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Calendar SOAP eligibility and ECFMG certificate

Wanted to know, when is the last date you can be ecfmg certified to participate in soap, ???
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You can only participate in SOAP if you have applied and ranked at least one program in the main NRMP match.

The deadline for rank order list for the main NRMP match is February 22, 2012.

You cannot participate in in ROL unless you are ECFMG certified.

Bottom line, you have to be ECFMG certified before February 22, 2012.

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but if you don't get any interview, then you don't have a rank list rite? So I am not eligible
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but if you dont get anyy interview, then you dont have a rank list rite?? So I am not eligible
Am sorry,
I had a mistake in my previous post.
You don't need to rank, you just need to apply in ERAS.

So you don't need to get into NRMP ranking.

Then, that's leave us with your question unanswered.

I think they'll check your ECFMG certificate at the time you apply to SOAP.
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i am done with step 1 and step2ck can i still be eligible for SOAP in march2012 or do i need to have my ecfmg certificate before that.

Is there any deadline for ERAS application or we can apply anytime.


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i am done with step 1 and step2ck can i still be eligible for SOAP in march2012 or do i need to have my ecfmg certificate before that.

Is there any deadline for ERAS application or we can apply anytime.


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ERAS deadline for application is January 15th 2012.

You don't need to be ECFMG certified to participate in SOAP but usually nobody will interview if you don't have it. Means you can apply but it's usually without success.

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ERAS deadline for application is January 15th 2012.

You don't need to be ECFMG certified to participate in SOAP but usually nobody will interview if you don't have it. Means you can apply but it's usually without success.

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Thanks so it means by march 15 i must be ECFMG certified....
is it better to apply for ERAS after all step1+CK results or we can apply even after step 1 results....
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