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Help i have few questions

i am still confused bout applying for ecfmg asked some of my friend back form ma country.he replied

ok for step 1 u need to have a letter from principal that u had graduated

and then u have to send it with form 186 n 187 with 344 n 345

it means I HAVE TO SEND ORIGINAL FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO ECFMG

1)MY ORIGINAL DEGREE

2)FORM 186 and 187

3)FORM 344 and 345

right?

THEN IF I SUBMITTED THESE forms they are going to give me date of exams too?

CUZ I DONT WANA MY EXAM DATE TOO EARLY...i hve to take step1 in december but i am going to submit these forms next month ...

CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT plz
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Don't send the original degree!!

The following documents are to be sent:
-Original form 186, if verified by the Notary Public (in case you get it verified by your designated medical college official,the college should send the form directly to ECFMG, but this usually takes longer)
-Original forms 187,344 and 345(2 copies of form 345)
-2 photocopies of your degree/diploma
-1 photograph
-Photocopy of your college transcript indicating that you are a graduate (some ppl say this is required, others consider it unnecessary. better confirm it from a college-mate who has already applied)
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THEN IF I SUBMITTED THESE forms they are going to give me date of exams too?

CUZ I DONT WANA MY EXAM DATE TOO EARLY...i hve to take step1 in december but i am going to submit these forms next month ...
ECFMG does not give you any exam date. You have to select a 3-month eligibility period of your choice according to your own plans when you fill the online application. ECFMG then issues a Scheduling permit when processing of your application is completed, and after that you can schedule an exam date on the Prometric website.
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Don't send the original degree!!

The following documents are to be sent:
-Original form 186, if verified by the Notary Public (in case you get it verified by your designated medical college official,the college should send the form directly to ECFMG, but this usually takes longer)
-Original forms 187,344 and 345(2 copies of form 345)
-2 photocopies of your degree/diploma
-1 photograph
-Photocopy of your college transcript indicating that you are a graduate (some ppl say this is required, others consider it unnecessary. better confirm it from a college-mate who has already applied)
What is the difference between getting form 186 or form 183 certified by your medical college or notary public, which one can be done at what circumstances ?
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What is the difference between getting form 186 or form 183 certified by your medical college or notary public, which one can be done at what circumstances ?
At the end of your step 1 application,you are given the option to choose whether you would like to get the Form 186 verified by the Notary Public or by your medical school official. And this will be mentioned on your Form 186 when you subsequently print it.

In my country, most ppl prefer the notary public option, as it is a quicker and more reliable option. Medical colleges tend to take more time, and the form gets rejected at times too due to some mistake on part of the college officials.
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