what is the next step? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG/FMG Forum > ECFMG Forum

ECFMG Forum Discuss issues about ECFMG application and related IMG questions.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-13-2010
DrSeddik's Avatar
USMLE Forums Veteran
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 236
Threads: 57
Thanked 452 Times in 107 Posts
Reputation: 465
Registration what is the next step?

I am applying for CS and I have successfully completed the online part of the application, I do not know what to do next, since I have already successfully submitted the certification of identification form with the other required papers as photocopies of my medical diploma, form 344, form 345 and other papers for Step 1 application. I was under the impression that my medical school has verified my medical degree since my previous application got accepted, and I was surprised to learn that verification is pending because my medical school did not reply for the verification form ECFMG has sent to it. My questions are:

1- What should I do next in order to obtain an eligibility period and shedule for a test date for the CS?

2- Should I contact my medical school to make sure they send the required papers to verify my medical degree?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 03-13-2010
USMLE Forums Master
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,318
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,844 Times in 1,808 Posts
Reputation: 4897
Default New Rules

It seems that you have registered initially before the new rules.

Old rules: Graduates can take the exam before verification of medical education credentials.
New rules: Graduates cannot take the exam before verification of medical education credentials.

If it has been long time since you initially registered then it's probably that your medical school has never responded to the ECFMG forms.

However, I suggest you call ECFMG before following with your medical school. See exactly what's missing so that you know what to tell to your medical school.

Another issue here is that your form 186 could have been invalidated according to the new rules. You should know this while finishing your online part, they'll tell you whether you have a valid identification of certification valid in file or not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
DrSeddik (03-13-2010)



Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)