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Old 05-22-2012
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Form Form 183! Average processing time.

The wait is driving me crazy. So would like some solace from your experiences.

Its been exactly 15 days since my form reached ECFMG. I know they tell us to wait for 3 weeks but I have heard of stories where the form has been accepted/rejected as early as 10 days. I am feeling very anxious.

What has been you experience?

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Come on guys. How much time did ecfmg take for your form processing? (form 183 or 186)
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HI. don't freak out about processing stuff.
My Form 187 took about 10 days for processing, but my friends Form 183 took around 20-25 days. if there is any kind of problem they will mail you, that THEY CAN'T PROCESS your application and they will need some additional stuff for it. this doesn't mean that they rejected or smth.
wait a bit, if nothing happens give a call to ECFMG and they'll say what's going on.
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HI. don't freak out about processing stuff.
My Form 187 took about 10 days for processing, but my friends Form 183 took around 20-25 days. if there is any kind of problem they will mail you, that THEY CAN'T PROCESS your application and they will need some additional stuff for it. this doesn't mean that they rejected or smth.
wait a bit, if nothing happens give a call to ECFMG and they'll say what's going on.
Thanks Beka.

The wait is actually killing me because if the form does not get through I will have to deal with my med school administration and that is like the worst thing on earth akin to walking on fire bare foot!

I already called ecfmg and made a fool out of myself.
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hey doc, dont freakout.. i know its easy to say. let this business week come out with the goods for you and if still nonprogressive you got to call the ecfmg. wish u the best!
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Thanks Ubi. I can only hope. I hate that it is affecting my study time.
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Thanks Ubi. I can only hope. I hate that it is affecting my study time.
i know how it feels... my forms took a long time (more than 2mths) to reach to the US ecfmg coz of issues with university itself,... i had nearly quit studies...
its only matter of week when ur job will b done and it would make you realize how silly thinking abt those things was...as i did...
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i know how it feels... my forms took a long time (more than 2mths) to reach to the US ecfmg coz of issues with university itself,... i had nearly quit studies...
its only matter of week when ur job will b done and it would make you realize how silly thinking abt those things was...as i did...
True.
Hoping only for the positive :sorry: and will try to forget abt it n study.

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hello.....my form 183 reached ecfmg on 7 may and still its under processing...

one of my friends received permit after nearly a month of process so i guess we gotta wait for some more time...........
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hello.....my form 183 reached ecfmg on 7 may and still its under processing...

one of my friends received permit after nearly a month of process so i guess we gotta wait for some more time...........
hey.... I am on the exact same boat. Form reached ecfmg on 7th may but they updated that they received only on 9th may. Such a coincidence.

Anyways lets stay in touch.

Got scheduling permit only after a month.... why? Was there a reason?
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hey.... I am on the exact same boat. Form reached ecfmg on 7th may but they updated that they received only on 9th may. Such a coincidence.

Anyways lets stay in touch.

Got scheduling permit only after a month.... why? Was there a reason?
I couldn't figure out the reason but its not an issue to worry about....everything ran smooth for my friend during her whole app process....

ill wait for another one week until i start worrying about this issue...till then cool
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I couldn't figure out the reason but its not an issue to worry about....everything ran smooth for my friend during her whole app process....

ill wait for another one week until i start worrying about this issue...till then cool
yeah... me too will try to be cool. (but that us very unlike me... have to obsess about things)

stay in touch
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yeah... me too will try to be cool. (but that us very unlike me... have to obsess about things)

stay in touch
yeah ill get in touch for any update on my app process.....
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Hey anomali...

Did you hear from last friday? Or are u still waiting like me?

Since today is the last day of the 3 week period... should I call them? Is the 3 week thing a arbitrary time limit?
Also does the processing take longer if one has applied for more than 1 exam in the same form?

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Hey anomali...

Did you hear from last friday? Or are u still waiting like me?

Since today is the last day of the 3 week period... should I call them? Is the 3 week thing a arbitrary time limit?
Also does the processing take longer if one has applied for more than 1 exam in the same form?

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Hello my oasis account still shows "IN PROCESS"
Im confused..better u call them once...ill think over the options ahead of us...

u applied for more than one exam??? in case yes then i guess it may take a bit longer....but i applied for just step 1 and still process??????
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Hello my oasis account still shows "IN PROCESS"
Im confused..better u call them once...ill think over the options ahead of us...

u applied for more than one exam??? in case yes then i guess it may take a bit longer....but i applied for just step 1 and still process??????

Hmm... i called but its holiday for ecfmg today!!

Keep me posted. Hopefully things should work out for us.
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Thanks everyone... got my forms accepted... 3 days more that the 3 week period....
i had completely lost hope on it... and was not expecting it
lesson learnt: anxiety does not help!!

anomali... hope you get ur acceptance too.
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yeppy...got the confirmation email from ecfmg- my app processing done....A BIG RELIEF..... now i can glue to my studies in a much better way.....
Thank you Viral and everyone who posted in this thread.......
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I had a quick question.... what other documents did you submit with form 183?

I am in final year of MBBS (completed courses and doing internship) and am registering to take USMLE. Do I need to send transcripts to schedule USMLE Step 1.

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I had a quick question.... what other documents did you submit with form 183?

I am in final year of MBBS (completed courses and doing internship) and am registering to take USMLE. Do I need to send transcripts to schedule USMLE Step 1.

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I guess you don't need to send any other document right now. Just form 183. I sent form 183 only, few days back. Its in processing right now. Our undergraduate seniors had sent only this.
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Default NOT received form 183

MY FORM 183 reached ECFMG on 6th May 2015 , tody is 10 th May and OASIS still says waiting for receipt of certification statement. Should i be worried at this point ? or more specifically how long till i should be worried? Please help!
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