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Hi everyone. I'm about to graduate from medschool in Sudan at the end of July, and I'm hoping to apply this year. Um...I'm not completely clear on what exactly I'm supposed to send to ECFMG in terms of the degree. Do I have to go through the licensing process here in Sudan (I'm not Sudanese, so I wasn't really planning on practicing here) before I send to ECFMG, or do I just ask the university to send ECFMG the diploma hot off the presses without any of that certification stuff?

I don't know, I feel like this is a really dumb question. After planning out all the other stuff so carefully, I can't believe that an administrative thing might be the reason why I miss the match this year.

Anyhoo, I'm really stressed out about this so I thought I'd come straight here and just ask the experts. Believe me, any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
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you must get degree/diploma certificate yourself and send a duly attested copy of it when you apply for steps.
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you must get degree/diploma certificate yourself and send a duly attested copy of it when you apply for steps.
First of all, thank you for your quick reply.

But because applying for the Step exams is so much easier as a student, I've already finished the application for steps 1, 2ck, and 2cs. I've already taken my step 2CS on June 20th in Atlanta (so that the scores would be out in time for 2014 match), and I'm scheduled to take the remaining exams during August.

My problem is regarding ECFMG certification. I know that I'm going to have to get my school to send them a copy of my degree. My question is: does ECFMG want me to be licensed here in Sudan (i.e. registered with the Ministry of Health and whatnot), or do they just need a copy of the degree only?
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ECFMG does not want any licensing proofs.

All they need is Diploma and Certificate and then they'll will send a form to your school to verify some information about you.

You don't need to be in Sudan while this happens but maintaining good connection with your school is important to follow the process.

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