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Old 04-23-2012
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Hi!
This is my first post...i needed some help! In my birth certificate, I have a middle name...but when I came to Pakistan I didn't use my middle name in 0 levels and not even during medical....now I think i'm going to have problems while applying...I searched these forums and there was a post saying something about getting a letter made from your college dean...which sounded very reasonable to me....but i gave an application and my principal said that the college wont be able to do that!
I need some advice....what should I do now to make sure that I don't have a problem in the future??

Thanx!!
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Is your middle name also in your passport? What about your diploma/med school records?
A letter from the dean is not the only way to sort out this problem.
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yea birth certificate, passport...then i moved to pakistan and stopped using my middle name :-( what's the better solution? I'd really appreciate it.
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If your passport and medical diploma mentions the same first and last name and the middle name is clearly mentioned as middle name, then you don't have a problem.

Otherwise, you have to ask your medical school to say that John R Smith is that same as John Smith.

Check the Name-Problem tag link at the bottom of this thread to read more about this issue.

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And is your middle name on the diploma/med school records (if u r still a student)?

Perhaps you will find this link helpful (ECFMG site): http://www.ecfmg.org/2012ib/change-verify-name.html
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Yeah...it's mentioned as my middle name in my birth certificate and passport...and i used only my first and last names for my medical degree...and i've just passed out of med school.

Thanx for all the help! So I don't have anything to worry about or should I get a letter made just in case?
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