Exam Score Reporting

ECFMG Status Report

The ECFMG Status Report is issued for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) only.

ECFMG transmits the ECFMG Status Report automatically. The ECFMG Status Report contains the month and year that you passed examinations, but not your actual scores. Your USMLE scores can only be reported as part of an official USMLE transcript. The Status Report will not contain any failing scores or other non-passing attempts. If you passed the ECFMG CSA, the ECFMG Status Report will list the month and year of your passing performance. However, if you received your ECFMG Certificate based on any of the former medical science exams listed below, those scores will be listed on the ECFMG Status Report. The former medical science exams include: the one day ECFMG Examination, FMGEMS, VQE, NBME Part exam and FLEX scores.

Specifically, the ECFMG Status Report contains the following information:

  • USMLE/ECFMG Identification Number
  • Applicant Name
  • ECFMG-certified (Yes or No)
  • Certificate issue date
  • CSA valid through date, if applicable
  • Exams passed for ECFMG Certification
  • Medical school of graduation
  • Degree year
  • Explanatory Notes, if applicable

USMLE Transcript

The USMLE transcript contains your entire USMLE history on Step 1, Step 2CK, Step 2CS and, if taken, Step 3. It will include all attempts: passed, failed, incomplete, etc. For complete information on what is included in the USMLE transcript, refer to the Official USMLE Transcripts and Providing Scores to Third Parties section of the USMLE Bulletin of Information.

To request your USMLE transcript, go to MyERAS and click on the Documents | Additional Documents section to authorize the release of your transcript. Carefully read the instructions and information regarding the release of your USMLE transcript. If you receive a new or updated score after submitting your MyERAS application, you will need to return to the Documents | Additional Documents section to have your updated USMLE transcript retransmitted to your programs.

Note: All USMLE transcripts are generated and transmitted by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Do not submit copies of USMLE transcript scores. The EFDO will not process the copies. For information on the status of your transcript request, send your email to webmail@nbme.org.

After you have authorized the release of your USMLE transcript, you can go into your saved programs or programs to which you may have already applied, and assign it to be transmitted to those programs just as you would your personal statement and LoRs.

USMLE scores can only be reported as part of an official USMLE transcript. If you are an IMG, and have taken any of the USMLE Steps, a USMLE transcript is the only method of sending your USMLE scores history to the programs. However, before requesting a USMLE transcript, check with the programs to which you are applying, to see if they require it.

The fee for the NBME to transmit your USMLE transcript to your programs is a one-time fee of $80, payable together with the ERAS processing fee. Do not send this fee to the EFDO; you will be charged this fee on your MyERAS invoice once you apply to programs.

COMLEX-USA Transcript

Before requesting your COMLEX-USA transcript, you must list your NBOME ID in the Personal Information section of your MyERAS application.

To request your COMLEX-USA Transcript, go to MyERAS and click on the Documents | Additional Documents section to authorize the release of your transcript. Carefully read the instructions and information regarding the release of your COMLEX-USA transcript. If you receive a new or updated score after submitting your MyERAS application, you will need to return to the Documents | Additional Documents section to have your updated COMLEX-USA transcript retransmitted to your programs.

After you have requested your COMLEX-USA transcript, you can go to your saved programs or programs to which you may have already applied, and assign it to be transmitted to those programs, just as you would your personal statement(s) and LoRs.

Note: All COMLEX-USA transcripts are generated and transmitted by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME). Do not submit copies of the COMLEX-USA transcript scores. The EFDO will not process the copies. For information on the status of your transcript request, please contact the NBOME.

The fee for the NBOME to transmit your COMLEX-USA transcript to your programs is a one-time fee of $80, payable together with the ERAS processing fee. Do not send this fee to the EFDO; you will be charged this fee on your MyERAS invoice once you apply to programs.

ABSITE Scores (Surgery applicants only)

ABSITE is the American Board of Surgery In-Training/Surgical Basic Science Examination. It is required only for surgical training programs. If you are applying to a surgical training program, upload a copy of your ABSITE in EFDO On-line Services that includes all pages of all levels completed as one PDF file. Once it is assigned, it cannot be removed.

If you are a Canadian applicant, you should provide a copy of your CAGS examination scores in place of the ABSITE. Osteopathic applicants will provide the ACOS examination results.

Note: We cannot accept any other American Board in-training examinations for the ABSITE transcript. Programs have the capability to attach additional documents that are submitted directly to them. Contact programs directly for instructions on how to submit any of these other types of exams.