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I will graduate from medical school in a couple of weeks. Diploma takes 2-3 months to be validated.

Can i apply for step 1 without a diploma and a Dean Letter stating that i've graduated?

If so, can anyone advice me if there's a format of letter i have to follow.

Please advice,

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Hi!

Thanks for the post. My medical school gives out diplomas one year after we graduate so I got stuck at the same place.

Can you please suggest at this point of time (graduated without diploma) what are the FORMS & DOCUMENTS that I should submit in the application for step 1.

This is what I could gather. Please tell me where I have mistaken.

Medical Education Credentials Submission Form (344)
Medical School Release Request (345) x2
medical education credentials,
photograph,
and any other required documents (?) must be accompanied by an
IWA Document Submission Form (Form 187) and
must be sent with your Certification of Identification Form. (186)


Now what I couldn't figure out was whether at this point we are supposed to send our medical school transcripts or not?
I was under the impression that you only need to send that during ECFMG verification and not during step application.

The ECFMG Bulletin is so confusing!

Any help will be very much appreciated.

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xpabhishek.
 

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From ECFMG information booklet

If you are a medical school graduate when you submit your first exam application, your credentials must be submitted with this initial exam application. If you have graduated and met all requirements for your medical diploma but your medical diploma has not yet been issued, a current, full-face, passport-sized, color photograph and a letter signed by your Medical School Dean, Vice Dean, or Registrar must be submitted with your exam application. The letter you submit must be the original document and must be written on your medical school's letterhead. The letter must include the following statement:
This is to confirm that [applicant name] has graduated and completed all requirements to receive the [degree title] degree from [medical school/university name]. The degree will be issued [month and year].
You must then send your diploma to ECFMG as soon as the diploma is issued.
If you graduated from medical school and do not submit your medical diploma or a letter from your medical school, as described above, and these documents have not been received previously by ECFMG, your exam application will be rejected.
 

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Thanks

Dear MUADMUSA,

Thank you so much.

My question is what else do I need to send. I spent the whole night going over that pathetic bulletin.

I figured I'll have to send

form 186
Dean's letter + Photo

Now I couldn't understand if I need to send the other things like 344, 345, 187

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated
 

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Here is some instructions to guide you through the exam applicaction from the ECFMG website:

Item 22. Graduates Only
Medical Diploma

Indicate which of the following statements applies to you.

I have graduated from medical school and have previously submitted to ECFMG photocopies of my medical diploma.

I have graduated from medical school and am enclosing, with my Certification of Identification Form (Form 186), the IWA Document Submission Form (Form 187); the ECFMG Medical Education Credentials Submission Form (Form 344); two copies of the Medical School Release Request (Form 345); two photocopies of my medical diploma with an English translation (if required); and a photograph. If my Form 186 is signed by an authorized official of my medical school, the envelope containing the above-listed documents will be sent to ECFMG directly from the office of that official.

I have graduated from medical school. I have a valid Certification of Identification Form (Form 186) on file, and I am submitting the IWA Document Submission Form (Form 187); the ECFMG Medical Education Credentials Submission Form (Form 344); two copies of the Medical School Release Request (Form 345); two photocopies of my medical diploma with an English translation (if required); and a photograph.

I have graduated from medical school, but my medical diploma has not been issued. With my Certification of Identification Form (Form 186), I am enclosing the IWA Document Submission Form (Form 187); the ECFMG Medical Education Credentials Submission Form (Form 344); two copies of the Medical School Release Request (Form 345); a letter from my medical school that confirms I graduated, have met the requirements to receive my medical diploma, and states the date my medical diploma will be issued (refer to Eligibility for Examination in the ECFMG Information Booklet for the exact language required in this letter); an English translation of the letter (if required); and a photograph. If my Form 186 is signed by an authorized official of my medical school, the envelope containing the above-listed documents will be sent to ECFMG directly from the office of that official.

I have graduated from medical school, but my medical diploma has not been issued. I have a valid Certification of Identification Form (Form 186) on file, and I am submitting the IWA Document Submission Form (Form 187); the ECFMG Medical Education Credentials Submission Form (Form 344); two copies of the Medical School Release Request (Form 345); a letter from my medical school that confirms I graduated, have met the requirements to receive my medical diploma, and states the date my medical diploma will be issued (refer to Eligibility for Examination in the ECFMG Information Booklet for the exact language required in this letter); an English translation of the letter (if required); and a photograph.

BOTTOMLINE:
Form 186
Form 187
Form 344
Form 345
A letter from your medical school
a photgraph.
 

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BOTTOMLINE:
Form 186
Form 187
Form 344
Form 345
A letter from your medical school
a photgraph.
I'm a graduate yet to receive my diploma... should we send Medical school transcripts with these to get scheduling permit or that will be sent by my med school at that time of verification of credentials??!!!
 

