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Warning! Help needed in application [Item 6. Name of Applicant]

hi guys ....

am a IMG frm chennai , INDIA ...
passed out in 2010

recently i started filling out my step 1 application and encountered a problem with my name ....

my name is M.Pradeep [manoharan pradeep]...
manoharan being my dad`s name

now in my passport its given as surname as manoharan
and given name as pradeep
[in indian passport v dont hav column as first name or middle name, just GIVEN name ]

i hav entered my ecfmg id name as

Last Name(s) :
(Surname/Family Name) Manoharan
Rest of Name :
(First Name/Middle Name) Pradeep

the real problem starts in my high school and college certificates including my diploma

in all these my name is PRADEEP M ...[pradeep manoharan]

there is a last option in filling out the step 1 application asking wt is my name in my diploma ...then i entered it as PRADEEP M

i`m nt sure whether i shld supplement any additional documents to verify my name discrepancies ...if so in wt format i shld submit them n when shld i submit them

plz help guys ...
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You should not face problems because the ECFMG accept initializing names (M instead of Manoharan).

However, as an extra precautionary measure. You can ask your dean to write a letter saying that Pradeep M and Pradeep Manoharan are both your names and you are the same person.

Send that letter along with your Form 186 to the ECFMG.

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