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Old 04-14-2011
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Hi I was wondering if someone could help me out.
I wrote my step 1 in december- 96%
Im writing Step 2 CK in June 2011 and Step 2 CS in april 2012
I will be finishing all my core rotations and electives by october 2012.

Do you think I could match for 2013?

Im not sure how you get ecfmg certified, do I need to complete all my rotations first, or can it be done after all my exams are complete?

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The ECFMG certificate will be issued when you meet all of the following:

- Passed Step 1
- Passed Step 2 CK
- Passed Step 2 CS
- Graduated from med school and got your credentials verified

If you won't be granted a graduation diploma and a final medical transcript before your rotation, you won't be granted the ECFMG certificate.


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Old 10-18-2011
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hey i am in a kind of similar situation..i will be graduating after september 1st next year though i will have the results for step 1 ,ck and cs..
so what will that mean in terms of ecfmg verified(as i wont have my degree verified but have all three results to get ecfmg certified)...

does it mean i will not be able to apply to some programs which sabio says "some" take into consideration whether I am ECFMG verified or not? i am kind of confused here hope u getting what i am trying to ask and if u could help me out here...
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