Verification of Iranian Medical Credentials

The AMC’s source verification provider of credentials, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), will resume the processing of requests for verification of medical credentials issued by educational, health care, and medical registration/licensing institutions in Iran.

As previously announced, ECFMG was not processing such requests pending clarification of restrictions by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

On June 5 2015, the ECFMG was advised by OFAC officials that it is permitted to engage in verification activities for medical credentials issued in Iran. Further information can be found at the ECFMG website.

The AMC was previously working with the Medical Board of Australia to determine how to appropriately assist AMC candidates that the sanctions may have effected. With the recent announcement by ECFMG, the AMC is now able to process any effected applications as quickly as possible. If AMC candidates require any further information, please contact the AMC directly on +61 (0) 2 6270-7878 between 10am and 4pm AEST.