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Old 08-14-2013
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Question Do u have to be ecfmg certified for PTAL?

I am done with step 1, 2 and cs.... Should i send the scores now to california medical board or do i have to wait till i am ECFMG certified?

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You can start your application - but you have a certain time-frame to get certified. So the answer to your question is Yes you have to be ECFMG certified in order to get PTAL. Send everything them Asap.
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