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Question What is Graduation Date?

i was going through the forum and got a little confused
a senior of mine told me that graduation date is the date i completed my internship but here people are saying it is the date in the medical diploma.
i have yet to get the formal medical degree..our medical college has issued us a provisional certificate..
so my question is

1. what is my graduation date. is it the date i finished internship or the date i got registered in the medical council (thats d same date i got my provisional medical certificate)

2. whats the date i completed requirements for the medical diploma. i read in the forum that it is the day when internship got over but still want to check

3. date medical diploma got issued..i dont have a formal medical diploma but only a provisional medical certificate..it has the same date as the date i got myself registered in my medical council..

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The ECFMG does not ask you which date you finished your internship or which date your registered with your medical council.

They care about one thing, "the date of issuance of your Final Medical Diploma", that's your Graduation date.

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..ok..got that..but if i have yet to recieve a final medical diploma from my college and i only have a provisional medical certificate then is the graduation date equivalent to the date i got my provisional medical certificate?..
second question is whats the date i completed requirements for medical diploma?
and lastly..they have asked "date medical diploma got issued."now does dat mean the answer to graduation date and date medical diploma got issued are the same..
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If you don't have final medical diploma then you are not considered graduate in the eyes of the ECFMG and therefore you don't need to submit a graduation date when you apply. You apply as a student.

Typically, Diplomas have one date (the date of issue is the date when you considered completed the requirements for graduation).

Now, if your college produces a a two-date Diploma that says:
1) You completed the requirements on January 2012
2) Date of issue of the Diploma is June 2012

Then your graduation date is January 2012.

So you can go and ask your dean/student affairs office. Ask them what will be written on your final medical graduation diploma.

But anyway, you can't tell ECFMG that you are a graduate unless you get the final graduation diploma in hand.

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i passed my final year in april 2010 but my degree was issued in april 2011. in my degree, it says session 2004-2009. date of issue of diploma april 2011!

so wats my date of graduation???? i thought it was april 2010 coz thats when i passed but from the discussions here it seems that i shd hv written april 2011?? I hv already submitted the online appplication .. and printed out my form 186. what should i do? What is my date of graduation then? can i change this info on my applcation now if i need to?? how????

im so anxious now, i dont want my forms to get rejected
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But anyway, you can't tell ECFMG that you are a graduate unless you get the final graduation diploma in hand.

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according to ECFMG you are a graduate WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL THE REQUIREMENTS TO RECEIVE THE DIPLOMA, regardless of whether diploma has been issued or WILL BE ISSUED.

so if INTERNSHIP is not over --> STUDENT
if INTERNSHIP (or any other requirements) is completed --> GRADUATE

But they ll require a letter from the dean saying he is a graduate but diploma will be issued on x/x/20xx date.
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