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what happens if i dont get ecfmg certified by september 1? is my chance of getting interviews slim?
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Program directors usually look at Step 1, CK, and CS results and they don't usually look for your ECFMG certificate.

Therefore, what's critical, is that you pass all the tests by September 15th 2012.

Let the ECFMG certificate take some time after that, it's no problem.

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thank you so much for your reply.

Planning to take cs on July and the report date is from Oct 1-30, does that mean I will get lesser chance of getting interviews since ill register late? i have read in your previous posts that we should have all our scores with us before applying so we can have better chances of getting interviews.

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Yes wait until you get the CS results in mid-October and apply. That won't be late this year as ERAS starts September 15th this year.

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Thank you so so much!

That made my day! i hope everything goes smoothly for me. Bless you!
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Yes wait until you get the CS results in mid-October and apply. That won't be late this year as ERAS starts September 15th this year.

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ERAS starts september 15th this year ????

can u please post a link ......so that it becomes more clear
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ERAS starts september 15th this year ????

can u please post a link ......so that it becomes more clear
Am not sure which link you want. But I guess you are asking about the official information about the delayed start of the ERAS, here's a link for you
ERAS will start September 15th, 2012

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I plan to take my step 2 ck by July 18. Once I get my scores, I need to get ECFMG certified. I'm crossing my fingers that I make it by September 15th, but just in case that doesn't happen, should I go ahead and apply with just my scores? or should I wait it out and delay my application? Kindly help.
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I plan to take my step 2 ck by July 18. Once I get my scores, I need to get ECFMG certified. I'm crossing my fingers that I make it by September 15th, but just in case that doesn't happen, should I go ahead and apply with just my scores? or should I wait it out and delay my application? Kindly help.
Wait and apply with complete profile better (if the waiting is not more than 2-3 weeks).

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