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Help Medical university refuses to sign my Form 186...

Hi there,

I am an IMG from Poland. I've completed the on-line part of my application for Step 1, but... an authorized official of my medical university refused to sign my Form 186. He said he would do it under one condition: I must pass NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Test. Only in case the result is satisfying, he will sing my Form 186.

The role of my med school at this stage is only to authenticate my diploma (and transcript afterwards), so are they allowed to demand NBME CBST for that? Is such behaviour acceptable by ECFMG? Or maybe should I report it to ECFMG?
I'll be very grateful for any help and ideas. Thank you in advance!
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So you're from ŚLUM as i presume?
You have 2 optiones - form 186 need to by sign by a med school or by a notory pubilc in the embessy. I don't know from where you are in PL but you can choose Warsaw or Berlin, you will have to pay for this 50$ tho. Check our forum usmle.fora.pl i wrote there about second route.
This should bypass deans office. I don't know if your med school won't do any problems, coz this some sort of nuclear option and they might not take it lightly.

Ofc law is at you side. You can choose and your's dean's office should have nothing to do with it. But you know - Poland is Poland
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Hi Thank you very much for your advice. No, you missed, I'm not from ŚLUM But I heard rumors that many of Polish med schools impose the obligation of taking NBME exams prior to USMLE. Fortunately, in my case everything went ok and eventually the authorized official signed my Form 186. I learned from a lawyer that the requirement of NBME exam in exchange for a signature on Form 186 is illegal, as you have also mentioned.
Thank you for your reply Dzięki!
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So you're from ŚLUM as i presume?
You have 2 optiones - form 186 need to by sign by a med school or by a notory pubilc in the embessy. I don't know from where you are in PL but you can choose Warsaw or Berlin, you will have to pay for this 50$ tho. Check our forum usmle.fora.pl i wrote there about second route.
This should bypass deans office. I don't know if your med school won't do any problems, coz this some sort of nuclear option and they might not take it lightly.

Ofc law is at you side. You can choose and your's dean's office should have nothing to do with it. But you know - Poland is Poland
Based on our rules at the uni we can't take the steps without our comps. Its kinda crazy. Even if you graduated and have your diploma. I never heard of the embassy notary option. Don't know how that would work really?
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Hi Thank you very much for your advice. No, you missed, I'm not from ŚLUM But I heard rumors that many of Polish med schools impose the obligation of taking NBME exams prior to USMLE. Fortunately, in my case everything went ok and eventually the authorized official signed my Form 186. I learned from a lawyer that the requirement of NBME exam in exchange for a signature on Form 186 is illegal, as you have also mentioned.
Thank you for your reply Dzięki!
what kind of lawyer did you talk to? One in where the uni is or the one in USA?
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what kind of lawyer did you talk to? One in where the uni is or the one in USA?
Hi! I spoke with a Polish lawyer because the problem concerns Polish university.
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Hi! I spoke with a Polish lawyer because the problem concerns Polish university.
Hi did you ever end u receiving your form 186?
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