ECFMG Password is not working! - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG/FMG Forum > ECFMG Forum

ECFMG Forum Discuss issues about ECFMG application and related IMG questions.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-18-2010
b.abid's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 167
Threads: 56
Thanked 90 Times in 43 Posts
Reputation: 100
Unhappy ECFMG Password is not working!

I applied for a USMLE/ECFMG ID and password about two weeks ago .. got them .. logged in and changed the password as usual then logged in with the new password : every thing is ok

today, i tried to log in again, but for my surprise, i couldn't!
i though that may be I forgot my password, so I asked for a new password, got the email with the new password after like 30 minutes, tried to log in : again, I couldn't!
I tried to call the phone number in the log in page for help but the answer machine kept saying that they have a system problem and they are unable to process my call right now!

Help please : what should I do!!
any one had a similar story?!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 07-18-2010
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,921 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4974
Arrow Don't worry

Yeah, this has happened frequently in the past.

Sometimes the ECFMG server gets busy and shuts down.

Don't worry about it. Just leave it and try to log on tomorrow.

If tomorrow you can't log in then call them. What I mean by tomorrow is Monday July 19 US central time, which is GMT -6.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
b.abid (07-18-2010), tootsie (08-24-2011)
  #3  
Old 07-18-2010
b.abid's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 167
Threads: 56
Thanked 90 Times in 43 Posts
Reputation: 100
Default

Really thanks!!
You are the best

I really could use some reassurance ,, I am freaking out as it is , ID problems definitely will not be helpful
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4  
Old 07-18-2010
b.abid's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 167
Threads: 56
Thanked 90 Times in 43 Posts
Reputation: 100
Default

Hi again!

i just checked with my colleagues ... they are in my area, and still they can access their accounts !!

i guess it's not a server problem (
any other suggestions?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-18-2010
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,921 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4974
Wink Still, Don't worry ...

Clear your browser's cache, reset your computer, and then try logging in using a different browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome.

Also, that fact that your local colleagues can access their accounts does not exclude a database issue in their server. Websites such as ECFMG and this website for example maintains a database of user accounts and passwords. If the database get corrupted (common occurance in busy websites) then some of the accounts (not all accounts) can be affected.

They will usually get to know about it next Monday and then they can fix the database via a process called "database repair".

By all means, there's no reason for you freak out. The fact that you cannot log in does not mean that you account is gone or that they fired you

Relax, take a cup of coffee and am 100% the problem will be over tomorrow
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
b.abid (07-18-2010)
  #6  
Old 07-18-2010
laithbv's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 304
Threads: 9
Thanked 311 Times in 136 Posts
Reputation: 321
Idea! Try the old password

Quote:
Originally Posted by b.abid View Post
I applied for a USMLE/ECFMG ID and password about two weeks ago .. got them .. logged in and changed the password as usual then logged in with the new password : every thing is ok

today, i tried to log in again, but for my surprise, i couldn't!
i though that may be I forgot my password, so I asked for a new password, got the email with the new password after like 30 minutes, tried to log in : again, I couldn't!
I tried to call the phone number in the log in page for help but the answer machine kept saying that they have a system problem and they are unable to process my call right now!

Help please : what should I do!!
any one had a similar story?!
Try to log in with the old password. Maybe the new password is not yet updated in their server.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
b.abid (07-18-2010)
  #7  
Old 07-18-2010
b.abid's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 167
Threads: 56
Thanked 90 Times in 43 Posts
Reputation: 100
Default

thanks all . In fact, I tried most of the hints you mentioned.
I sent them an email explaining what happened. I will try tomorrow to log in again, hopefully this will be solved by then.

Thanks all again, you were really helpful
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 10-03-2011
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 9
Threads: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

hey B.abid i am facing the exact same problem.I just wanted to know whether you got rid of your problem or not and how did you manage to do so....i've tried different browsers, requested new passwords, cleared cookies etc....nothing has worked so far.i need your help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 10-03-2011
b.abid's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 167
Threads: 56
Thanked 90 Times in 43 Posts
Reputation: 100
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aman View Post
hey B.abid i am facing the exact same problem.I just wanted to know whether you got rid of your problem or not and how did you manage to do so....i've tried different browsers, requested new passwords, cleared cookies etc....nothing has worked so far.i need your help.
Hi .. I am sorry to hear that. Actually I reset my password using the ECFMG website. The problem turned out to be that my password was too complicated ! I used a long combination of numbers and characters and when I used a simpler password everything went fine!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 10-03-2011
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 9
Threads: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

how do you reset your password?? i thought all we could do ws ask fr a new password, (which hasn't worked either in my case)....plus my current password is quite simple
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 10-03-2011
b.abid's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 167
Threads: 56
Thanked 90 Times in 43 Posts
Reputation: 100
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aman View Post
how do you reset your password?? i thought all we could do ws ask fr a new password, (which hasn't worked either in my case)....plus my current password is quite simple
I did that from the IWA website .. there is a link for those who forgot their password . It worked in my case. If it didn't work with you then i think your case is different and you need to call ECFMG. sorry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 11-05-2011
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 8
Threads: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by b.abid View Post
I did that from the IWA website .. there is a link for those who forgot their password . It worked in my case. If it didn't work with you then i think your case is different and you need to call ECFMG. sorry
Hi, how many days did it take you to be able to log in to your account with the new password that ecfmg has sent you in your email? When you were having problems logging in, did the website state "Session has ended"?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 11-05-2011
b.abid's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 167
Threads: 56
Thanked 90 Times in 43 Posts
Reputation: 100
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by christinenaz View Post
Hi, how many days did it take you to be able to log in to your account with the new password that ecfmg has sent you in your email? When you were having problems logging in, did the website state "Session has ended"?
I think it worked right away ... but I have no recollection about that particular message
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 11-05-2011
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 8
Threads: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by b.abid View Post
I think it worked right away ... but I have no recollection about that particular message
Oh, how many hours then?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old 11-05-2011
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 8
Threads: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aman View Post
how do you reset your password?? i thought all we could do ws ask fr a new password, (which hasn't worked either in my case)....plus my current password is quite simple
Hi there! Where you able to log in to your account?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #16  
Old 11-05-2011
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 9
Threads: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

i think it took around 2 days but it worked in the end.Don't worry, i kept getting the same msg too, just remember to use the last password that they've sent you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Tags
ECFMG-Communication

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ECFMG Registration Help fkarkhaneh ECFMG Forum 4 11-24-2014 07:11 AM
Calling ECFMG sumkar23 ECFMG Forum 7 01-25-2014 11:25 AM
USMLE World Password for sale Firdaus For Sale & Wanted Items 3 08-09-2013 07:40 AM
OASIS password blocked! usmleguy ECFMG Forum 2 06-10-2010 08:19 AM
Fa 2010 your gift for working hard MDCRUZ USMLE Step 1 Forum 1 05-24-2010 02:06 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)