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Calendar Changing the Eligibility Period?

I have some problem my colleagues.
I did request at October and they accept my identification form 186, and reject the diploma bcz we have some problem in our medical diploma .Our dean solved it and sent the requested letter with my final medical diploma before 2 days ,supposed to reach tomorrow. I did a new application after r...ejection with eligibility of (2-4) and now on processing until the dean letter reach.

I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE MY ELIGIBILITY PERIOD TO (4-6)
can I do it >plz tell me soon as possible cz am drowsy
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Sounds stressful. Now that the problems are resolved with the diploma you should be able to call them and just go through the process over the phone. they can answer all your questions.


That is my suggestion - just pick up the phone and call them helpful people at ECFMG
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Hi forawee,

yes the best thing you can do is call the helpful ecfmg people...
i was also thinking of changing my eligibility period

from what i read in the 2011 info booklet you can only change your eligibility period when it is starting e.g. ( you have set it in feb-april you can apply for extension starting in feb ) also do not forget to change ur exam dates as well on your testing center.... and i think there is a $50 charge per step but i think it costs more with step 2 CS... you can call ecfmg if there is a better or earlier way to do this... thank you very much....

update this forum if you can many people are asking the same questions as well
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You better change the eligibility period to May-June-July instead of April-May-June. It's better to have the most remote date in case anything happens.

Remember you have only one chance to extend your eligibility period and you can't do it again.

As villageman said. You can't extend it until you are in your first eligibility period which is February.

The deadline to request your extension is May 25, 2011.

For more information visit this page https://iwa2.ecfmg.org/epex/epexoverview.asp
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yes rasheed is right... and probably i think you CAN'T choose 4-6 because the guidelines state that you can ONLY change it to the NEXT succeeding eligibility period... e.g.you have applied 2-4 you can only extend to 5-7... not 4-6 not 6-8... otherwise i think you have to submit a new application... im not sure about this... but thats what i found in the 2011 booklet hope this helps
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I did a new application and I found if u wanna do a new application CLICK on OVERRIDE and u will get email after 24 hrs.I received email
(Your request to override your Step 1 application has been processed. You may now submit a new Step 1 application. You will not be registered for Step 1 unless you submit a new application in its entirety.

Please do not submit inquiries to this mailbox. Messages sent to this e-mail address will not receive responses.

Sincerely,

Registration and Credentials Services)

and I did a new application with eligibility period (5-7) and now I am waiting. But I don't know if I did the right thing or not.
any idea.
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Yes. You did the right thing. Overriding your previous application is a good thing to do if you want to change stuff like the eligibility period or information about your credentials.
In fact you have saved yourself some money
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I have some doubt bcz they didnt reply to me untill now after I did a new application and I dont know if they accept my request or not and wt my eligability peroid now.any idea.
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I have some doubt bcz they didnt reply to me untill now after I did a new application and I dont know if they accept my request or not and wt my eligability peroid now.any idea.
They don't reply. You got the confirmation email and that's it. If you are still in doubts you can give them a call.
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thanks alot Step taker but usualy I use to recieve an email like this(
Dear Doctor:

We are pleased to confirm that the On-Line part of your USMLE Step 1 application (Application Identification Code 4-325-614-659) has been received by ECFMG. Your USMLE/ECFMG Identification Number is listed in the Subject line of this message. You must use this number in all communications with ECFMG.

Once your application has been reviewed, ECFMG will notify you of the outcome of your application. ECFMG typically processes USMLE applications within three weeks of receipt of the complete application. You may track the status of your application by using ECFMG's On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS). Access OASIS on the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org.

Please do not submit inquiries to this mailbox. Messages sent to this e-mail address will not receive responses.


Sincerely,

Registration and Credentials Services)

after doing a new application,am i right?,and when I have a look in my OASIS ,I find
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Your Most Recent USMLE Step 1 Application
Date Received:
Processing Status: Waiting for Certification Statement/Certification of Identification Form)
can any body tell me wts goin on?as soon as possible.
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Call the ECFMG and ask them.
That's the best way to go in your case.
You can call them exactly 12 hours after now.
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I have some language barrier I cant understand them well by phone,any other contact method?
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I have some language barrier I cant understand them well by phone,any other contact method?
You can email them but usually they don't respond as quickly and efficiently as the phone.
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You can email them but usually they don't respond as quickly and efficiently as the phone.
can u send me their contact email?
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can u send me their contact email?
info@ecfmg.org
Make sure to put your USMLE ID in the subject line to expedite the processing of your email.
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Make sure to put your USMLE ID in the subject line to expedite the processing of your email.
Thanks Lee
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I emailed them but they told me will reply after 10 days ,too much.
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