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Hey Guys,

I am a medical graduate from Karnataka, India. I have a doubt, currently we are being asked to submit only forms 186 and 345 for ECFMG certification. So my doubt is when we are attaching our medical education credentials with form 345, do we have to have all those documents (copies of diploma, medical transcripts) signed by an official and sealed as verification? Will the form get rejected if there is no sign and seal of the official on the documents attached with form 345?
 

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I have recently sent those documents. I only send form 186, 345 and copy of diploma. List of documents didn't say transcript so I didn't send. As I know ECFMG will contact university official to send scanned transcript. I am waiting for that right now.

So form 186 definitely needs signing and sealing from University official.

Form 345 is filled up only by the applicant so no seal, no official's signature.

The copy of diploma have it's own original seal and signature and no need the copy to be signed, but they want applicant to write their usmle ID # on it.

Envelope should be sealed and signed at University.The address and the name of sender must be University's name and address. Nowhere you want to mention your name here.
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I have recently sent those documents. I only send form 186, 345 and copy of diploma. List of documents didn't say transcript so I didn't send. As I know ECFMG will contact university official to send scanned transcript. I am waiting for that right now.

So form 186 definitely needs signing and sealing from University official.

Form 345 is filled up only by the applicant so no seal, no official's signature.

The copy of diploma have it's own original seal and signature and no need the copy to be signed, but they want applicant to write their usmle ID # on it.

Envelope should be sealed and signed at University.The address and the name of sender must be University's name and address. Nowhere you want to mention your name here.
Good luck
:eek:Happy-2 thank you so much Dr. Thea. I filled the form correctly and attached the documents as they mentioned. That's a relief. The thing with Indian medical schools is they often rush through the documentations and half the time they do not know what they are doing.
 

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:eek:Happy-2 thank you so much Dr. Thea. I filled the form correctly and attached the documents as they mentioned. That's a relief. The thing with Indian medical schools is they often rush through the documentations and half the time they do not know what they are doing.
I am glad to help. I understand, this is what I was feeling too. This process is not easy.
 

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How to submit forms 345 and 186 along with application?

Hello, I am applying for Step 1. Are we supposed to upload the form 345 and 186 along with the online application? If yes, I never saw any option to upload documents. OR are we supposed to fill out the forms and send them by post? Thanks in advance

Hey Guys,

I am a medical graduate from Karnataka, India. I have a doubt, currently we are being asked to submit only forms 186 and 345 for ECFMG certification. So my doubt is when we are attaching our medical education credentials with form 345, do we have to have all those documents (copies of diploma, medical transcripts) signed by an official and sealed as verification? Will the form get rejected if there is no sign and seal of the official on the documents attached with form 345?
 

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Regarding Form 345

I already have a valid Form 186 registered with the ECFMG and now I need to send in Form 345. Can I send the Form 345 personally (i.e. from my personal address) or do I have to send it via my University just as Form 186?
 

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Hello, I am applying for Step 1. Are we supposed to upload the form 345 and 186 along with the online application? If yes, I never saw any option to upload documents. OR are we supposed to fill out the forms and send them by post? Thanks in advance
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After you pay online for the usmle step 1 or any of the exam fees, they will provide you with forms 186 and if your a graduate you are supposed to fill out form 345. So, after the payment they will provide you with an access to the forms. You will have to print 1 copy of 186 and 2 copies of 345. Form 186 is basically supposed to fill out by your medical school and Form 345 is supposed to be filled out by you. You will have to attach appropriate documents with all the forms: medical transcripts which include your marks of med school from first to final yr in one sheet, also the departments you had every year with the number of hours. Apart from medical transcripts as a graduate you will have to attach medical diploma, and 2 loose photos. I am not sure whether we have to attach a passport photo attested along with form 186 but I attached mine as an identity proof. Make sure, you get the med school seal (stamp) on the envelope and write the address of your med school!

:):) I hope this helps!
 

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I already have a valid Form 186 registered with the ECFMG and now I need to send in Form 345. Can I send the Form 345 personally (i.e. from my personal address) or do I have to send it via my University just as Form 186?
Hey Dr Rhea,
you have to send both forms together in an envelope with the office's address on it. If you have form 186 registered. Just call ECFMG once and ask them how to go on about form 345. I am pretty sure they will ask you to fill in the form and send by post. But it's better to call them and confirm! :)
 

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Documents for ECFMG Certification

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I am an IMG from Karnataka, India. I am applying for my Step 1 now.
I have a few questions:

1. How do I know if my medical school is in EMSWP Status Verified?
2. I already have a my medical diploma and medical transcript. Can I directly submit the Form 186 and 345 to ECFMG without medical school seal on Form 186?

Regards,
Dr. Soumya
 

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Hello,

I am an IMG from Karnataka, India. I am applying for my Step 1 now.
I have a few questions:

1. How do I know if my medical school is in EMSWP Status Verified?
2. I already have a my medical diploma and medical transcript. Can I directly submit the Form 186 and 345 to ECFMG without medical school seal on Form 186?

Regards,
Dr. Soumya
Dr. Soumya

You can call ECFMG and ask about your medical school EMSWP status because I am not very sure about that. As for form 186, its a form which should be filled out by your medical school official (Dean/Principal), you must fill out your details on the top of the form and ask the medical official to fill out the details on the bottom and sign it (Make sure he/she didn't sign in a hurry and the signature is correct). Then they have to place a seal on the right bottom corner (It's just like proof that it was filled out by the official/college).

You will also have to put seals on the cover outside on the front of the envelope near the From address (Address of your medical school) and on the back of the envelope where you close it.

Hope this helps! All the best!
 
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