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Default URGENT - ECFMG had verified credentials earlier and now says not verified ??? :(

I am posting it in the wrong forum but I assume most folks here have completed this process and can help me out . I really need URGENT HELP !!

All my credentials were verified by ECFMG in 2013. I have an email from ECFMG confirming that and so does my OASIS Status update. I was waiting for ECFMG Certification to apply to programs and I get an email that they need to verify my medical diploma.

In 2013, ECFMG had verifed my credentials and I had received an email from them " Please be advised that ECFMG has received direct verification of your medical education credentials from your medical school. Since you have also submitted all the medical education credentials required under current ECFMG policy, you now fulfill the current medical education credential requirements for ECFMG certification."

I completed Step 2 CK recently and was waiting for my ECFMG Certification when I get this email from them today
" Please be advised that while completing a final review of your file it has come to our attention that we are in need of a verification of your diploma from the University of Mumbai.
ECFMG medical education credential policy requires that ECFMG send a copy of the final medical diploma to the medical school for verification by the appropriate officials. Your credentials will not be considered complete until ECFMG receives verification of your medical diploma directly from the school.
ECFMG has been advised by that ECFMG must request verification of your medical diploma from the University of Mumbai.
The Controller of Examinations, University of Mumbai, has advised ECFMG that there is a fee for the verification of your medical diploma. The payment should be made in form of a demand draft in Indian currency and drawn in favor of The Finance & Accounts Officer, University of Mumbai. Please contact the university to determine the amount of the fee and to arrange payment. Kindly submit a copy of your payment receipt to ECFMG."


THIS IS RIDICULOUS ! They tell me all is verified in 2013 and NOW they tell me its not verified yet ?

Has anyone experienced this ??

It will take an entire month for this process . They want to mail my diploma back to India and want it to be mailed back to them by the University. Earlier this process was already completed by my Medical school and ECFMG confirmed that everything is verified .
Can someone please tell me what I can do ? I am so upset !!!
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Its very disappointing that there are 31 views but no one has anything to say . Most of you here may have already recd your ECFMG Certificate and your advice is greatly appreciated .
I cannot understand HOW in 2013 ECFMG tells me that all my credentials fulfill the current medical education credentials for ECFMG Certification and now when I am waiting for my certificate to be mailed , they sent me this shocking email.
How can it be verified in 2013 and get "unverified" now ???
This is completely irresponsible and unfair.






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Its very disappointing that there are 31 views but no one has anything to say . Most of you here may have already recd your ECFMG Certificate and your advice is greatly appreciated .
I cannot understand HOW in 2013 ECFMG tells me that all my credentials fulfill the current medical education credentials for ECFMG Certification and now when I am waiting for my certificate to be mailed , they sent me this shocking email.
How can it be verified in 2013 and get "unverified" now ???
This is completely irresponsible and unfair.







Dude, the same happened to me this year in June and I lost the precious time and could not apply for step 3 in the old format. It is ridiculous but it is how it is!!
No one can help it.
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Was your OASIS credential status also updated to reflect that verification of credentials is complete ?


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Dude, the same happened to me this year in June and I lost the precious time and could not apply for step 3 in the old format. It is ridiculous but it is how it is!!
No one can help it.
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Was your OASIS credential status also updated to reflect that verification of credentials is complete ?
yup!!
While issuing me an ECFMG certificate they thought that they have overlooked something earlier and asked me to get a letter from my University, which I did. But they are so slow that they took a month to issue me a certificate!!
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And we have to go through so much stress because they let something slip through the cracks ! Its not fair !!!

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yup!!
While issuing me an ECFMG certificate they thought that they have overlooked something earlier and asked me to get a letter from my University, which I did. But they are so slow that they took a month to issue me a certificate!!
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you have to wait till the diploma is verified

ECFMG was accused of not verifying our creds a few years back and now do several checks to make sure its legit.
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I am not expecting them to certify me without verifying .

They communicated to me in 2012 that they are in receipt of the diploma and in 2013 that ALL CREDENTIALS ARE VERIFIED AS PER ECFMG POLICY.

Once the authority in charge tells me i have fulfilled whatever THEY REQUIRE , I had no reason to double check or reconfirm !!




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you have to wait till the diploma is verified

ECFMG was accused of not verifying our creds a few years back and now do several checks to make sure its legit.
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I am not expecting them to certify me without verifying .

They communicated to me in 2012 that they are in receipt of the diploma and in 2013 that ALL CREDENTIALS ARE VERIFIED AS PER ECFMG POLICY.

Once the authority in charge tells me i have fulfilled whatever THEY REQUIRE , I had no reason to double check or reconfirm !!










did you call them? Ask why? Maybe they misplaced something?
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