ECFVG seeks question writers for new examination

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The AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates is seeking veterinarians to write questions for a new version of its examination of knowledge of basic and clinical veterinary sciences.

An examination of knowledge is the third of four steps in the ECFVG certification program for graduates of veterinary colleges without AVMA accreditation.

Question writing begins this fall with a workshop by Thomson Prometric, the new provider of testing and assessment services for the ECFVG, at AVMA headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. The ECFVG will cover all travel expenses for question writers.

The input of veterinarians with a broad knowledge base—including those in private practice, public practice, and academia—is an essential element in creating the best possible ECFVG step 3 examination.

Veterinarians who would like to serve as question writers, or who wish to nominate a colleague to serve, should submit their name or their colleague's name, specific practice or teaching areas, and contact information—including a daytime telephone number and e-mail address—to ECFVG, Attn: Annie Liu, Testing Coordinator, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360. Veterinarians may also submit nominations by e-mail to aliuatavma [dot] org.

More information about the ECFVG program is available at