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Special Instructions and FAQs for Applicants to Cureambit

Special Instructions

ECFMG partners with Cureambit to primary-source verify medical credentials of physicians who register on their platform. If you are applying for registration with Cureambit, it is recommended that you have certain medical credentials verified through EPIC.

To have your credentials verified through EPIC in support of your registration with Cureambit, complete the following steps:

  • Step 1 – Register with Cureambit.

    If you have questions regarding Cureambit’s registration processes, please contact Cureambit by sending an e-mail to info@cureambit.com.
  • Step 2 – Establish an EPIC Account.

    See Getting Started for complete instructions. Once ECFMG has processed your request and established your EPIC Account, ECFMG will e-mail you login information so you can access your EPIC Account.
  • Step 3 – Confirm your identity with EPIC.

    See Confirming Your Identity with EPIC for detailed information. Confirming your identity with EPIC requires you to submit an EPIC Identification Form (EIF). Once this form has been accepted by ECFMG, you will be able to upload credentials requested by Cureambit to EPIC for primary-source verification.
  • Step 4 – Upload each credential requested by Cureambit and select Cureambit to receive an EPIC Report once the credential is verified.

    Log in to your EPIC Account and upload the requested credentials for primary-source verification. See Credentials Requested by Cureambit below to determine which credentials you need to upload. As you upload each credential, be sure to select Cureambit to receive an EPIC Report once the credential is verified.

    Note: If you do not select Cureambit to receive an EPIC Report on a credential at the time you upload it, you will need to send an EPIC Report to Cureambit once your credential is verified.

    Note: If your credentials have already been primary-source verified by ECFMG for ECFMG Certification or through ECFMG’s International Credentials Services (EICS), you do not need to upload the credentials that were previously verified by ECFMG. These credentials will be added to your EPIC Portfolio at no cost. Simply provide your ECFMG/USMLE ID and/or EICS ID when you establish your EPIC Account. ECFMG will review your file typically within 10 business days; if your file is acceptable, ECFMG will add your previously verified credentials to your EPIC Portfolio.
  • Step 5 – Ensure reports on all verified credentials have been sent to Cureambit.

    If you selected Cureambit to receive an EPIC Report when a credential was uploaded, that report will be sent to Cureambit automatically when the credential is verified.

    If you did not select Cureambit to receive an EPIC Report at the time you uploaded a credential, you must go to the “My Reports” tab in your EPIC Account to request an EPIC Report for Cureambit. Be sure to select Cureambit from the drop-down list when sending your report.

Credentials Requested by Cureambit

Credentials requested by Cureambit are:

  • Highest level of education/training
    • Final Medical Diploma, as appropriate
    • Postgraduate Medical Education Credentials, as appropriate
    • Specialist Qualification, as appropriate
  • Medical Registration Certificates/Licenses to Practice Medicine, current within 90 days of registration with Cureambit

If you have any questions regarding EPIC and the EPIC verification process, please contact EPIC at info@ecfmgepic.org or +1 (215) 966-3900. Telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States.

For more information on the registration process with Cureambit or the credentials for which Cureambit requests verification, please visit the Cureambit website at www.cureambit.com or contact Cureambit at info@cureambit.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please also read the general Frequently Asked Questions in the For Physicians section of the website.

About Registering with Cureambit

I am registering with Cureambit; do I need to use EPIC?

Physicians registering with Cureambit are recommended to create an EPIC Account and have their credentials primary-source verified through EPIC.

Which credentials do I need to submit to Cureambit through EPIC?

The following credentials are requested in support of your registration with Cureambit:

  • Highest level of education/training
    • Final Medical Diploma, as appropriate
    • Postgraduate Medical Education Credentials, as appropriate
    • Specialist Qualifications, as appropriate
  • Medical Registration Certificates/Licenses to Practice Medicine, current within 90 days of registration with Cureambit

If you have questions regarding the credentials you should verify, please contact Cureambit at info@cureambit.com.

How far in advance of registration with Cureambit do I need to upload my credentials to EPIC?

We recommend that you create an EPIC Account and upload your credentials to EPIC as soon as possible after you have decided to register with Cureambit. Through EPIC, your credentials are verified directly with the issuing institution. The time required to complete the verification of credentials varies and depends on a number of factors, including the time it takes for the issuing institution to respond to our verification requests.

About Using EPIC

Will I have access to my medical credentials after I apply to Cureambit?

Yes. The credentials that you upload to EPIC remain available to you as part of your EPIC Portfolio. You can use EPIC to send copies of these credentials along with reports verifying their authenticity to organizations worldwide at any time throughout your career.

Will Cureambit have access to my EPIC Portfolio?

No. Cureambit will not have direct access to your EPIC Portfolio. Cureambit will have access only to the credentials, notifications, and verification reports that you make available to them through EPIC.

I requested that EPIC Reports on my verified credentials be provided to Cureambit. How do I know if Cureambit received the verification reports and copies of my credentials?

Once your credentials have been verified and EPIC Reports have been sent to Cureambit, Cureambit will have access to the reports and copies of your credentials through the EPIC Report Portal. If you need to confirm whether Cureambit has accessed your reports through the Report Portal, contact Cureambit at info@cureambit.com.

Can I select Cureambit to receive EPIC Reports only once, or should I do it for every credential individually?

An EPIC Report will only be sent for a credential if you indicate a report should be sent to Cureambit for that credential. You should request a report for Cureambit for each credential requested by Cureambit.

Do I need to use EPIC when registering with Cureambit if my credentials have already been verified by ECFMG for a purpose other than registering with Cureambit?

If your credentials have already been primary-source verified by ECFMG for ECFMG Certification or through ECFMG’s International Credentials Services (EICS), you can create an EPIC Account and use EPIC to provide your credentials and verification reports to Cureambit. However, you will not need to upload the credentials that were previously verified by ECFMG; they will be added to your EPIC Account at no cost. Simply provide your ECFMG/USMLE ID and/or EICS ID when you establish your EPIC Account. ECFMG will review your file typically within 10 business days; if your file is acceptable, ECFMG will add your previously verified credentials to your EPIC Portfolio.

If I have questions or problems regarding EPIC, should I contact EPIC or Cureambit?

If you have questions regarding EPIC’s services—such as creating an EPIC Account, uploading your credentials, managing your portfolio, the verification process, sending verification reports, or fees—please contact EPIC at info@ecfmgepic.org or +1 (215) 966-3900. Telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States.

If you have questions regarding registering with Cureambit—such as necessary documentation or requested credentials—please contact Cureambit at info@cureambit.com.

Last updated August 7, 2020