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    USMLE eligibility

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    To be eligible for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, you must be officially enrolled in a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in IMED, available on the ECFMG website, both at the time that you apply and at the time you take the exam. In addition, the “Graduation Years” in IMED for your medical school must be listed as “Current” at the time you apply and at the time you take the exam.

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    Now that you mention it...

    ..and with no intention of flaming or anything like that, is your school IMED listed? Curacao, correct? Netherlands Antilles? I can't find it listed.


    Quote Originally Posted by rlewkowski View Post
    To be eligible for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, you must be officially enrolled in a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in IMED, available on the ECFMG website, both at the time that you apply and at the time you take the exam. In addition, the “Graduation Years” in IMED for your medical school must be listed as “Current” at the time you apply and at the time you take the exam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genossa maximillian View Post
    ..and with no intention of flaming or anything like that, is your school IMED listed? Curacao, correct? Netherlands Antilles? I can't find it listed.
    CMU is awaiting IMED listing, however that the proof that all the courses taken now will be accepted and students will be able to take USMLE exams without any problems.
    This should end the rumor about our courses not being recognized at the time of step 1 examination.

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    But I thought you said that the school has to be IMED listed at the time of application. So your current students will be given retroactive treatment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shayloure View Post
    But I thought you said that the school has to be IMED listed at the time of application. So your current students will be given retroactive treatment?
    You were misled since I have talked to the Director of ECFMG yesterday and there is no need for CMU to be listed at the time of application, therefore no retroactive treatment is necessary and all credits earned at CMU will be honored at the time of Step1.
    ECFMG 2007 Information Booklet - Examination Requirements
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    Could you instead provide proof that the Government of Curacao has given you a permit to operate a medical school and grant MD degrees? I believe you had said that in early June or May(?) that you would get such proof onto your website. Perhaps you have, but I dont see it under your accreditation link on your webpage.

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    From ECFMG 2007 Information Booklet - Examination Requirements

    Medical School Students

    To be eligible for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, you must be officially enrolled in a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in IMED both at the time that you apply and at the time you take the exam. In addition, the "Graduation Years" in IMED for your medical school must be listed as "Current" at the time you apply and at the time you take the exam. Your Medical School Dean, Vice Dean, or Registrar must certify your current enrollment status. The certification must be signed by the official within four months of its receipt by ECFMG. As soon as you graduate and receive your medical diploma, you must send two photocopies of your medical diploma and one full-face color photograph to ECFMG (see Provision of Credentials and Translations). The photograph that you send must be current; it must have been taken within six months of the date that you send it. A photocopy of a photograph is not acceptable.
    Let's look at this quote I am highlighting in bold: "you must be officially enrolled in a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in IMED both at the time that you apply and at the time you take the exam."

    It says that the school must be listed in IMED at the time a student applies.

    It seems to me that current CMU students may not be eligible to write the USMLE since CMU is not currently listed with IMED.

    Or am I misreading?
    Last edited by dt; 07-03-2007 at 08:48 AM.

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    Rlewkowski...you just proved the opposite of what you intended. CMU students will not be eligible to take the USMLE. Whether you have applied or not, CMU is currently NOT listed by IMED. Since you were not (and are not) listed, then everyone who has already applied will not be eligible to take the USMLE.

    So, for anyone considering applying to CMU...like we've said countless times before on this forum:

    CMU Students ARE NOT eligible to take the USMLE and according WILL NOT be eligible for US licensure.
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    i think his point is that they have to be IMED listed when their students apply for the USMLE (not to CMU) and since their students are all 1st year students, they technically have 1 1/2 years to get the IMED listing before any of their students have to worry about it.

    but...this is based on an assumed notion that CMU will GET IMED listing. Now the probablity that they will get it is good so long as the can show IMED a charter from the NA ( i mean IMED isn't all that picky- their requirements are pretty general) and there's the rub...CMU has still to produce any proof of this (as dt pointed out)

    the question prospective students needs to ask themselves- are they willing to risk CMU not getting IMED listing in time for them to take step I to attend there? And are there other schools that they can get into that already have their IMED listing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokshana View Post
    i think his point is that they have to be IMED listed when their students apply for the USMLE (not to CMU) and since their students are all 1st year students, they technically have 1 1/2 years to get the IMED listing before any of their students have to worry about it.
    At least Rokshana got it.
    Dear slevit1
    Please read the ECFMG Booklet carefully and realize that CMU has to be listed when student apply for Step 1 (not to CMU)

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