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Clock Just passed my CS today can I make to this match!

Hey guys..

I just got my passing Step 2 CS results today , I've now cleared everything for ECFMG certification and OASIS says I'll get my certificate in 2 weeks from today.

So I am participating in this year's match.....
What do I have to do.....

Can I update on my ERAS application, indicating I've passed my Step 2 CS now and if so how?

Do I need/should I email the programs I've interviewed with that I've cleared the step 2 CS since it was pending.........

How long will it take for NRMP... to show that am ECFMG verified now?

I'd really appreciate your advice!

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Arrow This is a tough call!

It's a tough call, am not sure whether you'll be able to make it into the match, because you have to be ECFMG certified before the deadline of the ROL which is on February 23rd (3 weeks from today).

I suggest you call the ECFMG tomorrow and ask them (beg them) to expedite the processing of your ECFMG certificate or at least to tell the date of issue when it comes out, so that you know the date of issue before it arrives in the mail.

The problem is that the ECFMG updates the NRMP every two weeks about the ECFMG status. I don't know when is that, perhaps it happened yesterday and so you have to wait two weeks before they update it again. I suggest you also mention that point when you talk to the ECFMG.

You should go and update your ERAS profile right now by mentioning that you passed the CS but you can't say that you are ECFMG certified until you get the issuing date.

Most importantly, contact the residency programs whom you have interviewed with and tell them that you passed the CS and that you'll be certified soon. Discuss with the coordinator about the possible delay in your certificate and see what she has to say about that.

My heart is with you my dear, this is a tough call and I wish you all the best.

Please update us in this thread about what will happen with you.
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I called NRMP today, they said it'll they contact ECFMG every week so id have to wait a week,

I read the rules, it says u won't be withdrawn from the match as long as the NRMP has been notified by ECFMG that you've completed all the necessary tests to be ECFMG certified
so hopefully that shall work,

ill contact the ECFMG tomorrow .. sounds like a good idea
it says on oasis.. ill receive my certificate exactly 2 weeks from today, i shall call them to find out the details.
thanks for the advice
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ive contacted the programs, and notified them of my clearing of the CS
Got replies saying they'll pass the info to the committee in charge

and how exactly i mean where do i mention ive passed cs now , i dont see that option on eras.....
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Yes, I apologize, I was wrong.

You can't change your Examination status once you submit your application in ERAS.

You can't change it, your only hope is to inform the programs directly and to hope that you receive the ECFMG certificate in time (before the ROL).

To be honest with you, I am little doubtful that your ECFMG certificate will make it in time but I wish you all the luck.

Keep us updated about what happens with you and let's see.
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I called NRMP today, they said it'll they contact ECFMG every week so id have to wait a week,
This is a week (after your OASIS status says certificate issued, which you have to wait 2 weeks for it) so it means 2 weeks + 1 week = 3 weeks.
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I guess It isn't like that
b/c I actually found information that was quite the the opposite,

the programs emailed me back, said as long as i had verbal communication that I was certified, it shouldn't be a problem at all...

then I logged onto ecfmg and under oasis , there's a tab for medical education and credentials
and they've already fed ex'd it and the issue date's written as well.....
it said the following
Standard ECFMG Certificate Information
Standard ECFMG Certificate Issue Date: 03 Feb 2011 Certificate Sent Date: 03 Feb 2011 Address to Which Certificate was Sent:
Sent By: Federal Express sorry had to eras my address.. lol
anyways, hopefully it's not that big of a deal, I also called ecfmg , and confirmed that they did infact send it out already
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and according to nrmp, you dont get w/drawn from the match as long as you've "completed" all the necessary exams to be certified,

and they exchange info weekly and the day of the rank order deadline,

you kinda had me worried so I kind of did a little research myself....

i hope it works out..

time will tell i suppose!

thanks for your input though
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Thank you,

You made us aware that ECFMG certification can take shorter time than expected.

Congrats to you for being able to participate in the NRMP match
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Now the question is.. how long will Fed Ex take to deliver it,

too bad they don't provide you with a tracking number..lol
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Now the question is.. how long will Fed Ex take to deliver it,

too bad they don't provide you with a tracking number..lol
If your OASIS account mentions the issue date, then you don't need for FedEx to deliver the certificate, you can go now and update your ERAS profile.

dezirablize, I'd like you to tell us what will happen with you. I still don't think that you will be able to participate in the NRMP match if your NRMP profile does not show "ECFMG status verified", so please keep us informed on two points:
- were able to rank programs before your status verified
- how long it took from the date of issue of your ECFMG status to the date your NRMP status gets updated.

Thanking you so much for informing us.
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yeah i already updated my eras......

Yep, I was able to rank, and certify my list..

spoke to nrmp, they said I should get verified in time, so again I'm confused , what makes you think it's impossible?
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hooray!

ok you had me worried yet again, i just checked nrmp again, it apparently got updated today..... was working all day didn't think to check it so soon,,

says
Fee Status:PAID ECFMG Status:VERIFIED


so timeline, passed results for CS feb 2nd 2011
feb 3rd ecfmg CERTIFICATE ISSUED
certificate SENT feb 3rd 2011

ecfmg status verified (nrmp) feb 7th 2011

so it took about from feb 2-til the 7th for the whole process ie 5 days...... to be honest

So i dont see how you thought it would be 3 weeks ?


no more worrying about all that.. Thank God
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Great news and congratulations.

The process you mentioned usually takes 3 weeks in regular times, it seems that the ECFMG and the NRMP expedite things up during this time (before the ranking and matching).

Thank you for informing us.
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I'm sure they expedite things ,being so close to the ROL deadline.....


nevertheless, thanks for all your feedback
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It's a tough call, am not sure whether you'll be able to make it into the match, because you have to be ECFMG certified before the deadline of the ROL which is on February 23rd (3 weeks from today).

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hello sabio, could u pls elaborate on the being an ECFMG certified before deadline of ROL 23 Feb.
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hello sabio, could u pls elaborate on the being an ECFMG certified before deadline of ROL 23 Feb.
That has been discussed here;
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