IFOM - International Foundations of Medicine
The International Foundations of Medicine Program enables medical schools and other organizations around the world to assess students' knowledge and compare their performance against international benchmarks.
This exam is used for a variety of purposes, including evaluating student knowledge at key points in their education, selecting candidates for training programs, granting national certifications, and personal or curricular benchmarking.
For the FOM exam, the examinee must present one form of non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing ID in English language i.e, Passport or SMART CNIC. Examinee must present his/her Scheduling Permit as well.
At USEFP testing centers, FOM exam is available in twice a year window.
Exam Fee & Registration:
Only currently enrolled medical students or medical school graduates are eligible to take the IFOM CSE or BSE. All applicants must have their credentials verified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) For complete information and process of FOM registration, please visit https://www.nbme.org/examinees/international-foundation-medicine
Rescheduling/Cancellation of Exam:
- If appointment is changed 31 or more calendar days before (but not including) the first day of your scheduled test date, there is no fee.
- If appointment is changed fewer than 31 calendar days but more than 5 calendar days before (but not including) the first day of your scheduled test date, the fee is $30 USD.
- If appointment is changed 5 or fewer calendar days before (but not including) the first day of your scheduled test date, the fee is $47.00 USD.
NOTE: If a candidate cancels appointment without rescheduling, there is no guarantee that testing appointments during the testing window will be available at a given test center, or at any test center, when an attempt to rescheduling is made. If one does not reschedule within the assigned testing window, he/she must submit a new application and payment to take the exam.
IFOM results are typically reported within three weeks after the test date. However, delays are possible for various reasons. Once the score report is available, candidate will receive an e-mail with retrieval instructions. Score reports are available for download for two calendar years after posting. Once the link to the download expires, it can not be retrieved from the website.
Accommodation testing request must be sent to IFOM for approval before registering test requiring disability services.