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Please, I want to know if there is any way to start ECFMG certification of my credentials before choosing eligibility period because I want to take my exam in 2011 and eligibility periods are not yet available and am going to leave my country in short time and I wish that I can benefit from this time to make the dean of my college sign my form 186 directly??
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Default Wait until September

Without applying for an exam you cannot initiate the credential verification process.

You have to wait until 2011 eligibility become available in September, just few weeks from now.

Read this 2011 Eligibility Period?
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Without applying for an exam you cannot initiate the credential verification process.

You have to wait until 2011 eligibility become available in September, just few weeks from now.

Read this 2011 Eligibility Period?
So if I need to take step 1 in Oct 2011...I should start after Sept 2010?
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So if I need to take step 1 in Oct 2011...I should start after Sept 2010?
Right,
You won't get a 2011 eligibility period until September this year.
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but there is no point of starting the application process until I've graduated right? and that I'll be in July next year...if I start then...will I be able to get an eligibility period in Oct-Nov-Dec? what are the chances?
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but there is no point of starting the application process until I've graduated right? and that I'll be in July next year...if I start then...will I be able to get an eligibility period in Oct-Nov-Dec? what are the chances?
You can apply for an exam before you graduate and you can take an exam before you graduate.
I did not understand the rest of your question.
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what i meant was even if i try and do all the ecfmg filing now..and that will take around 3-4 months..and then again i would have to go change my status from student to graduate 6 months later when im done with internship..wudn't it be hassle two times?? what will i get from this?? or is it worth doin in prior time to get the eligibilty period in hand ...im so confused...!!
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what i meant was even if i try and do all the ecfmg filing now..and that will take around 3-4 months..and then again i would have to go change my status from student to graduate 6 months later when im done with internship..wudn't it be hassle two times?? what will i get from this?? or is it worth doin in prior time to get the eligibilty period in hand ...im so confused...!!
Yes, you are right. There's no need to go through the hassles twice. Wait until you graduate and then apply for both Form 186 and Medical education credentials verification.
If you apply in July or even August, am sure you'll be able to get an eligibility of 10-11-12 months.
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