hey everyone! Please! I need your advice in solving or bypassing problematic formal procedures. I am an IMG, starting residency in the US on June 15th. I graduated on Dec. 2003, but my med school provides the MDs during a formal ceremony at the end of May 2004. ECFMG refuses to provide me with the certification until then, even though I have a formal letter from my school, which confirms my graduation and my present eligibility for the MD. This prevents me from taking step 3! I really wanted to take step 3 before residency begins, now that I have time. Do you have any advice for me?