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Old 07-17-2016
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Default Credential verification and Step 1

Duplicate post, I posted the previous one in the wrong forum by mistake!

So turns out my school doesn't participate in electronic verification so it's going to be a huge hassle for me.

I plan on taking my Step 1 in december 2016. I am an IMG from India but living in USA and have basically no one back in India so I have to coordinate with my medical school while being a few thousand miles away.

I was wonder if I could start my verification process with 327A at the sametime i send in my Form 186. So that once , I am done with my steps I dont have to coordinate anything with college and be certified right away. Have I got that right or Am I missing something here?

My understanding is you need 186 and 345 to give exams and 327A to be ECFMG certified. So If I send in everything together, will it streamline the hassle on my part?

Also does anyone know how much time it takes for a college to enroll in emswp? I am trying to convice my college to do it, I just need to know the time duration if I am going to benefit from it.
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Old 07-19-2016
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To my knowledge form 186 and 345 goes together sent from your school to ecfmg. Once it is received form 327 is sent to your school for verification, and it sent back to ecfmg. So it is unlikely you will be able to send form 186,345 and 327 together in one go.
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