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Hi I am planing to apply for match 2015
(Applying in September 2014)
I took step 1
Now have to take ck and cs
I am planing to take step 2 ck in first wk of June
I am confused as my friends say it's hard to find
Cs center during July
Should I apply for cs now so I can be scheduled
For July or I should wait till my step 2 ck result
It's kinda hard for me
Time is short I can not take cs before ck
Any advice will be appreciated
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Its little difficult to find a date during july so its better if u schedule ur CS now itself for the month of june or july.
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i'm in the same boat..

You can book both CS and CK NOW. don't wait till june to book cs. For CS pick a date in july that you're comfortable with and hope for the best.

Don't bother waiting for CK results. Take the exam based on getting your minimum target score on your NBME's or UWSA. If you pass those then you have no fear of failing.

As for CS. pick a date and stick to it. you'll need 6 weeks maximum to prepare. People say if you're english proficient, wash your hands, and counsel the pt you can easily pass CS.

Its double. just study hard for CK.
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Hey guys, ,
I needed some help. I am registering for step 1 about to send my form 183 to ecfmg.
I wanted to know when I would be issued the scheduling permit? Is it immediately after processing of the form 183 or after processing ecfmg would send my documents to my college for credentials verification and then issue ??

Thanks a lot.

also I would be glad to know,,, What is the procedure to register for step 2 CK once I have appeared for step 1,, do I have to just register using the online appliation or I, ll have to resend form 186 as I would have turned graduate till then!!?
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Hey guys, ,
I needed some help. I am registering for step 1 about to send my form 183 to ecfmg.
I wanted to know when I would be issued the scheduling permit? Is it immediately after processing of the form 183 or after processing ecfmg would send my documents to my college for credentials verification and then issue ??

Thanks a lot.

also I would be glad to know,,, What is the procedure to register for step 2 CK once I have appeared for step 1,, do I have to just register using the online appliation or I, ll have to resend form 186 as I would have turned graduate till then!!?
Thanks.

you get a permit usually once ECFMG confirms everything with your school and accept your application. That take at least a month.. depending on how fast your school is. Ecfmg alone takes 3 weeks to approve all your documents once they receive it. and then 1 week to get your permit. i can only tell from experience.. mine took about 2 months. also the monkeys at my school screwed up my form.."they only had one job."

as for for CK. you just apply like you did for step 1. but since efcmg already has all your info, the process is a lot easier and takes 2-3 weeks and you don't need to resend any information. Unless you changed schools or something. again from experience.
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you get a permit usually once ECFMG confirms everything with your school and accept your application. That take at least a month.. depending on how fast your school is. Ecfmg alone takes 3 weeks to approve all your documents once they receive it. and then 1 week to get your permit. i can only tell ...takes 2-3 weeks and you don't need to resend any information. Unless you changed schools or something. again from experience.
So does this mean that,, once I manage to send form 183 via my school officials to ecfmg ,, only bottleneck remaining in getting my scheduling permit would be the ecfmg's processing speed (which would be around 3-4 weeks)....??
Nothing would be sent back again to my med school ?? Correct me if I am wrong???

Sorry for asking this again ,, but just wanted to be sure coz I would not be staying near to my med school once I send form 183 moreover my school officials turn turtle when it comes to doing something like this on their own ...!!!
Thanks a lot, again !!
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So does this mean that,, once I manage to send form 183 via my school officials to ecfmg ,, only bottleneck remaining in getting my scheduling permit would be the ecfmg's processing speed (which would be around 3-4 weeks)....??
Nothing would be sent back again to my med school ?? Correct me if I am wrong???

Sorry for asking this again ,, but just wanted to be sure coz I would not be staying near to my med school once I send form 183 moreover my school officials turn turtle when it comes to doing something like this on their own ...!!!
Thanks a lot, again !!

Once your school send in the form and there are no mistakes, i don't see why it would be returned. It should be processed in 2-3 weeks. then you get a confirmation and then in 1 week time you get your permit in your email.. so id say once your school sends in the form then your wait time is about 3-4weeks assuming they don't forget to sign it or make silly mistakes on the form.

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