‘EPIC’ for GMC Registration
Have you heard the EPIC news regarding GMC registration? All those who are applying for provisional or full registration must first get their primary medical qualifications (PMQ) verified by the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) . If that name sounds familiar, it’s because you must also go through them for verification in order to appear in the USMLE. First things first.What is EPIC? It stands for the ‘Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC)’. It is the electronic portal via

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Dr.mona
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Dr.mona

If i am applying in nov 2018 for plab 1.. should i start my ecfmg now on first prioroty?

Ibrahim Ivan
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I wouldn’t say first priority. But I would’ve done it, as you never know how much time your college is going to take to reply, and also as EPIC will never time out. So, yes.

Joseph Philip
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Joseph Philip

Sir Ibrahim Ivan, thank you for your amazing post.
I’m wondering if I can use my certificate of graduation as primary medical qulaification because I got lost my medical diploma, and the school does not issue another copy by their policy.
Would it be okay?

Ibrahim Ivan
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You will have to explain this situation to GMC, as they specifically asks for decorated diploma of your primary medical qualification.

GMC will assess your situation and tell you specifically what you can do.

[email protected]

Joseph Philip
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Joseph Philip

Thank you for your opinion, Dr. Ivan. I’ll try contacting.

Javed
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Javed

I expect my plab 2 result to b out by 15 may..will I need to verify my pmq if I apply soon after my results

Ibrahim Ivan
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If you apply / pay for your registration before 11 june, 2018 you won’t have to deal with the EPIC verification.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thank you so much for this. My exam is on May 2. 4 weeks after would be early June. Can I apply for registration before that and beat the deadline?How would this be possible? Does GMC want me to apply only or submit my application before June 11. Thank you

Benjamin Pathak
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Benjamin Pathak

Hi Ibrahim, I’ve been following your posts for quite sometime now and appreciate every detailed update that you incorporate on your blog! It really is a booster ? I wanted to clarify if you knew whether this verification is independent of our GMC account? Like we don’t need this verification for appearing for the PLAB 1 is what I intend to ask…

Benjamin Pathak
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Benjamin Pathak

Hey, if I’ve not completed my internship as of now, can I update this later in my GMC account?

Dr. Osada Suraweera
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Dr. Osada Suraweera

I have opened an EPIC account first and verified.No GMC account yet.What are the credentials do you suggest me to upload to EPIC.I am eagerly waiting to upload credentials to EPIC ? Thank you

Ukemeobong
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Ukemeobong

Thank you for this informative blog. If I may ask, if i have submitted my documents to gmc but scheduled to do ID check after June 11th 2018, will i affected by this new rule?

kalsoom
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kalsoom

if we apply before 11june 2018 then wts the way of verification of documents

Deepika
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Deepika

I am planning to take plab 1 in november and i already have a gmc reference number. Can i take the exam without the whole epic process now ? Or am i supposed to have completed epic process before i register for plab 1 ?

Arkh Harby
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would I still need an ID check in the UK after EPIC if I apply after June?

Garbo ankin
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Garbo ankin

Kindly make verification for Pharmacist diploma, we would be gratitude. A lot of Pharmacists waiting this step, in addition the financial benefits for ECFMG.

Seema Sethi
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I have my plab 2 exam on 17th may .should i go for epic or will i be able to pay for registration before 11th
Thanks

Anirudha Sharma
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Hello sir.. I’m taking IELTS coaching and planning to give my PLAB 1 in November 2018..can I apply for GMC registration before June 11 2018 to avoid all the hassle with EPIC..? pls guide me.. Thank you.. Regards..!!!

Anirudha Sharma
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Sir I did mbbs and internship from India.. My Medical College is not in the world directory of medical school nor in the overseas medical qualifications which GMC do not accept and may accept… How Do I know if I’m eligible for GMC and PLAB sir

Hemant Sharma
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Hemant Sharma

What if I apply for registration before 11 June and don’t get an ID check date before that ,would I still have to go through EPIC?

Feroz
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Feroz

Thank you for your beautiful weblog!
some changes have been made to the name of the university I have graduated from, previously it was called “Kabul Medical University” which is written on my diploma and transcripts, now it has been changed to “Kabul University of Medical Sciences” which is different than what it used to be and appear on my PMQ certificates . How can I handle this problem when having the documents verified.

Ibrahim Ivan
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Can you please confirm which one is your institution here:

List of Medical colleges

Feroz
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Feroz

The above list of Medical colleges is not working! Thanks

Feroz
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Feroz

Thanks for your reply!
The above list of Medical colleges is not working!

