June 01, 2006


 Survey will assess knowledge necessary for certification

Posted May 15, 2006

The AVMA is seeking input to help develop a new version of the examination of knowledge for step 3 of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification program.

In May, the Association sent individual e-mail messages inviting a broad representation of the profession to fill out an online survey validating knowledge statements and clinical skills for a new examination. The Association encourages veterinarians who received an announcement to fill out the online survey, which is accessible through a link in each e-mail invitation.

The ECFVG step 3 examination assesses the basic and clinical sciences knowledge of graduates of veterinary schools or colleges without AVMA accreditation. The acceptable knowledge level is that of new graduates of AVMA-accredited U.S. or Canadian veterinary schools or colleges.

The new examination, through developer Thomson Prometric, will replace the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination, through the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, as the ECFVG step 3 assessment tool.

The ECFVG step 3 survey will remain online until June 15. More information is available by contacting Annie Liu, AVMA testing coordinator, at ALiu@avma.org or (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6682. Information about the ECFVG program is available at https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Foreign/Pages/default.aspx.