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Old 01-05-2012
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Question Need verification before Step1

I know that Form 186, 344 and 345 is what ECFMG requires before they issue the authorization to take the Step1 and 2 CK.

In parallel to this process they will send request to my Medical school for credential verification and transcripts.

I was told that now a days they require verification done for you to take even Step1.

Please let me know if anyone has more insights.

Here is my situation - Indian medical school graduate. I am already in US.

I have Sent Form 186 (Notarized) to my medical school. They will send Form 186, 344, 345 and my medical diploma back.

My understanding is that once ECFMG receives this packet, they will send form 345 back and ask for verification as well as transcripts.

Please clear the doubt. As I really want to take the Step1 soon and hope that do not have to wait for verification.

Thanks in advance.

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Usually you don't need to wait for medical credentials verification, just the certificate of identification is enough (form 186).

This is exact issue has been polled here
Medical education credentials verification and scheduling permit

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