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Hello every one I am confused and need my friends help.

I have taken all tests step 1, step2 cs, and step2 ck. unfortunately I have only step 1 score (234).
-my question is it better for me to apply on September 15 and update my CK (ON September 26) AND my ck (Oct 3)? or is it better to wait until I have all my results and apply there after?

Please give me your suggestions with pros and cons.

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Apply when your application is complete. You dont want to miss out on a program that screened yu out initially coz you were't ecfmg certified at the time. Just my opinion. I'm in a similar situation with respect to LORs. :-)
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good question. Moderators, plz give some input here..

hopefully ill be getting my ck result on 26 Sept, so should i apply then? or should i apply on 15th Sept?
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Apply when your application is complete. You dont want to miss out on a program that screened yu out initially coz you were't ecfmg certified at the time. Just my opinion. I'm in a similar situation with respect to LORs. :-)
true. i concur. apply when complete, coz your application will be filtered out as incomplete..

i too will be applying late bcoz of the 3rd LOR. forum staff answered me before, said to wait till complete or risk being filtered out..
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true. i concur. apply when complete, coz your application will be filtered out as incomplete..

i too will be applying late bcoz of the 3rd LOR. forum staff answered me before, said to wait till complete or risk being filtered out..
plz specify, apply when all scores are out or when ecfmg certificate is out?
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plz specify ,apply when all scores are out or when ecfmg certificate is out ?
apply when you know your ecfmg certifed, so Oct 3rd. But remember if your not certifed on the website most likely the programs will filter you out, so do it on the 4th.
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plz specify ,apply when all scores are out or when ecfmg certificate is out ?????????????
the difference between the two will be less than 24hrs
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the difference between the two will be less than 24hrs
Seriously !!! I thought it takes abt a week for the certificate to come out after all results are available !!!
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Seriously !!! I thought it takes abt a week for the certificate to come out after all results are available !!!
the certificate is printed the same day, given to you in 10 days, but updated the next day is Oais report so Oct 4
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Seriously !!! I thought it takes abt a week for the certificate to come out after all results are available !!!
Ya, my results came out the day before yesterday, I called up ecfmg, they said it takes 2 weeks... You can maybe cold call a few program did you are applying before certification But after results and let them know your case. Otherwise, the system will filter you out if they have certification as a req
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Ya, my results came out the day before yesterday, I called up ecfmg, they said it takes 2 weeks... You can maybe cold call a few program did you are applying before certification But after results and let them know your case. Otherwise, the system will filter you out if they have certification as a req
again in the reposrt sent to programs, is the next day, there is no need to call

the report is in Oaisis, is like your Step scores, when it comes out, and you apply is there, I say Oct 4th, but as my friends tell me is oct 3rd. the actual Certificate will be in you hand 10 bussiness day after Oct 3rd if your results for Cs comes out on the 3rd
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Thank you for your response my fiends .so I f I can get my cirtification on oct 4 I think it is good to apply on oct4.but is it for sure that If I get my result on october 3 then I will be cirtified oct4?I am asking this because one of the replies above is stating that he called ECFMG and they told him 2weeks.my other question is the gap between sep 15 and oct 4 is 18 days so how much will it affect my application?
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Apply on sept 15th! And update later.
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Thank you for your response my fiends .so I f I can get my cirtification on oct 4 I think it is good to apply on oct4.but is it for sure that If I get my result on october 3 then I will be cirtified oct4?I am asking this because one of the replies above is stating that he called ECFMG and they told him 2weeks.my other question is the gap between sep 15 and oct 4 is 18 days so how much will it affect my application?
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just apply day after(oct 4) when you have the score. when you have the 3 scores, then your certified already or goin to be certified later on(PDs know that). 2weeks is for the ecfmg certificate to arrive at your address. they only ask for the hard copy (ecfmg certificate) during the interview.
gap affects only a little. sept 15 is weekend, nobody would start looking at it till the next week. if it was sept 1, then i think that will truly have an effect.
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again in the reposrt sent to programs, is the next day, there is no need to call

the report is in Oaisis, is like your Step scores, when it comes out, and you apply is there, I say Oct 4th, but as my friends tell me is oct 3rd. the actual Certificate will be in you hand 10 bussiness day after Oct 3rd if your results for Cs comes out on the 3rd
Where in OASIS is the report?
Can you explain as to how I can access it?
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