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Application Evaluation Status letter

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by ellisa, Oct 5, 2001.

  1. ellisa

    ellisa New Member

    Jul 22, 2001
    Hi, I'm a IMG planning to apply for residencies in CA. Need some help regarding the "Applicant Evaluation Status Letter"
    supposed to be issued by the Medical board of CA to ECFMG, if u plan to apply for the pgms in CA. It could be submitted as one of u'r letter of
    reco. What I want to know is-
    -- What is the procedure of getting it?
    -- Is it a staunch requirement to apply for the pgms in CA or is it an
    option ?
    Th'x ,Ellisa
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  3. Magree

    Magree Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 5, 2001

    I am not an expert. Unfortunately is gone since there was many posts there regarding this topic. You must go to the california medical board website and download the application. To get this letter you must submit ECFMG certificate, your original diploma, transcripts, USMLE scores and other documentation depending up on where you did your electives and so forth. It is NOT an option. Most programs will not interview you unless you have it and you CANNOT work in CA without it. Hope this helps.

  4. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Magree is right. The application is available on the Cal Medical Board site for the letter.

    I cannot speak for all programs but certainly for Surgical programs the letter was a requirement to even APPLY - despite the fact that according to the Cal Med Board you only need the letter to start working (ie, July 1). Make sure you get the letter as many programs apparently are making different rules than the Med Bd.

    Best of luck.
  5. ellisa

    ellisa New Member

    Jul 22, 2001
    Than'x to Kimberly 'n Magree, that was a great help! There goes my chance of taking up a residency in Bay area(I live here), since the whole process takes some time, giving my CSA in Nov, getting an ECFMG cerftificate takes some time after that! Anyways hope I get things worked out by then.........

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