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Old 02-24-2012
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Question Application for ECFMG certification? before step 1 or step 3?

Hi all! I am a beginner. I am about to apply for my step 1. It was my understanding that ECFMG certification is a requisite for step 3. But i gather from the ECFMG site that i have to apply for the certification before i apply for the step 1 exam. Is this true? Please clarify! Thank you!
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Yes, that is correct! You have to apply to ECFMG for certification before you can give any of your exams. The application will be considered complete when you pass Step 1, 2CK & CS and your medical school credentials have been verified. Once that is done you will be considered ECFMG certified & only after that you can apply for Step 3.

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