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ECFMG Website is down?
by sandybaba 09-04-2011, 06:20 PM

I tried visiting OASIS and IWA website but it gives error 1001.
Have somebody else noticed this? Is the server to the ECFMG website down or there is some update going on?

Even if there's update, they should send us an email telling us about it
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Old 09-04-2011
 
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ECFMG Website is down?

cannot access IWA or OASIS ???

Any one have similar problem:sorry:
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Old 09-05-2011
 
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yes!!! facing similar issue

yes.. we are having the same problem.. Only the Online Services are not accessible.. rest of the ECFMG page is open...
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Old 09-05-2011
 
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it gives error 1001 no data sent from server that means server is down or some update is going on
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Any one have an idea how long does it last to finish this updates ??
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Old 09-05-2011
 
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I think it's down

Yup I think it is down, I tried to access IWA but I failed, the ecfmg.org was the farthest page I could reach!!!
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Old 09-05-2011
 
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ECFMG website down?

Since almost 2 days website of ecfmg was down. Still no progress. Also they have not informed anyone
IWA..OASIS,,CS calender any sublink is not responding

any one called ECFMG...what's the reason

Its happening with every one

Hope it will resume soon
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yes it is down for 2 days already and this punks from ecfmg does not have any heart to inform the people paying them that the website wont be available because its labor day. My CS is in 8 hours and I have to print my test permit....waaaaaaaaaaah!! i m getting frustrated!
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I cannot understand it. They should have at least put it in the website that they will be on vacation or they will be turning the site off for maintenance. I hope they supervisor in my CS site would understand this hiccup. Its not my fault anyway... it is ecfmg's fault. I will post what happened when I get home if they would allow me to take the exam without a printed permit. I have the confirmation notice, print out of the email that my exam permit is in IWA (in my email), copy of my Application identification code, Payment confirmation code, credit card account summary that I paid for it and print screen that ecfmg site is messed up. Wish me all luck guys.
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Old 09-05-2011
 
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I cannot understand it. They should have at least put it in the website that they will be on vacation or they will be turning the site off for maintenance. I hope they supervisor in my CS site would understand this hiccup. Its not my fault anyway... it is ecfmg's fault. I will post what happened when I get home if they would allow me to take the exam without a printed permit. I have the confirmation notice, print out of the email that my exam permit is in IWA (in my email), copy of my Application identification code, Payment confirmation code, credit card account summary that I paid for it and print screen that ecfmg site is messed up. Wish me all luck guys.
if u dont have permit, carry second form of identification. that helps sometimes
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Old 09-06-2011
 
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Actually Online services work 24x7

Actually Online services work 24x7

If they maintain website they should have inform us before
Even they are least bothered to put alert on ecfmg even at now
what about usmle exam going guys who dont have permit etc

Since 2 days no info at all...OMG !

ERAS services have nicely posted that their services will not availble from sept 2,2pm ET to sept 6th 2011. Back on sept 6,2011

But ERAS is not round the year like ECFMG online services
ECFMG is least bothered to put notice about IWA OASIS and Cs calender availability on website.

I wish you good luck all my friends for exam

Lesson we learnt & Tip: Always make a print out well before or atleast make a pdf copy of permit/confirmation and store over system so that you can print whenever you want.
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helpppppppppppp

I have usmle step 1 tomorrow morning. I cant access scheduling permit . Prometric people have made it clear that scheduling permit is must. What to do now?
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Old 09-06-2011
 
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I have usmle step 1 tomorrow morning. I cant access scheduling permit . Prometric people have made it clear that scheduling permit is must. What to do now?
if you have ever seen permit on ur computer you can dig in the cache of your browser may be u can get it there google it how to explore thew cache
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I called ECFMG

they were unable to take my call because of unusually large no of ERAS applications may be that is the reason for server overload also.... has anyone else called them
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I just called ecfmg too...I got the same automated reply stating that they r too busy and they are unable to attend to calls...I have my exam on the 8th...hope the website gets fixed by tonight!
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I tried to call them but the same they are not answering ,

yes many people have exams and want to print the schedule permit and confirmation number .

no one can do this now , whats the problem , my friend his CS exam is tomorrow what to do ????
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I guess the only thing we can do is to keep calling them and checking the website every half hour or so...since they have been on a holiday till the 6th..they will most probably fix the website in the next couple of hours..really hope they do!
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finally its open ,
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hey guys .. the website is working phew!
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Now its working..just 1-2 hours back
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Hi guys,

As I promised I will post after my CS exam today. the call time was 8am so I went there at 7am because I do not have my permit with me. The people from the test center dont have any idea that the website is down for a couple of days so when I inform them they were able to send someone upstairs (CS site is 3rd floor, ECFMG & ERAS is at 4th floor of same building) to check it out and open the servers for everyone

They permitted me to take the exam without the permit since the website was down because its LABOR DAY WEEKEND a lot from the Cs takers which are US grads by the way has the same problems too so almost everyone does not have a permit earlier,hehe

Hope everything is well with all of us now. Wish me all luck in the results of my step2CS...Im anxious of the results, the agony is till november

More goodluck and happiness to all of my friend IMGs and US grads here in USMLE forums.
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