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Registration Register as student, take the exam as a graduate.

So I want to register for Step 2 CK but I haven't gotten my diploma yet but I have pretty much graduated. If I register as a student and take the exam as a graduate will there be problems later on? Should I just wait the 2-3 weeks for the diploma?
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I would like to know the answer to this myself. Anyone help please?
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Yes. There will be a problem.

The ECFMG will not release your results until your school tell them you graduated.

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Hi,

Thank you for your helpful reply.

I am still a student in my final year of med school and I will graduate in March 2014 iA but my diploma will come out in June 2014. Obviously this is not a good time because I was planning to register for the CS exam as a student, and give the exam in around April 2014 so I can be ready for the match. Would this be a bad idea?
Also, I have a further query in how the med school verifies such candidates on EMSWP. Will I need to be verified to twice??

Sorry for so many questions. I'm just very confused in this matter
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Thanks StepTaker, guess I'll wait a couple weeks.
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I applied to take my exams as a student, and will take them now as a graduate.

The number one advantage to this is that I was able to save a lot of time. Now I can graduate and take my exams almost immediately instead of having to wait around a while for ECFMG to communicate with my school. When you apply as a student, you send only the one form to ECFMG, and that's it. They don't need to talk to your school.

So the process is much faster (I think it saves like a month). I highly recommend it.
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I applied to take my exams as a student, and will take them now as a graduate.

The number one advantage to this is that I was able to save a lot of time. Now I can graduate and take my exams almost immediately instead of having to wait around a while for ECFMG to communicate with my school. When you apply as a student, you send only the one form to ECFMG, and that's it. They don't need to talk to your school.

So the process is much faster (I think it saves like a month). I highly recommend it.
That sounds awesome

Just a couple of questions: did your school have to reverify your graduate status via EMSWP? and when do you have to send your forms 344 and 345 along with your diploma?
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That sounds awesome

Just a couple of questions: did your school have to reverify your graduate status via EMSWP? and when do you have to send your forms 344 and 345 along with your diploma?
Nope. The only thing that happened was that I got my school official to sign form 186 (I think that's the right number) and send it to ECFMG. A month later, it was accepted by ECFMG and I was able to schedule my exam. That was it. ECFMG never had to contact my school for anything...which is why the process is faster as a student.

I have to send my diplomas and forms 344 and 345 in a couple of weeks when I graduate. And I think I have to send it to a different address because I'm not sending it for the purpose of writing an USMLE exam (I'm just sending it for ecfmg certification), but I'm not sure about that.
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So I registered but I haven't sent forms 344,345 and 187 yet but they already sent me my scheduling permit, is that normal?
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I applied to take my exams as a student, and will take them now as a graduate.

The number one advantage to this is that I was able to save a lot of time. Now I can graduate and take my exams almost immediately instead of having to wait around a while for ECFMG to communicate with my school. When you apply as a student, you send only the one form to ECFMG, and that's it. They don't need to talk to your school.

So the process is much faster (I think it saves like a month). I highly recommend it.
Im going to do roughly d same that you just said, except that il graduate after i take my step 1(dec) currently filling the application form, can u tell me what did you mention for question 18. your graduation date, the date your medical diploma was or will be issued and the year your internship will be over. in my case my internship started in 2011 and i left it pending till now hence im still an undergraduate! plan to complete my internship(2 months pending) by march 2014.
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