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Hi Everybody,

I am in the process of beginning the Step 3 Application and I have a quick question for anybody that has already gone through it as an IMG. Is the ECFMG Certification in addition to sending them a copy of our diploma or as a replacement? I just want to make sure that I am sending exactly what the required items are and not delaying my application.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Could not understand your question.

Diploma is not needed for Step 3 application.

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Could not understand your question.

Diploma is not needed for Step 3 application.

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Thanks Sabio. According to the website it says:

The USMLE program requires completion of the following prior to submitting a Step 3 application: Obtain an M.D. or D.O. degree (or equivalent). You may apply only after the date of graduation on your diploma. (For recent graduates, it can take up to six weeks for us to verify the degree.)

So I thought you needed a copy of your diploma for it.
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You cannot apply to Step 3 exam without being ECFMG certified.

You cannot get ECFMG certificate until you get your Diploma verified by the ECFMG.

The statements you quoted is relevant to AMGs not IMGs.

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You cannot apply to Step 3 exam without ECFMG certificate.

You cannot get ECFMG certificate until you get your Diploma verified by the ECFMG.

The statements you quoted is relevant to AMGs not IMGs.

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I understand that. I just wasn't sure if on top of that we still needed to send a copy of the diploma itself, but now I get it. All you need is your certification. Thanks for your help.
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Pretty sure its ECFMG certification, I'm not ready to shell out almost 800 USD without being ready so I'm waiting
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