Ibrahim Ivan
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Please can you search your institution here: https://search.wdoms.org

Feroz
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Feroz

It is exists in the world directory of medical schools with its former name “Kabul Medical University Faculty of Medicine”. and labeled as currently operational.

Mohit
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Mohit

If the college one is studying gets shut down, and the student got shifted to another college in the city, should that person write the plab exam? My friends are writing USMLE inspite of being from the same college. I am very confused about this. Can u please guide. Thanks in advance!.

Richa
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Richa

What all documents do the notary cam asks for?

ghaith
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ghaith

Hi..I will be applying before 28 June, but I want to use this service, as I have my credentials already verified by the ECFMG and I don’t want GMC to send the PMQ for verification to the medical school and wait forever for their response. Has anyone used it already for GMC registration?

Ibrahim Ivan
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The post, if I’m not mistaken, discusses about what to do if you are already verified by ECFMG. And doctors will need it when they apply for GMC registration after 11 june 2018. So I don’t think anybody has needed to use it yet.

Dr. Fatema Mohammad Alam
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Dr. Fatema Mohammad Alam

As-salamu-alikum…..Ibrahim and Ibreez A ……thanks for all the important information………my question is …Will an acceptable official (NotaryCam) contact the physician for the EPIC Identification Form (EIF) certification?……….. If not ….what is the procedure for certification of the EPIC Identification form? i mean does the physician have to arrange for this him/herself , if so what is the procedure…and my other question is can a physician update the ECFMG as he goes through his medical career and gain more qualifications and degrees? thankz

Ibrahim Ivan
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Yes, once you upload it to NotaryCam, they will want to video chat with you by any means. So far people has been contacted through Skype even on their phone. There will be clear instructions to follow there.

No, the physician doesn’t need to update on every qualification. For GMC registration, you need to verify your PMQ once and for all.

Pee
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Pee

Thank you Dr for the thorough explanation above.
Please does Primary medical qualification mean my original MB;BS certificate issued by my university OR the license issued by the medical body in my country to practice medicine?
Please clarify.
Thank you.

Kaushik
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Kaushik

I’m in my internship how can I apply for epic
Do I need my original certificate or provisional is enough ?
Thank u

Ibrahim Ivan
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You can apply for EPIC by the procedure explained above. Whether provisional certificate will work or not, it’s better if you email EPIC about it.

Talal Latif
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Talal Latif

My college is relatively new and no one from my college has gotten an ecfmg registration before. Do i need to get my college registered with them at first as well ? please guide.. Thank You

Talal Latif
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Talal Latif

Yes my college is recognized by WDOMS. But according to the link you gave all colleges will need to be approved by a liason of the ecfmg from 2023. its not needed now.

so is there any need for my college’s registration right now ?

Talal Latif
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Talal Latif

also i found this…
https://ecam.ecfmg.org/emswphelp.aspx

do i need to get my college administration to sign up on this ?

Talal Latif
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Talal Latif

Okay. Thank you so much.

rashedsattar
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hey, i am from Bangladesh. while registering an EPIC account when they ask for ‘Date medical degree was issued’ do i give the result publication date or the date of issue at the bottom of my DU MBBS certificate?

Ibrahim Ivan
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It should the date of issue mentioned in your MBBS certificate.

dr-dee
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dr-dee

thank you really for your great efforts.
i have a question i want to apply through MTI route but i still didn`t finish my master degree (expected to complete it around october) and since epic will need GMC account first …. can i make make the GMC account using my MBBCH now and then update it later????

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

EPIC is not needed to open a GMC Online account. EPIC is needed when you apply for “GMC registration”. If you are going to apply through the MTI route, whenever you receive the sponsorship certificate for GMC registration, open a GMC Online account and apply for registration through an approved sponsor route.
Meanwhile, you can keep you EPIC verification done as it will be needed after/while you apply for GMC registration.

Here is how to open a GMC Online account:
http://roadtouk.com/2017/09/04/how-to-open-a-gmc-online-account/

Here is more about MTI:
http://roadtouk.com/2018/04/10/medical-training-initiative-mti-uk/

dr-dee
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dr-dee

thanks for ur guidance

Andrea
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Andrea

Hello thank you for the information for people that Already finished speciality in my case OBGYN i would need to upload (medical diploma, internship validation document and specialist diploma)? Anything else ??? Thanks

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

Are you planning to apply for GMC registration through PLAB route? or GMC acceptable PG qualifications?

