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Old 05-04-2011
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Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing well and studying strong for all your respective exams! Can someone please guide me about this situation?!!!
I transferred from a European Medical School to a Caribbean Medical School a few months ago and now i am registering to take the USMLE step 1. My question is that as i am on the ECFMG page to register for exam, it asks for all transfer credits from "Previous Medical School" but i am confused as to do i have to write out every single transfer credit on that ECFMG application? I have about 4 years of transfer credits from my European Medical School. I found this process to be a bit arduous because i have already sent official transcripts from my old medical school along with appropriate documentation from my new medical school to ECFMG as per their request..Has anyone ever had this situation before? Basically, i am confused as to do i have to sit there and type out and write every single class and credit that i am transferring from the old school to the new school?
Please some give me some tips or guidance if you or anyone you know has been through this, did they have to sit and manually put in every single class and credit earned while completing ECFMG application for Usmle step 1?
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You just mention the total amount of credit units transferred. You don't need to mention the details, they'll get the details from the transcript.
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thank you so much for writing back!!! I really appreciate it, but my question is that even while i fill out the ECFMG application there is an area that asks you "what did you transfer"...and then you have to like" drag and drop" a different selection for each of the classes/credits and then it says "amount of credits".
I agree with you that i wouldn't have to write these details, as they(ECFMG) already have my transcripts, but i am confused as to where to put this 'total # credits transferred" when there is a clear choice for going through and putting every class and amount transferred. Im sort of confused too, because it seems so time consuming and i have a hard time believe everyone who transfers has to sit there and manually write every single class and credit out ..
Can you please let me know if you have any more information regarding this or what you think?
Thank you again for your reply!!!!
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so I have a couple of years worth of transfer credits. |And I just started to add them in the file. Now my problem is that my evaluation by WES (of my credits from an European School) contains half-point credits (e.g. 2.5) and when I try to enter them the system doesn't let me. It asks me for numbers only. Did you have this problem? Did anyone else encounter this?
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