- After the USMLE Step 2 CS exam was suspended, the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) needed a new way to certify international medical graduates. They came up with alternative pathways – each with a $900 price tag. How on earth did they arrive at this figure?
- The ECFMG is, in the very literal sense of the term, a coercive monopoly. They can charge whatever they want, and people have to pay. Here, we’ll take a closer look at their finances.
- If you liked Part I and Part II, you’ll love Part III: a video podcast covering the ECFMG’s pricing and profits.