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hey docs...i'm img. i recently applied for usmle step 1...i graduated in 2011
while filling application form i have doubts regarding my name

my name in passport and medical diploma-----sreeram (surname/family name) venkatesh(given name)

while applying to ecfmg..i also applied as the name in my diploma and passport....but when my form 186 came out my name spelt as venkatesh sreeram.......till now ecfmg is saying my name as sreeram venkatesh but in form 186 came as venkatesh sreeram

as in my homecountry surname will be spelled firstly all my documents came out as it....and my friends also suggested me in u.s surname will be spelled lastly...
but i'm afraid[]that my certification would reject...so please clarify me ....do i hav to apply form 182 for this....

thanks...if u clarify me docs....
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One thing that is really working is to Call ECFMG regarding questions you're having.no one can asnwer here precisely.
so call them, they'll give you the information you need.i myself have filled the application wrong. didn't know what to do. So i called them-> now problem is solved.
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ya thanq....ya i tried calling ecfmg..they are unable to understand my problem...please can u guide me any other suggestion....!
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ya thanq....ya i tried calling ecfmg..they are unable to understand my problem...please can u guide me any other suggestion....!
i don't think that this will be a problem.
make sure that you fill other forms and collect all documents precisely. send them wait appr for 2-3 weeks.
if only the sequence of your surname and given name will be a problem they won't reject your application. in the worst situation they will mail you, that there is a delay in processing of your documents and they will need additional stuff.

make sure that other documents meet the ecfmg requirements.
just send them
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thanks again...!
actually i didnt submit my documents ,i got stucked at printing form 186 due to the problem of my name....nw i got great relief...actually wen i called ecfmg they didnt get me actually they may also think that it wont be a problem so,they didnt understand....nyways thanx 4 ur advice...nw i will submit my forms....
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thanks again...!
actually i didnt submit my documents ,i got stucked at printing form 186 due to the problem of my name....nw i got great relief...actually wen i called ecfmg they didnt get me actually they may also think that it wont be a problem so,they didnt understand....nyways thanx 4 ur advice...nw i will submit my forms....
I have had a problem like yours. i'm still a med student so i wrote in the number of years attented: 6 and i had to write 4. on the form 187 appeared number "6" instead of 4 i called them they said just to overwrite number 4 over 6
i thought they were kidding me. you know ecfmg associated bureaucracy

i send form 187 - and got a sheduling permit.

so i don't think that they'll make a problem out of it.
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hey docs...i'm img.i recently applied for usmle step 1...i graduated in 2011
while filling application form i have doubts regarding my name

my name in passport and medical diploma-----sreeram (surname/family name) venkatesh(given name)

while applying to ecfmg..i also applied as the name in my diploma and passport....but when my form 186 came out my name spelt as venkatesh sreeram.......till now ecfmg is saying my name as sreeram venkatesh but in form 186 came as venkatesh sreeram

as in my homecountry surname will be spelt firstly all my documents came out as it....and my frends also suggested me in u.s surname will be spelted lastly...
but i'm afraid[]that my certification would reject...so please clarify me ....do i hav to apply form 182 for this....

thanks...if u clarify me docs....
until all docs from your side are same ,they can give you print upside down , i think it should not cause you problem
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i once dated a girl with the last name Venkatesh lol
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i once dated a girl with the last name Venkatesh lol
don't you think its a little off topic
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Hi, I had the same problem n ecfmg asked me to get a document from my dean's office stating that eg. This is certified that venktesh rao and rao venktesh are the name of one n same person. I got it signed on their letterhead n was fine. It's better to fix these things in the start than doing it later on.
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i once dated a girl with the last name Venkatesh lol
really...rare to hear that name to a gal....!
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Hi, I had the same problem n ecfmg asked me to get a document from my dean's office stating that eg. This is certified that venktesh rao and rao venktesh are the name of one n same person. I got it signed on their letterhead n was fine. It's better to fix these things in the start than doing it later on.
im very thankful 4 ur suggestion....i will also try to get the certificate....
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