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Old 08-19-2016
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Default Delayed ECFMG Certificate

I have completed all 3 steps (1, CS, CK), but my school is delaying my degree until December/January although I have completed all components to receive the ECFMG certificate. I am applying for match this year and would like to apply to programs that require ECFMG certification. What should be my course of action?
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Old 08-20-2016
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Most programs will want you to be certified by ROL (around mid to end Feb 2017). Very few programs will need you to be certified by Match time. Ask people from your medical school how long did it take for credentials verification to be completed. Because if your school participates in the ECFMG portal for credentials verification then the process takes around a month. If not, it can take much longer. If you get your degree in Jan, then it might be a problem if the process takes more than 1.5 months (if the programs need you to be certified by ROL)

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