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Old 08-31-2015
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Default Applying without medical credentials verified

Hi guys!

I am in a terrible situation since my medical school made some minor mistake while trying to verify my medical credentials. They will receive some letter by postal mail and then correct the mistake, send it back and wait for the ECFMG to verify it before they can issue the certificate.

1. Is it completely futile to apply without having your medical credentials verified by september 15?

I am looking for a H1 visa and I cant take the Step3 exam to be eligible for the H1 before the certificate is here.

2. When is it typical to get called in for job interviews? Is the majority in october?

Thanks a lot!

IMG/YOG 2013/STEP1 222(first att)/STEP 2CK 250(first att)/STEP2CS pass first att/Only applying for Radiology
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Old 09-05-2015
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I have a similar case regarding credential verification, I found this post and it brought a little relief I guess...

Apply without ECFMG certificate?

Hope that this is accurate, but it makes sense, most programs want you to be certified at least by match day, Ill still apply and hopefully this doesnt affect my chances, and YES majority of interviews are held in October.
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