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How many days does it take to get ECFMG certified following the availability of my last step score if my credentials have already been verified?
If my step score comes on the 6th of September, is it enough time to be certified before September 15th?
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How many days does it take to get ECFMG certified following the availability of my last step score if my credentials have already been verified?
If my step score comes on the 6th of September, is it enough time to be certified before September 15th?
It's probably enough. For all the people I know, the ECFMG certificate was issued within 5-10 days of getting the result (but usually within 3-6 days).
Even if you are not certified on September 15th, it is not a big deal really. I used to think the same way when I applied last year. But I know people who were not certified when they applied and ended up matching in competitive university programs.
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ECFMG certification isn't necessary to apply, and not having it won't harm your application. The majority of applicants are still rotating during the interview season, and programs recognize this. They aren't expecting applicants to be certified yet.
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So is it okay to apply without ECFMG certificate and results pending?
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So is it okay to apply without ECFMG certificate and results pending?
For IMGs it is important to have ECFMG certified and have the scores with them while applying to the match. Programs will be looking for applicants who have all the scores and documents with them while applying to the match. So, it may be problem for your application
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