Education Credential Evaluators for Degrees Obtained Outside U. S.

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Applicants for clinical trainee positions at MD Anderson who earned degrees or obtained educational credentials outside the United States that will be used to meet the minimum education requirement for the position of consideration must submit a credential evaluation prior to the extension of an offer. Only evaluations conducted by an agency listed below will be accepted. 

The evaluating company must provide: 

  • a certified translation of your diploma, if not in English; 
  • verification of accreditation of the foreign university; 
  • the equivalency of non-U.S. degree(s) to a U.S. degree(s); and 
  • verification of your attendance at and graduation from that university. 

All expenses to obtain the evaluation will be the responsibility of the candidate. If you have already obtained a credential evaluation from one of the agencies listed, please instruct the evaluation company to mail the original evaluation to your department of appointment. Neither an ECFMG certificate nor a FCVS packet can be substituted for a credential evaluation. 

*FOR APPLICANTS TO MD ANDERSON-BASED GME PROGRAMS ONLY, evaluations from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) may be accepted. In our experience, AACRAO has been the only agency accepted by the Texas Medical Board for licensure application requirements. GME applicants who do not plan on obtaining a license from the Texas Medical Board may use any of the credentialing services listed below. For applicants to programs other than MD Anderson-based GME programs, e.g., other clinical professional, postdoctoral fellows or other research programs, an evaluation from AACRAO WILL NOT be accepted. 

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) 
International Education Services 
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520 
Washington, DC 20036-1135 
Phone: 202-293-9161 (Dale Gough x 6600) 
Fax: 202-822-3940 

NOTE: For those trainees who intend to seek faculty appointments at MD Anderson upon conclusion of their educational experiences, the MD Anderson Department of Academic and VISA Administration - Faculty Academic Affairs (AVA-FAA) will not accept AACRAO evaluations for faculty appointments and will accept credential evaluations only from those agencies that are identified below. 

The following is a list of accredited education evaluation companies that provide foreign educational evaluations that meet institutional requirements for clinical trainees: 

Consultancy on International Education 
P.O. Box 2792 
Champaign, IL 61825-2792 
Tel: 217.359.9602 Fax: 217.359.2082 

Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc. 
601 University Avenue, Suite 127 
Sacramento, CA 95825 
Tel: 916.921.0790 
Fax: 916.921.0793 

Foundation for International Services, Inc. 
505 5th Avenue South, Suite 101 
Edmonds, WA 98020 
Tel: 425.248.2255 
Fax: 425.248.2262 

Global Education Group, Inc. 
2 East Congress Street, Suite 900 
Tucson, AZ 85701 
Tel: 520.202.7800 
Fax: 520.877.7867 

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. 
International Education Consultants 
7101 S.W. 102 Avenue 
Miami, FL 33173 
Tel: 305.273.1616 
Fax: 305.273.1338 
Fax: 305.273.1984 (Translations) 

SpanTran Educational Services, Inc. 
2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451 
Houston, TX 77057 
Tel: 713.266.8805 
Fax: 713.789.6022 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center does not endorse any of the listed companies; rather, as accredited foreign education evaluation agencies, they have been identified as providing sufficient and acceptable foreign education evaluation services.