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I'm a graduate yet to receive my diploma... should we send Medical school transcripts with these to get scheduling permit or that will be sent by my med school at that time of verification of credentials??!!!
the transcript should not be included along with the forms, cos ur medical school is entitled to send it at the time of the varification.

As outlined above, if you didn't receive the diploma you can apply for the exams by sinding a letter from ur medical school's dean certifying that u've fulfilled the requirements for graduation and going to receive a diploma at a latter time and specifying the expected date of receiving.

Good lock.
 

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Thanks!!!!

If you are a medical school graduate when you submit your first exam application, your credentials must be submitted with this initial exam application. If you have graduated and met all requirements for your medical diploma but your medical diploma has not yet been issued, a current, full-face, passport-sized, color photograph and a letter signed by your Medical School Dean, Vice Dean, or Registrar must be submitted with your exam application. The letter you submit must be the original document and must be written on your medical school's letterhead. The letter must include the following statement:
This is to confirm that [applicant name] has graduated and completed all requirements to receive the [degree title] degree from [medical school/university name]. The degree will be issued [month and year].
You must then send your diploma to ECFMG as soon as the diploma is issued.[/B]
I have been wandering around the internet, confused... and THANKS TO YOU, I AM VERY MUCH SAVED!!!! thanks for your great and to the point comment... :D :D :rolleyes:
 

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my form 186 was accepted at 6-7-2012 and as my medical diploma has not been issued .. ecfmg sent for me at 9-7-2012 this message

ECFMG is unable to process your recent USMLE application. Please refer to the attached letter for details on the specific reason the application can not be processed and for instructions on reapplication.

i think the process was rejected bz i dont sent the letter signed by my Medical School Dean, Vice Dean, or Registrar that say the medical diploma has not bee issued ( i wasn't know about this litter)

and now i receive my medical diploma from the university so what should i do now ?

complete the application by sending photocopy of medical diploma and its translation only

or should start from the first ?

plz help me dr .. i am soo confused
 

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NOW .. what should i do ? help me plz

hi drs ..

my form 186 was accepted at 6-7-2012 and as my medical diploma has not been issued .. ecfmg sent for me at 9-7-2012 this message

ECFMG is unable to process your recent USMLE application. Please refer to the attached letter for details on the specific reason the application can not be processed and for instructions on reapplication.

i think the process was rejected bz i dont sent the letter signed by my Medical School Dean, Vice Dean, or Registrar that say the medical diploma has not bee issued ( i wasn't know about this litter)

and now i receive my medical diploma from the university so what should i do now ?

complete the application by sending photocopy of medical diploma and its translation only

or should start from the first ?

plz help me dr .. i am soo confused
 

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my form 186 was accepted at 6-7-2012 and as my medical diploma has not been issued .. ecfmg sent for me at 9-7-2012 this message

ECFMG is unable to process your recent USMLE application. Please refer to the attached letter for details on the specific reason the application can not be processed and for instructions on reapplication.

i think the process was rejected bz i dont sent the letter signed by my Medical School Dean, Vice Dean, or Registrar that say the medical diploma has not bee issued ( i wasn't know about this litter)

and now i receive my medical diploma from the university so what should i do now ?

complete the application by sending photocopy of medical diploma and its translation only

or should start from the first ?

plz help me dr .. i am soo confused
It seems they have attached a file with their email.

You should read it and follow the instructions within.

As for now, try to contact them and explain your current status as you have received the diploma.
 

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thank u dr .. but another q .. can i send form 187,344, 345 with the photocopies of medical diploma by me not by the school office as my university country not that where i live and as form 186 is already accepted as its was sent by my medical school office

ecfmg sit say u cant reprint form 186 once it is accepted .. so i think the form 187 , 344 , 345 plus medical diploma photocopy and the translation plus 2 face photos should only be send ... can i send all of them by me where i live ?
 

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thank u dr .. but another q .. can i send form 187,344, 345 with the photocopies of medical diploma by me not by the school office as my university country not that where i live and as form 186 is already accepted as its was sent by my medical school office

ecfmg sit say u cant reprint form 186 once it is accepted .. so i think the form 187 , 344 , 345 plus medical diploma photocopy and the translation plus 2 face photos should only be send ... can i send all of them by me where i live ?
Form 186 is the identification form that needs a school certification, but this is not the case for the other forms. So it doesn't make sense at all to send them through your school, but I'm not saying it's fine to send them yourself.

Once again, try to call them and they probably would insist to send them through your school.
 

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Hi guys,

Need some help with the online application..'m a graduate but havent received the diploma yet, my college india takes about a year to deliver the degree. Meanwhile what to put n the date diploma issued field...pls help..thanks
 
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