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Question Time taken for credential verification.

OK I'll be graduating shortly and getting a provisional degree (which I've learned is NOT accepted by ECFMG.)

Supposing I'll be getting my final degree in May 2014, can anyone PLEASE tell me if I have a good chance of being verified by September, 2014? (Applying for 2015 match.)

Some please give me a fair idea. What's the total time the process takes? Submitting copies of diploma to ECFMG. ECFMG asking for transcripts from medical school and final verification...
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Maximum time is 4 months. So you should be OK.

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Thank you so much, sir. Is that official, or common trend?

Also, I was wondering if I could mail them my official transcripts as well (along with the final diploma) to cut down on the process. Is that a good idea? (An additional document can't hurt.)

P.S. - Sorry, I know. There's always more than just one question!
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Can someone please answer my query about transcripts? I've been having that doubt since forever.
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I'm from West Europe.
My experience is this: I sent my medical degree on 20 sept and right now it's still "verification is pending"

I think that the verification fastness basically depends on the period (they are very busy right now with res match and holidays) and how your school is fast to reply and send everything to ecfmg.
In my opinion, if everything will be done in the correct way, u will be able to get your verification in 1,5 month.
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I'm from West Europe.
My experience is this: I sent my medical degree on 20 sept and right now it's still "verification is pending"

I think that the verification fastness basically depends on the period (they are very busy right now with res match and holidays) and how your school is fast to reply and send everything to ecfmg.
In my opinion, if everything will be done in the correct way, u will be able to get your verification in 1,5 month.
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Thanks for replying! Did you send your transcripts along with the degree or your med school sent 'em separately?
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I just sent 2 copies of the degree. Then, around a month later i received a letter from ecfmg that they sent a copy to my med school, asking them to certify my degree and to send them the transcripts.
So basically u have only to send your degree (2 copies). The entire process is between ecfmg and your med school.
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Neuron, I sent ECFMG my diploma Sept 6th (via fax) and it got finalized this Thursday, so it should be your turn soon !

DNA, as above you can send your final medical diploma via fax for verification !


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Neuron, I sent ECFMG my diploma Sept 6th (via fax) and it got finalized this Thursday, so it should be your turn soon !

DNA, as above you can send your final medical diploma via fax for verification !


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Well the official ECFMG information booklet mentions that copies of medical school diploma should not be sent via fax or email, and only mail or courier would be accepted!
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Can someone please answer my query about transcripts? I've been having that doubt since forever.
If you send the transcripts alongwith the first time that you send the diploma copy, ecfmg would still ask the medical school to verify the copy of transcipt when they send back the diploma for verification. Would not cut down the process time as I see!
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I have this info on oasis-

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Medical education credentials received and verification is pending.

sent it in june-july


Why verification is still pending?
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Pratik, I thought the same initially, but after calling ECFMG they advised me to fax it to them - that worked without incident and I am sure saved some of the still many days of processing time the whole procedure takes... Just call them if you have concerns :-)

Dr. Albert... You should give ECFMG a quick call and very subtlely ask them "Hey I just wanted to make sure.. my school send you this form on day... X is there anything else I need to do.. etc." It is very important not to sound as if you're complaining or impatient They are dealing with many people calling and don't care. By using the approach above it will remind them in a very nice and subtle manner and may help speed up the verification process!
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