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Default Medical School Credential Verification: Time taken on an average?

My school sent back Form 327 A and the transcript to ECFMG on July 10. But I haven't still been verified. How long does it typically take?
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I have been wondering the same thing, so I emailed ECFMG last week and received a typical generic response:

"ECFMG processes verifications as soon as possible after they are received, in the order that they are received. However, processing times may vary throughout the year. When your verification has been received and processed, ECFMG will notify you by mail".


So the only real source which can answer this question with sincerity are the people who have already been certified.

anyone?
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My school sent back Form 327 A and the transcript to ECFMG on July 10. But I haven't still been verified. How long does it typically take?
Well I read the ECFMG 2014 booklet, and it says normally around 3 weeks.
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Can we apply to the match without this form ?

I used the ECFMG live chat and the agent told me its not required !
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Just to update my status, I checked the OASIS Medical Education Credentials section today morning and got to know that my credentials have been verified.
So, in all, the process took exactly 1 month and 20 days after receipt of Form 327 A by ECFMG.
Step-step, I hope you get your verification soon.
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I have been wondering the same thing, so I emailed ECFMG last week and received a typical generic response:

"ECFMG processes verifications as soon as possible after they are received, in the order that they are received. However, processing times may vary throughout the year. When your verification has been received and processed, ECFMG will notify you by mail".


So the only real source which can answer this question with sincerity are the people who have already been certified.

anyone?
I am also waiting for my CK results on September 24. Just wondering if you're also going to apply after 24th?
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I am also waiting for my CK results on September 24. Just wondering if you're also going to apply after 24th?
going to apply on the 24th even if im certified or not. what about you?
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My credentials were verified yesterday How long will it take to be ECFMG certified? I'm done with 1, CK, CS.
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My credentials were verified yesterday How long will it take to be ECFMG certified? I'm done with 1, CK, CS.
If they are verified, doesn't that mean you're certified... since you're done with 1, ck, and cs?
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If they are verified, doesn't that mean you're certified... since you're done with 1, ck, and cs?

I was wondering that also. I haven't received any notification/email saying I'm certified. Hmm
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I was wondering that also. I haven't received any notification/email saying I'm certified. Hmm
You should check your OASIS account under the Standard ECFMG Certificate Information section.
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