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Hi!

I have completed my Step 1 Exam last month and i am applying for CS exam in July. In my ECFMG account only my form 186 is verified so far, the medical education credentials (diploma verification) is still pending.

I am getting worried, is the medical diploma verification needed before they will process my application? I was able to give Step 1 without problem, so is it same for step 2CS also ? I need to apply soon!!:confused:

your help is much appreciated. thanks
 

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We noticed that recently (last few weeks), the ECFMG is allowing candidates to take USMLE Steps before verification of medical credentials.

Therefore, I hope that will be the case with you.

Go and apply for the CS now and tell us what will happen :eek:
 

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thanks so much for the quick reply sabio - just hoping things turn out OK.

but INCASE they dont - can u give me a few pointers ?

1. One form 327A is on the way to college from ECFMG,- if the college gets it in a week and mails it back - should i expect the thing to be verified in another month ? - end March ie?

2. Will it then take 3 weeks from march for them to process the application? ie middle april?

3. i can only then check for a date in the june/july slot i want??? to my mind that is searching for spots with 2 months to go in rush season! .. am i going to miss applying this year ! omg.. coz this is the last year i am below the 5 yr old graduate thing.. :toosad:

I WISH i had known its this complicated for CS before!.. if u have any tips for me to speed things up id really appreciate it
 

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Hopefully, you will be able to find a spot in the time you want.

I also suggest when you look up the date, you use the trick detailed here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-articles/828-scheduling-your-exam-date.html
If you use that trick you'll always find a spot, even if it is few months before the exam.

Good luck,
hey thanks.. thats an awesome trick.... btw.. it seems they dont need to verify my credentials, only receive them - which they have right now

http://www.usmle-forums.com/ecfmg-forum/6618-form-186-enough-get-cs-scheduling-permit.html

. So about 2 weeks for me to receive a permit i would imagine. that might be OK for me to get a June-ish date and ill keep searching for July.

Thanks again so much !!!:)
 

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OK ! I just got my permit today!! and that meant it was only 3 days of processing and was immediately able to book July dates at Philly :)!


So guys if you are listening. its taking very short time to process applications for CS and also they DONT NEED VERIFICATION of edu credentials - merely receipt of the credentials will do.
 

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OK ! I just got my permit today!! and that meant it was only 3 days of processing and was immediately able to book July dates at Philly :)!

So guys if you are listening. its taking very short time to process applications for CS and also they DONT NEED VERIFICATION of edu credentials - merely receipt of the credentials will do.
really thats amazing.. i applied online for cs in feb and i havent heard from them as yet and as such am not able to apply for the exams.. panic has started to build up as am on a tight schedule and i desperately need to prepare and pply for may/june 2011 for step 2 cs .. any helppppp would be appreciated :(((((
 

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really thats amazing.. i applied online for cs in feb and i havent heard from them as yet and as such am not able to apply for the exams.. panic has started to build up as am on a tight schedule and i desperately need to prepare and pply for may/june 2011 for step 2 cs .. any helppppp would be appreciated :(((((
I Suggest you call them up as soon as you can! Good luck
 
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