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Hello friends..i am wondering when to send my credintial to ECFMG for verifacation?
i applied for ecfmg verification online and 60 $ payment has been confirmed..i als received receipt confirmation telling me that my ecfmg application was submitted successfully and received by ecfmg but they said nothing about the next step that i have to do..so, when shall i send my credintial to ECFMG?...
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I think this might be helpful
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-Apply for the step you want to appear for
-At the end of the application you will get form 186 or 183 depending on your graduation status
-Get the form signed by the authorized official of your medical school
-Then send the following documents to ECFMG in an envelope addressed from your medical school(not by you):
1.form 186 or 183
2.a passport sized photograph, with your name and ECFMG id written on its back
3.form 345(two copies)
4.form 344
5.two copies of your medical diploma(in English)
6.form 187
-Once ECFMG receives these documents, they will respond by email and will try to contact your medical school. At that time they will ask your school to send your medical transcript and verify your diploma.
-Once your medical school responds to this by sending the documents to them, your credentials will be verified.
This whole process may take 1-2 months.
You can anytime check your status on OASIS.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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-Apply for the step you want to appear for
-At the end of the application you will get form 186 or 183 depending on your graduation status
-Get the form signed by the authorized official of your medical school
-Then send the following documents to ECFMG in an envelope addressed from your medical school(not by you):
1.form 186 or 183
2.a passport sized photograph, with your name and ECFMG id written on its back
3.form 345(two copies)
4.form 344
5.two copies of your medical diploma(in English)
6.form 187
-Once ECFMG receives these documents, they will respond by email and will try to contact your medical school. At that time they will ask your school to send your medical transcript and verify your diploma.
-Once your medical school responds to this by sending the documents to them, your credentials will be verified.
This whole process may take 1-2 months.
You can anytime check your status on OASIS.

Hope this helps. All the best.
thank u a lot for your reply
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-Apply for the step you want to appear for
-At the end of the application you will get form 186 or 183 depending on your graduation status
Whether you need form 186 or 183 depends on whether your school participates in the EMSWP, it has nothing to do with your graduation status.
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-Apply for the step you want to appear for
-At the end of the application you will get form 186 or 183 depending on your graduation status
-Get the form signed by the authorized official of your medical school
-Then send the following documents to ECFMG in an envelope addressed from your medical school(not by you):
1.form 186 or 183
2.a passport sized photograph, with your name and ECFMG id written on its back
3.form 345(two copies)
4.form 344
5.two copies of your medical diploma(in English)
6.form 187
-Once ECFMG receives these documents, they will respond by email and will try to contact your medical school. At that time they will ask your school to send your medical transcript and verify your diploma.
-Once your medical school responds to this by sending the documents to them, your credentials will be verified.
This whole process may take 1-2 months.
You can anytime check your status on OASIS.

Hope this helps. All the best.
after doing ALL of this we will get the permit? or we can get it before that even...?
i am planning my exam in almosta month and havent applied yet....
please help......
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after doing ALL of this we will get the permit? or we can get it before that even...?
i am planning my exam in almosta month and havent applied yet....
please help......
You have to do all these steps to get the permit.
I suggest you start doing these steps as soon as possible! Have you gotten a USMLE ID number yet?
Depending on your school, it might take a lot longer than a month to get that stuff.
My school does not know anything about the USMLE or ECFMG, I applied in October and got my scheduling permit at the end of march! (that was for step 2 CS, but it does not matter what step you apply for). To be fair, most schools dont take as long, but bottom line, start the process as soon as possible!
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You have to do all these steps to get the permit.
I suggest you start doing these steps as soon as possible! Have you gotten a USMLE ID number yet?
Depending on your school, it might take a lot longer than a month to get that stuff.
My school does not know anything about the USMLE or ECFMG, I applied in October and got my scheduling permit at the end of march! (that was for step 2 CS, but it does not matter what step you apply for). To be fair, most schools dont take as long, but bottom line, start the process as soon as possible!
yeah I have taken the ID number but one strange thing happened.... i applied for the ECFMG certification (the first step in applying before aplying fr the exam) the money got accepted but the application was not processed...noe its stuck...
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yeah I have taken the ID number but one strange thing happened.... i applied for the ECFMG certification (the first step in applying before aplying fr the exam) the money got accepted but the application was not processed...noe its stuck...

Are you sure??
You should have gotten an email saying 'We are pleased to confirm that your Application for ECFMG Certification has been completed and received by ECFMG. A summary of your Application for ECFMG Certification can be accessed using the On-Line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS), available from the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org. You may now proceed with the Interactive Web Applications (IWA) for the USMLE examination(s).'

