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After reaching ECFMG in how much time will my credentials be verified?
I mean when you medical school send the verification of credentials form and other papers to the ECFMG, how long does the ECFMG take to verify those and be reflected on your ECFMG status?
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Dear hashim1,

I edited your post and added a poll to it, let's see how long other members have taken to get an idea.

There are many factors that can affect the ECFMG processing time, such as:
  • Time of the year, some months they are particularly busy and processing takes longer than usual.
  • The completeness of your documents, if there are deficiencies, they typically take longer to process.
  • The presence or absence of previous applicants from your medical school, if there many other applicants before you, the ECFMG typically takes less time in processing your papers as they are used to it.
  • Holidays; in December for example, the processing takes considerable longer time because of the many holidays in that month.

However, the poll above should give a general idea about processing times.
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In my case it was 2 weeks only
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i called ecfmg yesterday! i asked the exact question as it was my personal question too!
she told me it takes 8 weeks!
i don;t know if she meant as a general rule or in my case! but she was talking in general!
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i called ecfmg yesterday! i asked the exact question as it was my personal question too!
she told me it takes 8 weeks!
i don;t know if she meant as a general rule or in my case! but she was talking in general!
The ECFMG employees are trained to max out when they answer such questions, they always say the maximum time it takes and they always tell you not contact them before that period of time, but in reality it usually takes shorter time.
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The ECFMG employees are trained to max out when they answer such questions, they always say the maximum time it takes and they always tell you not contact them before that period of time, but in reality it usually takes shorter time.
yup but it's almost 6 weeks from delivering my verification to ECFMG and still there is nothing new in my OASIS! maybe it depends on cases! or on date of year! or God's will!!!!!!! or.......
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hey !

some help guys..
am in a similar situation.

can u tell me what happened ..did u get ur certificates?

does ecfmg send you an email if they get the documents back from college?
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they don't send e-mail nor any change in oasis when credentials is received. but i got the final approve and the change in my oasis + mail after 7 weeks after delivering of my credential to efmg. they told me it takes between 6-8 weeks.
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Hi,
I sent everything to ECFMG last year in Dec, they received it, my med school sent everything to them by February this year and the verification is still pending ('Medical education credentials received and verification pending')! I called them and they said that they sent out my med transcript for translation and that they hadn't received it back from the translator and that the time depends on how busy the translator is. I understand that point, but it has been 6 month already since they've received all the papers, including those from my med school. And we're not speaking here about any difficult or weird language translation...

I'm curious if anybody else is in my situation and/or if anybody else has waited this long.

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So my status has just changed on their webpage. It doesn't say anymore 'Medical education credentials received and verification is pending'. Now it says "ECFMG sends written notification to applicants concerning the status of their credentials after ECFMG receives and processes the credentials. Refer to the Medical Education Credentials section of theECFMG Information Booklet for more information".
Has anybody seen this before? I hope that's the step before saying that they're verified.
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My ECFMG Credential Status says the same:
"ECFMG sends written notification to applicants concerning the status of their credentials after ECFMG receives and processes the credentials. Refer to the Medical Education Credentials section of the ECFMG Information Booklet for more information. "

Any clue, anybody?
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Default Same here

My page has changed and has since shown that message together with the Verification Received Date as Aug 9.

I wonder when they'll get done with the verification. The matching season starts on Sep 1 and this is really delaying us!
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Default Finally verified

So, my status has finally changed - yeah!
I'm posting this to help others or give them an idea of a timeline. I graduated from an European Med School, that is in the Internet system with ECFMG.
Verification of credentials took 7.5 months AFTER my med school had verified everything online and had sent them the documents they needed.
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they don't send e-mail nor any change in oasis when credentials is received. but i got the final approve and the change in my oasis + mail after 7 weeks after delivering of my credential to efmg. they told me it takes between 6-8 weeks.

hi,

so it took 7 weeks for them to send an email confirming receipt of the medical credentials ? and also how long does it take to get the credentials verified by the med school? is the 7 weeks the total time to get the creds verified? thx
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my verification of education crededntial has been sent by my med school.
its been 2 weeks now..can u tell me how long does it take for ecfmg to put it on oasis??
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my verification of education crededntial has been sent by my med school.
its been 2 weeks now..can u tell me how long does it take for ecfmg to put it on oasis??
Hi !

My med school sent my verification documents to ECFMG too. But i called them today and they said that my med school should be loged in ECFMG on-line system. They told me that they have sent an e-mail to my med school representative but anybody knows who is this representative . They couldn't find that e-mail. I'm really in a desperate position .

I' m trying to complete my application process for 6 months. I really don't know what should i do now.
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My credentials arrived may 18 and they are officially verified, and it took between 3-4 weeks.
Medical education credentials received and verified.

Now i just have to pass step 2 CK and i will be certified.
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Default Medical education credentials received and verification is pending

Hai please help me in this situation.
My status shows that..

Medical eduction credential recieved and verification is pending.

Original sent date is july 2012.


Verification received date is aug 2012.

Its almost 8 months....

I have a doubt....my graduation date was the date of completion of internalship. But my transcript doesnot include the internalship...will that be the problem...?
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My med school sent my verification documents to ECFMG too. But i called them today and they said that my med school should be loged in ECFMG on-line system. They told me that they have sent an e-mail to my med school representative but anybody knows who is this representative . They couldn't find that e-mail. I'm really in a desperate position .

I' m trying to complete my application process for 6 months. I really don't know what should i do now.
Hi: I am in the exact same situation...ECFMG said they received a verification from my European medical school in May...then they sent the online one the 4th of June but in my med school they can't find it, but they found one more envelope with further validation forms. How many are the validation forms my Med School have to send over??? Where is the email?? Plus, every time I call ECFMG they give me a different version of things... :'(
anybody in my situation that finally got the prometic code to do the test???
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Hi Everyone!


ECFMG received my Form 327A from my school on Oct-23, so far still "pending"...


Any recent updates the currently estimated processing time ? I heard it typically takes 3-4 weeks... anyone ?


Many thanks and good luck everyone !
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First sent documents to ecfmg in march. They sent to college and got back verification in early April. There was some mistake so they re-sent to college on 27th June. It still hasn't reached college. Is there any way to track where the documents are? And when they will reach?
Also, does anyone know how long it takes to be verified once it reaches ecfmg in july (because they are busy with eras and other things, does it delay the verification process?)
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Verified today! exactly 8th Tuesday from the Tuesday ECFMG received them from medical school.
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ECFMG confirmed via email - prior request on my side - that they received my transcript from my medical school July 16th. The message stated that it takes 8 to 10 weeks for verification to be completed. Maybe it is bad timing due to the match application season, but it's been over 10 weeks now, and nothing has changed on my OASIS page. The poll also states that, in relatively large proportion of cases, credential verification can take 3 months or longer. It's frustrating, because I have already passed steps 1, 2ck and 2cs. But what else can I do, other that hang in there? Good luck to yo all, guys. Best.
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ECFMG confirmed via email - prior request on my side - that they received my transcript from my medical school July 16th. The message stated that it takes 8 to 10 weeks for verification to be completed. Maybe it is bad timing due to the match application season, but it's been over 10 weeks now, and nothing has changed on my OASIS page. The poll also states that, in relatively large proportion of cases, credential verification can take 3 months or longer. It's frustrating, because I have already passed steps 1, 2ck and 2cs. But what else can I do, other that hang in there? Good luck to yo all, guys. Best.
Just a brief update, my credentials were verified yesterday - approx. 3 months after being received.
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