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i want to know that after clearing step 1 and 2 ck+cs ... we become MD or NOT???
Incase you failed to secure residency then does ecfmg certificate has any positive impact on your CV ?
Or other licensing exam only look at your graduation documnts and this ecfmg certificate not gonna give u any edge over other participants..
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No, your ECFMG certificate, will only allow you to apply to residency. I does not make you a MD in the US, neither you will fulfill the requirements for practice, get a board certification or get license. You need to complete at least one ACGME residency program, to be considered a Physician in the US.

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oh very bad news
I thought atleast i will get MD degree which will strong my CV for any other foreign license .
It means if someone get less then 210 marks(IMG,Visa required) he should not waste his tym on usmle path .
becuz range of IM according to NRMP is 230+ .. so doing full year externship will also not help.
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oh very bad news
I thought atleast i will get MD degree which will strong my CV for any other foreign license .
It means if someone get less then 210 marks(IMG,Visa required) he should not waste his tym on usmle path .
becuz range of IM according to NRMP is 230+ .. so doing full year externship will also not help.
Correct me if am wrong
to get MD license, one need to pass usmle step3 and graduate at least 1 year of PGE. even if you have license after that, you still can't do anything with it without graduating full residency.
no one can tell you for sure if you will match with your scores (but you can still try), keep in mind that match 2014 season was very competitive, and this going to get only worse in match 2015, due to many factors.
All the best!
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