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Old 06-18-2015
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Default Apply without ECFMG certificate?

I will have step 1, CK and CS all done by september. But not my credentials and diploma verified, because I just get my diploma in august. Which means no ECFMG certificate either. Should I apply anyway? Or skip this match
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You can still apply. Most programs require ECFMG certification by ranking, which would be sometime in Feb 2016. However, a few programs need you to have the ECFMG ceritificate for the interview, or to apply to them. Each program is different. If you are done with all your exams, there is no point in waiting another year
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