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IFOM Clinical Science Exam at Prometric Test Centers
IFOM Clinical Science Exam at Prometric Test Centers
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2017-10-02 00:00:00.0 - 2017-11-10 00:00:00.0 $300.00
IFOM Basic Science Exam at Prometric Test Centers
IFOM Basic Science Exam at Prometric Test Centers
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October 02, 2017 - November 10, 2017 $200.00


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  • International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM)

The International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM) Clinical Science Examination, developed in collaboration with international and North American faculties, will provide you with a reliable measure of your knowledge of the fundamentals of clinical medicine compared to your colleagues throughout the world. The NBME believes that you will find this information useful as you prepare for examinations for graduation, licensure, or residency selection. A high score on the IFOM examination is a valuable credential that will set you apart from your peers.

IFOM at Prometric Test Centers

The IFOM exam is administered at Prometric Testing Centers worldwide. Administrations at Prometric Testing Centers will be computer-based. You may go to Prometric's website at www.prometric.com/FOM to view test center locations and current seat availability. Please note that seat availability is not guaranteed and may change by the time you are ready to schedule your exam.

Applications and other requests for services will not be processed if it is determined that doing so would be considered violative of any applicable federal laws or regulations.

If you would like to take the IFOM exam at a Prometric center, the steps in the examination process are:

  1. Order your exam: to place an order, you must first have an account.

    1. Click "Sign In to Continue" to get started.
    2. Once signed in, select the "Order" button next to the testing window you would like.
    3. Place your order and submit your payment (fees are non-refundable).


  2. ECFMG Status Verification: Once we've received your payment, you will be directed to the order confirmation page, where you can access a Status Verification Form. Please print this form and bring it to your medical school immediately. Officials at your school will need to complete the form according to the instructions and return it to ECFMG.

    Note: If ECFMG does not receive your Status Verification Form by the date indicated on the form, then you will be notified by e-mail that you cannot test.

  3. Schedule your exam: You must have your Scheduling Permit before you contact Prometric to schedule a testing appointment. Appointments are assigned on a "first-come, first-served" basis; therefore, you should contact Prometric to schedule as soon as possible after you receive your Scheduling Permit.

  4. Take your exam: Arrive at the Prometric Testing Center on the scheduled date with your permit and an unexpired, government-issued form of identification that includes your signature and recent photograph (such as a driver's license, passport, or other government-issued ID). Follow test center procedures and regulations and complete your exam.

  5. Receive your score: NBME will send an email to you when your score report is available for online retrieval. Scores are typically available between 4 and 6 weeks after testing.


For detailed information on applying, scheduling and testing, please see our Candidate Brochure at www.nbme.org/PDF/IFOM/CandidateBrochure.pdf.