M. Ahmed
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M. Ahmed

when i entered my epic id i got this message ” Your qualification has either not been sent for verification, or the qualification you have submitted to ECFMG is not a final medical diploma. You cannot apply until it has been sent. Please contact ECFMG at [email protected].” . Although i have verified my final medical diploma.

Muntasir
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Muntasir

Hi there,
I am Muntasir faisel. Today I have started the process of GMC registration. Its really complicated and dubious. I can uderstand to complete all the options of GMC registration would take huge time.I have two queries to you. Firstly, I am proceeding for GMC registration through Accredited Post-Graduation Qualifications Pathway. Whether both of my Primary Medical Certificate and Post-graduate Certificate would be testified by ECMGH or only the post-graduate certificate.

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

Hello, It is not that complicated when you get the hang of it. The fear “what if I put this wrong” is the problem. Trust me, if you put something wrong in the online application you can always just give a call and change it with their help. As for your question, quoting from the post above: “If you are taking the accepted PG qualification route: In this case BOTH your PMQ and the PG qualification needs to be EPIC verified. That means in this case, your cost will go up a bit to get the whole process done.” So,… Read more »

Mohit
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Mohit

What if a student did his mbbs diploma(in india this is the verifying document)from 2 medical colleges in the same state because the first one got shut down and is currently inoperative. The MBBS diploma will be of the new college but the new college will verify for the time the student was in that college. So for the rest period (which the student did in the previous college) ,can the university under which the college was affiliated attach a document along with,stating about the previous college?

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

If the diploma (the certificate) states only the later medical college, then verification of the diploma from them is enough. Point that, the EPIC verification is NOT of your educational institutions rather it’s a verification of the DIPLOMA.

I would still suggest contacting with EPIC about this matter.

Mohit
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Mohit

Thank you sir. i have mailed epic about this too, waiting for their reply.

Reem
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Reem

I’m planning to register with the gmc by postgraduate qualification, but I will finish the mrcs exam late, can I do epic verification using my primary medical qualification and do gmc registration until I finish the mrcs exam then do epic verification of mrcs? As I have heard that mrcs verification takes less time and by doing that I can choose the date of id check much more early.

Krishnakumar r
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Hello, In all my certificates i have, my name is Krishnakumar R but in my passport it is Krishnakumar Radhakrishnan. Basically my initials are expanded. Will this be an issue for epic verification or gmc registration?

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

I don’t think so. You can always ask them via email.

Krishnakumar r
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Thank you Ibrahim, Ill do just that

Sara
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Sara

What information do I have to put about the attendance? The full credit hours?

Shumaila Nouman
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Shumaila Nouman

I have my ecfmg number..Is opened my account for..five year go..so tell me what to do can I use same ID numbnu

Umair Razzak
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Umair Razzak

Hello,
I have applied for gmc process through postgrad qualification route and its underway… at the same time i have been offered a job in nhs hospital…can the hospital apply for COS letter before the whole gmc gets done? and if yes then can i apply for tier 2 visa and land in uk and go for gmc biometrics first and then start my job?
thank you

Ahmed Ammar
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Ahmed Ammar

Hi , does anyone have any idea whether the EPIC would accept the confirmation letter of mrcs to be verified rather than the original certificate as i haven’t received the original one yet ??
Thanks in advance

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[…] In order to apply for GMC registration, you will need to get your primary medical qualifications (MBBS degree) verified by ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates). However, this process can take time. This is why it is ideal to start this process as soon as you graduate. You can get more guidance about this here. […]

Maryam
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Maryam

Is that original certificate issued only after submitting an application for a membership or an equivalent email recieved on a day results are announced can also be forwarded for Epic verification?

Ibrahim Ivan
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I personally think you will need a certificate to verify your membership to any royal college. But you can always drop an email to them and get it clarified [email protected]

Lazizi
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Lazizi

Hello everyone! I graduated last August but I only received a temporary diploma our final diploma is only delivered after one year meanwhile i’m preparing for IELTS and want to start my EPIC, what can I do ? I can’t wait till next year.Do they accept the temporary diploma?
Ps: I asked for the final diploma in my college but they requested a written justification from where can I get it?

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

You can email [email protected] asking whether they will accept provisional certificate for verification. If they don’t, then you can state that e-mail to your college authorities explaining your situation.

Maryam
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Maryam

Thanks alot.

Maryam
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Maryam

Could you please tell me if that e-mail result is a confirmation letter?

Ahmed Ammar
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Ahmed Ammar