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Question Requirements for Applying to Universities

Hi,

I am yet to take my USMLE exams and do electives in the US. Just have a question. What are the requirements to apply for residency programs? And by when exactly should you apply?

Any help will be of great value to me!

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To be eligible for a resident job in universities and community hospitals, you have to be ECFMG certified (if you are an IMG).

In order to be ECFMG certified, you have to pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, and get your credentials verified.

Application is done online via ERAS. Application starts on September 1st of every year.

Useful links for you:
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Thank you so much! Yes, i'm talking about IMG.

To be ECFMG certified, apart from having your Step 1 & 2 scores, you need to graduate well in time before September also right?
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Thank you so much! Yes, i'm talking about IMG.

To be ECFMG certified, apart from having your Step 1 & 2 scores, you need to graduate well in time before September also right?
Yes, your graduation credentials (Diploma/Certificate/other papers) need to be verified by the ECFMG before they grant you the ECFMG certificate.
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