shabi

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I have completed all 3 steps (1, CS, CK), but my school is delaying my degree until December/January although I have completed all components to receive the ECFMG certificate. I am applying for match this year and would like to apply to programs that require ECFMG certification. What should be my course of action?
 

aProgDirector

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You really have no option. You can't get your ECFMG cert until you graduate. If your school won't graduate you until January, then you won't get your ECFMG cert until then. Applying in January is very, very late. Note that some programs only require you to be eligible for ECFMG prior to interview (passing steps and scheduled to graduate prior to July 1). You'll need to research which programs meet those criteria.