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USMLE Guide: Organizations

If you are one of the many students or residents who will be taking a US*MLE or Board Certification exam this year, be sure to take a look at the library's USMLE study resources.

Professional Organizations

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

    Through its program of certification, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

  • Federation of State Medical Boards
    The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national non-profit organization representing the 70 medical boards of the United States and its territories. Based in Dallas, the FSMB serves as the national voice for its member boards and is a recognized authority throughout the United States on issues related to medical licensure and discipline.
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
    The NBME is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality examinations for the health professions. Protection of the health of the public through state of the art assessment of health professionals is the mission of the NBME, along with a major commitment to research and development in evaluation and measurement.
  • National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
    The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners provides for the public welfare a means to assess competency in the health care disciplines relevant to Osteopathic Medicine.
  • National Resident Matching Program

    The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States.

  • Colorado Board of Medical Examiners

The Colorado Board of Medical Examiner's mission is to protect and enhance the public's health, safety, and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for the citizens of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education.

  • United States Medical Licensing Examination
    The USMLE™ is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Results of the USMLE are reported to medical licensing authorities in the United States and its territories for use in granting the initial license to practice medicine. The three Steps of the USMLE assess a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care.