Primary source verification for international medical graduates
Doctors with non-UK medical qualifications will need to have certain qualifications independently verified before we grant registration.
This applies if you:
- qualified at a medical school outside of 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.