Certification Specialist | ECFMG Jobs Near Me


Company Name: ECFMG
Company Website: jobscastle.net
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Posted Date: 20-04-2023
Posted on: jobscastle.net

Job’s Overview:

ECFMG is seeking a Certification Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Please take a moment to read the job post below if you are interested:

We are looking to hire a full-time Certification Specialist within our Certification Program & Services department. The role of a Certification Specialist is to perform activities in support of and related to ECFMG’s Certification Program.


A DAY IN THE LIFE of a Certification Specialist

The primary responsibilities of the Certification Specialist include:

  • Evaluation and processing of USMLE applications; medical credentials; credential verifications; eligibility for ECFMG Certification; user accounts for the Certification Verification Service (CVS); status verification for the International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM) examination.
  • The Certification Specialist will also communicate with applicants, medical schools/institutions, ECFMG partner/client organizations, as well as aide in the training and coaching of temporary and permanent staff.


  • Robust Medical, Dental & Vision from top providers
  • 12% Employer Contribution to your 403(b)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Generous PTO
  • Flexible Work from Home opportunity

WORK SCHEDULE for Certification Specialist

This full-time position typically works 7-hour workdays, Monday – Friday, with a flexible virtual work arrangement and must be local to the Philadelphia, PA area.

SALARY RANGE for Certification Specialist (Starting at $25/hr.)

Any offered salary within this band is determined based on competency and skills, prior relevant experience, required degrees/certifications, internal equity within the organization and market competition.


Intealth brings together the expertise and resources that advance quality in health care education worldwide in order to improve health care for all. Through strategic integration of its nonprofit members, Intealth offers a flexible and multi‐layered portfolio of services. These services enhance and support the education and training of health care professionals, verify their qualifications required to practice, and inform the development of health workforce policies around the world.

Intealth is an integrated organization that includes the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), established in 1956, and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), established in 2000. ECFMG and FAIMER created Intealth as a new overarching identity in 2021 to mark the success of a multi-year business transformation resulting in integrated operations. Intealth unites ECFMG and FAIMER under a common vision and leverages their combined expertise and resources for maximum impact.

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is a world leader in promoting quality health care. We provide services to international physicians who want to enter the U.S. health care system and physicians working worldwide. Our experience in certifying International Medical Graduates (IMGs) has allowed us to develop programs that share our expertise with others involved in the assessment of physicians.

Our Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) division concentrates on creating educational opportunities for health professions educators, discovering patterns, disseminating knowledge, and developing data resources.


Our ideal candidate for the Certification Specialist has the following skills & experience:


  • Strong computer skills and adept at managing various computer programs simultaneously.
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Proficiency in other languages helpful.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to interface and communicate with partner/clients and co-workers in a clear and professional manner.


  • Provides exemplary customer service to all ECFMG programs while maintaining a customer-centered approach in all activities.
  • Processes work in assigned queues and ensures that work is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Communicates with applicants and representatives of institutions with which ECFMG is conducting verifications in a professional and clear manner.
  • Escalates issues to management as appropriate.
  • Through an intensive review process, determines acceptability of applications and credentials for all of ECFMG’s domestic services such as ECFMG Certification and FCVS.
  • This process includes:The prima facie review of credentials using ECFMG’s Medical Education Reference Library to determine if the medical credential submitted meets ECFMG requirements (e.g. degree title eligibility, medical school eligibility)
  • Verification of medical education credentials directly with the appropriate institutions
  • Evaluation of returned verifications and credentials
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of ECFMG Certification (e.g. ECFMG Policy on Transfer Credits) and USMLE policies and appropriate application of these policies
  • Conducting comprehensive review of identify forms and forms containing enrollment status of students and graduates, including the reverification of student enrollment when required
  • Issuing of ECFMG Certificates, as appropriate
  • Determines acceptability of English translations submitted to ensure that they meet ECFMG’s translation requirements.
  • Communicates with schools/institutions regarding incomplete or unacceptable verifications.
  • Communicates with applicants regarding incomplete or unacceptable applications for USMLE.
  • Communicates with organizations requesting verification of ECFMG Certificates.
  • Processes requests from applicants for services related to ECFMG Certification
  • Processes IFOM-related status verification forms for applicants applying to the National Board of Medical Examiners’ International Foundations in Medicine (IFOM) exam; interfaces with NBME staff
  • Processes follow-up verification requests with schools/institutions that have not responded to previous requests for verification of applicant documents.
  • Assists in quality assurance processes.
  • Assists in training and coaching of temporary and permanent staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


  • 2 years of experience are required
  • 2 years of professional experience in processing of large volumes of educational credentials or similar documents, preferably in college/university or other educational/research institution is preferred.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Familiarity with foreign languages is helpful.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

While our unwavering commitment to promoting quality healthcare worldwide is one of our top priorities, we have a similar commitment to fostering an environment that recognizes people matter as much as the business. You can contribute to meaningful and inspiring work in an inclusive organization that prioritizes your diversity, professional and leadership development, and overall personal wellness. For these reasons, we are proud to be named one of the Top Workplaces in 2021 by the Philadelphia Business Journal. If these organizational priorities resonate with you, then it’s time for you to join us! If you feel that you would be right for this job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Getting the Certification Specialist designation comes with some responsibilities. It would be a wise idea to take a few minutes to learn more about it so you can make an informed decision.

Applicants must meet the above-mentioned requirements in order to qualify for consideration to work as a Certification Specialist.

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