ECFMG certificate

7/1/2009 12:07:35 AM
does anybody knows if it is necessary to get the ECFMG certificate to be able to apply for step 3 or it is enough to have the test results for step 1 and 2? i am kind of short in time and i heard the certificate takes long time ..i also dont know do we have to pass CS to apply for step 3 ? if any body knows please reply thanks.


7/1/2009 7:25:52 PM
Yes you need to be ECFMG certified to be able to apply for STEP 3.and you have to pass CS for certification.The certificate usually comes 2 weeks after CS pass result.For CS exam score release you can check ECFMG web site. It takes a long time,longer than CK or step 1.
good luck


7/2/2009 2:38:36 AM
thanks a lot Dr Karen i appreciate your help. i have heard a lot of suggestions regarding step 3 studying, crush the boards, master the board, washington manual of medical therapeutics, any special recommendation for a sourse to stick to? what about UWorld is it enough to study from?


7/3/2009 4:27:59 AM
I did kaplan qbank,UW and First Aid,It was enough for me.my score is not a perfect one (82/200),but to be honest I don't care.I just wanna to get rid of this torture.The only thing I did UW CSS 4-5 times each case,very very helpful.Now i just happy I am done with all this steps.i am out of practice more then 10years and i am not in residency yet.So i think you will be able to do it too.GOOD LUCK
edited by skaren on 9/15/2009


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