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hi i am vagdevi from india....my first name is vagdevi and lastname or surname is samineni....this is what i entered in my ecfmg record...so as they consider the first name first it appeared as vagdevi samineni...in my form 186 also the same thing vagdevi samineni appeared.

the problem is in my medical diploma it is samineni vagdevi [as in india we have our surnames first]...so does this change in sequence matter much?if so what should i do? pls reply me.
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it would not be a problem...
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hi ...i too got the same problem...my first name is rahul..and my sur/lastname is gampa
on the ecfmg record it apeeared is rahul gampa........

but in all my records like its gampa rahul.....in my passport too
will there be any problem ....at the prometric??
plz reply
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it would not be a problem...
plz help me with my problem....

.my first name is rahul..and my sur/lastname is gampa
on the ecfmg record it appeared as rahul gampa........

but in all my records it is gampa rahul.....in my passport too....
i have my scheduling permit for step 1 with name 'rahul gampa'...i am a med student not a med graduate so i only filled form 183 not form 186.....
will i be permited to take the test?or do i need to change the name now or in future....
plz help me....i ask u bcoz...i had seen in the forums u too had the same problem....plz reply as soon as possible
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I called the prometric helpline personally and they said it will not be a problem..
one of my cousin told me once ur application is accepted there ll be no problem
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hi i am vagdevi from india....my first name is vagdevi and lastname or surname is samineni....this is what i entered in my ecfmg record...so as they consider the first name first it appeared as vagdevi samineni...in my form 186 also the same thing vagdevi samineni appeared.

the problem is in my medical diploma it is samineni vagdevi [as in india we have our surnames first]...so does this change in sequence matter much?if so what should i do? pls reply me.
The problem would arise during the ECFMG document verification stage. What I did was,I sent a letter addressed from The principal (on the college letter head) to ECFMG saying "The person XZ with Reg No 0000 is a bonafide student of our college during year-year and he graduated on 0000-Month. Hence his name XZ and ZX belong to the same person" I added this letter to the envelope containing 186,345 and other docs. They accepted it without any confusion.
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you did not have to send such a letter...anyway now just wait for the verification process.
I already confirmed with ECFMG by email,it is not at all a problem.
They said i dont have send form 182 for name verification.
my aunt even told me there are doctors in her own hospital with name xy in the degree and yx in ecfmg certificate,it totally fine.
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Me and my seniors followed this method of sending this letter along with 186, and also to avoid multiple trips to the college, ECFMG didn't contact me anytime during the next steps for this reason ( XZ? ZX name format).
I guess one can respond when and If ECFMG contacts them regrding this.
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