I graduated from SGU in June and have received my ECFMG certificate. I was talking to a friend of mine who is a 4th year resident in Psych and he was saying that already having your ECFMG certificate will be a significant positive while applying.. he also mentioned there was a place on ERAS where you must specifically indicate that you have already gotten your ECFMG certificate?

I never saw any portion of ERAS where you could do this or this was asked? Did I miss this portion? Does ECFMG automatically send this to programs? Do you have to request this from ECFMG?

Thank you