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item 18 medical school information
If your medical school assigned you a unique student Identification Number, enter that number here.

Do they mean like normal student ID number we get in school or is this supposed to be some special for-ECFMG-use-only number?

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Hi quackymcquaky, I think you have already taken step 1 then what is this IWA application?
Actually, I just began my registration process for step 1. And the first thing they asked me to do on ECFMG website is apply for an "Identification Number". Only then I will be able to make an account and proceed with the application.
It was mentioned there that if your school provided the identification number you can use that, otherwise apply for one. Obviously only US schools would have provided their students with it, being an IMG I just applied for one.
I don't know if the number I am talking about & the number you're talking about is the same thing.
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Hi quackymcquaky, I think you have already taken step 1 then what is this IWA application?
Actually, I just began my registration process for step 1. And the first thing they asked me to do on ECFMG website is apply for an "Identification Number". Only then I will be able to make an account and proceed with the application.
It was mentioned there that if your school provided the identification number you can use that, otherwise apply for one. Obviously only US schools would have provided their students with it, being an IMG I just applied for one.
I don't know if the number I am talking about & the number you're talking about is the same thing.
Hi, thanks for your reply. I don't think US students apply through ECFMG, so I guess, this is IMG thing. Anyway, I am applying for another test, but nobody was answering my question in that forum, so I asked here. It's the same application anyway .
In the instructions there is written this: If your medical school assigned you a unique student Identification Number, enter that number. ECFMG will provide your medical school with this number if your medical school participates in EMSWP Status Verification. This will assist your medical school in identifying you for the purpose of verifying your status.

I just don't understand it. what kind of number?
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Is it another Usmle exam? Step 2 CK/CS/Step 3? In that case I believe they're asking for the same ECFMG/USMLE Identification Number that was provided to us at the very beginning of the step 1 registration process, while making an account on the ECFMG website. You must have gotten it too if you're an IMG and registered through ECFMG for step 1.
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Is it another Usmle exam? Step 2 CK/CS/Step 3? In that case I believe they're asking for the same ECFMG/USMLE Identification Number that was provided to us at the very beginning of the step 1 registration process, while making an account on the ECFMG website. You must have gotten it too if you're an IMG and registered through ECFMG for step 1.
Yeah, I'm applying for Step 2 CS. I believe that when I was applying for Step 1, our school wasn't participating in EMSWP and there was no such field. Now it is and I am supposed to enter this unique student ID. I believe they are looking for different number than ECFMG/USMLE Identification Number.
If you will be filling out the application and you see this field and know what to enter there, please let me know.
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I think its your medical school ID number. You could also leave it blank as I did
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I think its your medical school ID number. You could also leave it blank as I did
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