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Help ECFMG certified requirement to apply for match?

Hello everybody.I was womdering if ECFMG certificate is a requirement to apply for ERAS? or is it enough to have the results of step 1+CK+CS only?
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it is very important to be ECFMG certified before you apply, cos it helps in getting interviews. you can apply without being certified but as an IMG it would hurt your IV count.
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Thank you alot neuralcrest for your reply.Actually iam done with step1 and CS.I want to know when to sit for CK in order be ECFMG certified before the application for 2015 match starts??
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Thank you alot neuralcrest for your reply.Actually iam done with step1 and CS.I want to know when to sit for CK in order be ECFMG certified before the application for 2015 match starts??
Not required. I got ecfmg certified in december. Got matched!
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once you passed all exams, it takes week or two to certify you. actual certification is not requirement, but take CK in august, max, so you are certified by sept 15th for this yrs match.
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Thanks alot all those who replied.
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If you have graduated, get your credentials verified by your medical school now and submit it to ecfmg, as that is the only step which can take some time depending on your medical school. You can get it done irrespective of your usmle steps and the day you pass all your steps you will be certified.
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If you have graduated, get your credentials verified by your medical school now and submit it to ecfmg, as that is the only step which can take some time depending on your medical school. You can get it done irrespective of your usmle steps and the day you pass all your steps you will be certified.

I have my credentials complete and verified long time ago at OASIS.How much does the ECFMG certificate takes after I have my last step score out?
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You will be certified the same day and the certificate may take a week or more to reach you depending on your country of residence.
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You will be certified the same day and the certificate may take a week or more to reach you depending on your country of residence.


That means The day the score of my last step ( its step2CK ) is out I will be certified?Do I need to wait to get it in the mail in order for me to apply for the ERAS?
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no need to wait. finish steps, get scores and apply. they will automatically update periodically your submission and will see yr certification.
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