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My name on ECFMG + U.S passport/i.d + current medical school transcript appears as MARY JANE SMITH which is my real first, middle and last name. But on my transcript from my previous school (from which i transferred to current school) it appears as MARY JANE SMILH SMITH. (there is an additional name before last name, and it is different by the replacement of 1 letter with another). There is no specification mentioned as to what part of the name is my middle name and what is my last name.

Will this cause my app to be rejected? I've seen some posts saying that discrepancies in middle names won't be a problem? But others have said it will. Will the "SMILH" be considered as an extra middle name? Confused and worried :/ cause I have to take the step next month but Im afraid this process might get delayed. (I've already sent all my documents and waiting for school to send it to ecfmg it to be processed.)

I have tried to get in touch with my previous school's officials to have it corrected but they are not compliant. (The school actually shut down, so it is extremely difficult to do anything about it, even via contacting the ministry of higher education).

Do I have any other options?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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