If you did not get that, be sure to call ECFMG as soon as possible! Emailing them does not make sense, as it takes forever to get an answer.
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I want to clarify a question plz help.
I recently started my application.
On loggin onto IWA with my ecfmg id I dint know how to get my credential verification done bcoz I was given option for choosing an exam.
I chose step2 ck n also paid the fees of 820$ (as I was prompted to).
BUT THIS IS EXAM FEES! (I also did not receive any confirmation email)
I still don't know how am I getting verified by ecfmg??
I read everywhere 60$ for verification.
how do I get to pay 60$ and apply for verification?

tonnes of thanx
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I want to clarify a question plz help.
I recently started my application.
On loggin onto IWA with my ecfmg id I dint know how to get my credential verification done bcoz I was given option for choosing an exam.
I chose step2 ck n also paid the fees of 820$ (as I was prompted to).
BUT THIS IS EXAM FEES! (I also did not receive any confirmation email)
I still don't know how am I getting verified by ecfmg??
I read everywhere 60$ for verification.
how do I get to pay 60$ and apply for verification?

tonnes of thanx
Hi,
As i see you already applied for USMLE/ECFMG Id number ( for that you paid 60$ ) you got the ID and with that you entered IWA. Filled online part of application, paid exam fee and got the forms to print out right? I think you are stuck here
Next step is to fill that forms, collect all required documents (whether you are student or graduate) pack it all together and send this envelope to ECFMG by mail ( but be careful! and check it must be send from university officials with their stamped envelope, or you can send it by yourself)
Whether you, or your university will send this documents within 3 weeks they will process your Form 186, and also review your online part of application. After reviewing of on-line part will be completed, they will contact your university ( either by postal mail, or by USMWP - if university participates in it) and they will verify your credentials to ECFMG, this will complete your application process and you will be issued scheduling permit in few days to apply for exam
Hopefully i explained well... If anything unclear feel free to ask
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Thank you for your prompt reply.
I understand the rest of the mail but my question being,
I NEVER PAID $60?
I had applied for the ECFMG id# in 2011 and then cudnt
religiously pursue usmle. Since then I had an id#.
I believe the rules change very often.
NOW on beginning my application I was just prompted for
which exam I wanted and eventually paid 820$ for step2ck.

so no more 60$?
Is 60$ NOW needed to pay to obtain ecfmg id?
(I already had an id# since 2011 but im applying now)

Thank you for the help
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Also how am I getting credentials verified?
I just paid for the exam step2ck.
I never paid for credential verification?
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Thank you for your prompt reply.
I understand the rest of the mail but my question being,
I NEVER PAID $60?
I had applied for the ECFMG id# in 2011 and then cudnt
religiously pursue usmle. Since then I had an id#.
I believe the rules change very often.
NOW on beginning my application I was just prompted for
which exam I wanted and eventually paid 820$ for step2ck.

so no more 60$?
Is 60$ NOW needed to pay to obtain ecfmg id?
(I already had an id# since 2011 but im applying now)

Thank you for the help
I'm sorry i'm not familiar with previously issued ID
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Thank you for your prompt reply.
I understand the rest of the mail but my question being,
I NEVER PAID $60?
I had applied for the ECFMG id# in 2011 and then cudnt
religiously pursue usmle. Since then I had an id#.
I believe the rules change very often.
NOW on beginning my application I was just prompted for
which exam I wanted and eventually paid 820$ for step2ck.

so no more 60$?
Is 60$ NOW needed to pay to obtain ecfmg id?
(I already had an id# since 2011 but im applying now)

Thank you for the help
i recently applied for step 1... the procedure goes this way..
make an ID# with the ecfmg,,,this does not require any 60$
it allows u to open the account with the ecfmg website..
when u will log in, there will be an option "application for ECFMG certification".. this is the first ever option available before they allow the tab of applying for any exam so u have to first get done with this step before applying for ANY exam... this is the step that requires 60$...
when u are done with this, i.e 60$ paid, then u are allowed to apply for any exam, be it step 1, ck or cs.....

i dont know what verification are u asking about? the verification of the documents? if so, when u are done with ur application, they will give an option of downloading the IWA forms that u need to print out and fill and then send alongwith ur documents to ECFMG from ur college...

if u are asking about the verification of payment, then that usually comes immediately on the site, u can also check ur payment status with OASIS on the ecfmg websit. if nothing works out, then call the ecfmg on a work day,,they will definitely know what went wrong...
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Can u plz post me the link for the 60$ payment
for the application for ecfmg certification??

thankyou...
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Can u plz post me the link for the 60$ payment
for the application for ecfmg certification??

thankyou...
u can find it on ur ecfmg account or on its website...
its not a requirment for any exam,,, u just need it for the final certificate...
if nothing else works, u can call the ecfmg and they will find a way to solve ur issue...
i dnt have the link now as it disappeared frm my account when i made the 60$ payment...
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Hi everybody ,I have a question hope I will explain it well:
While I applied to Step 1 a year ago; I sent form 186,I got confirmation email both when they received it and they accepted it.Then I got my permit...This all happened in 3 weeks.
BUT,with step 2ck everything is complicated...
After online application,I did documents part:2 diploma photocopies,2 translations of diploma,forms 187,344 and 2 copies of 345; 2 passport size photos with name and id written behind them...
I think my biggest mistake was I sent them with ups they LOST my package then they said they are investigating anyways they find it...This whole searching process took 3 weeks!! so according to ups they delivered it at 27th november and is signed by WHITMORE. However, I havent received any confirmation any rejection any anything email from ecfmg since then is it normal?

(I am suspicious about ups right now)

Only thing I know is 'step2ck:in process' from OASIS, guess was same before I sent my documents.
HELP

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