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nishaa 01-28-2011 10:32 PM

When to register with the ECFMG?
 
When is the right time to register? Is it OK to do it when I'm half way through the preparation, or before starting the prep, what do you think about it?

Hokolesqua 01-29-2011 01:25 PM

In my opinion is that the first thing to do is to register for the USMLE, because when you pay those hard earned dollars you will feel the obligation and do the exam and study hard :p

mary 01-29-2011 01:28 PM

I'd say midway
 
I think you should give yourself sometime to see the pace of your reading before paying for the exam so that you don't have to later on postpone and pay even more :rolleyes:

swift 02-04-2011 05:58 AM

I'd say midway.
You have to start reading a little bit so that you can predict the time you'll be taking the exam.

hope007 05-31-2011 11:05 AM

Total time from submission until booking Prometric center
 
I was wondering how much time does it take for my papers to be processed by the ECFMG from the time I submit them to the time I book my seat in the Prometric center?

Chessmatic 05-31-2011 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hope007 (Post 43230)
I was wondering how much time does it take for my papers to be processed by the ECFMG from the time I submit them to the time I book my seat in the Prometric center?

It will take 6 months.

hope007 05-31-2011 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chessmatic (Post 43237)
It will take 6 months.

WTH??? 6 months..? People say you register 2 months before your eligibility period..so how does it tske 6 mths to be processed ??

Chessmatic 05-31-2011 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hope007 (Post 43239)
WTH??? 6 months..? People say you register 2 months before your eligibility period..so how does it tske 6 mths to be processed ??

To be on the safe side, start the process six months before. It will never harm you if you finish it in 2 months, but if you start registering 2 months before and then things get delayed (like your college sent the wrong papers or the ECFMG has got delays in processing, ...bla bla) then you will be in deep (sh.....tt)

heights 05-31-2011 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nishaa (Post 26280)
When is the right time to register? Is it OK to do it when I'm half way through the preparation, or before starting the prep, what do you think about it?

I registered it early midway through, but then pushed my date a month forward. But I'm glad I did it early because the spots filled up and I would have been ok taking it on the original date but a good time opened up a month later so I decided to switch. I guess it depends on the area, some places are hard to find a good test site that has ideal times if you want to take it in the Spring :)

kasturiemmanuel1 09-18-2015 07:40 AM

Hey guys..
i want to know "Is it possible to apply early and schedule the exam date laterlike 2 months before the exam"


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