety of other programs and services to physicians educated abroad and other members of the international medical community. Detailed information on ECFMG Certification and ECFMG's other programs and services is available on their site.
- Medical Board of California
The Medical Board's Licensing Section protects the consumer through the proper licensing of physicians and surgeons. The comprehensive review of an application provides that licensees have the requisite qualifications and educational credentials for medical practice. California's licensing requirements remain among the more stringent in the nation; nevertheless, an ever-increasing number of applicants seek licensure in California.
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