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Question Interview calls and ecfmg certification

Hi guys, i have a question about ecfmg certification and it being a requirement for getting calls. I got my ck score on the 25th sep, i have 255 + in both steps. I applied on the 15 sep though with only my step one and cs. But when the ck came out i updated my transcript. Now the problem is due to a technical mishap, my ecfmg certificate will issued in a month from now. Will this hurt my chances to get calls? I have three calls so far. I got all my scores on ghe 25th sep, the only thing missing is the certificate, guys is this big?
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I'm exactly in the same boat. I've got 6 iv so far. Hope we get more!
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same here. of course it "hurts" our chances (as does any negative aspect) but I am confident we will still prevail!!!!

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Acetominaphen what are step scores and do you have USCE? If you dont mind sharing? Your calls give me a lot of hope
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Also did you receive all your scores by the 15 of Sep?
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Hi guys, i have a question about ecfmg certification and it being a requirement for getting calls. I got my ck score on the 25th sep, i have 255 + in both steps. I applied on the 15 sep though with only my step one and cs. But when the ck came out i updated my transcript. Now the problem is due to a technical mishap, my ecfmg certificate will issued in a month from now. Will this hurt my chances to get calls? I have three calls so far. I got all my scores on ghe 25th sep, the only thing missing is the certificate, guys is this big?
No - not having ECFMG certification is not a show-stopper.
Plenty of us didn't have certification by September 15th. I only took Step 2 CS on October 16th and I have interviews. As long as you get certification by the rank order list deadline we should be fine.

All that said, it's the complete application package programs are looking at. NOT just USMLE scores, ECFMG certification, etc.
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Also did you receive all your scores by the 15 of Sep?
Both my step scores are 255. Got my CK score on Sept 25. Did some observership. No hands on USCE.
What about you?
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I have a 260 on step 1 and 257 on step 2, 2 months of hands on USCE. Got my 4th call from Canton Ohio today. Lets hope for the best man. Hope the programs dont make a fuss about this certification issue.
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I have a 260 on step 1 and 257 on step 2, 2 months of hands on USCE. Got my 4th call from Canton Ohio today. Lets hope for the best man. Hope the programs dont make a fuss about this certification issue.
I dont think they will. Though one of the programs has asked me to bring my ECFMG certificate along. Hope everything goes fine and we get tons of interviews!
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