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hi guys, i would just like to inquire if i really have to be ecfmg certified before i can be invited for interviews. i think my 2CS results will be delayed. when is the best time to take the step 2 cs for an IMG?
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It is a definite advantage to be ECFMG certified before applying. But, I've known many IMGs who get a good amount of interviews and are still waiting on an exam result. I'd take it early since reporting can become chaotic and quite delayed with CS. As far as when to take it, you would have the greatest advantage by being ECFMG certified by the time the application season opens (which was September 15th this year).
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Thank you for that, does that mean I have to finish everything by August, with all results of my examination? I'm planning to take CS by april or early may, will that be good? Thanks!
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hi guys, i would just like to inquire if i really have to be ecfmg certified before i can be invited for interviews. i think my 2CS results will be delayed. when is the best time to take the step 2 cs for an IMG?
not really,applying 2 weeks late didnt hurt anyone this year.
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hi guys, i would just like to inquire if i really have to be ecfmg certified before i can be invited for interviews. i think my 2CS results will be delayed. when is the best time to take the step 2 cs for an IMG?
why would yoir CS results be delayed
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