Primary source verification for international medical graduates
International medical graduates applying for provisional or full registration with a licence to practise need to have their primary medical qualification independently verified before we grant registration.
This applies if you:
- qualified at a medical school outside of the UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
- are a national of a country outside the UK, EEA or Switzerland who graduated from medical schools outside the UK
- do not already hold provisional registration.
How will you verify my primary medical qualification?
Verification is carried out by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) through their online system – known as the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) service. ECFMG will verify the qualification is genuine by checking this directly with your awarding institution.