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International Medical Graduates - Weblinks of Interest

AAMC: Association of American Medical Colleges
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ABIM: American Board of Internal Medicine:
The ABIM is the only recognized board in the specialty of internal medicine and is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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ACGME: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education:
ACGME is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States.
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AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality:
AHRQ (formerly the Agency for Health Care and Research (AHCPR)) is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services and was created to respond to the nation's need for knowledge about the health care system. AHRQ supports, conducts, and disseminates research that improves the outcomes, quality, access to, and cost and utilization of health care services.
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AMA FRIEDA: Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database:
FREIDA Online is a database containing information on approximately 7,500 graduate medical education programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), as well as on 200 combined specialty programs.
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APDIM: Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine:
APDIM is a professional and educational organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the training of internal medicine. APDIM has a membership representing 95% of the accredited residency programs in Internal Medicine in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
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APM: Association of Professors in Medicine:
APM is the national organization of chairs of departments of internal medicine at U.S. medical schools and several of their affiliated teaching hospitals.
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Practice Resources:
ACP provides internists with timely information to succeed in today's healthcare environment and offers management tools, advice, and help lines.
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Career Connection:
Classified ads and career advice from ACP for residents and practicing physicians.
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DEA: Drug Enforcement Administration:
The Department of Justice DEA issues the Federal Narcotics License. Prior to administering, prescribing or dispensing any drugs under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, you must be registered with the DEA. To obtain a DEA number and application for registration (DEA Form 224) call 1-800-882-9539.
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ECFMG:Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates:
Through its programs of certification, the ECFMG assesses the readiness of graduates of foreign medical schools to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
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ERAS:Electronic Residency Application Service:
ERAS is a service which transmits residency applications and supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors using the Internet.
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International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
The International Medical Education Directory (IMED) is a free web-based resource for accurate and up-to-date information about international medical schools that are recognized by the appropriate government agency in the countries where they are located.
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NRMP: National Resident Matching Program:
The NRMP places applications for postgraduate medical training positions into residency programs at teaching hospitals throughout the United States.
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U.S.M.L.E. I, II, III, and CSA United States Medical Licensing Examination:
Steps I, II, III, and Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) review courses and USMLE review books and evaluations.
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W.H.O. World Health Organization
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