Presentation on theme: "MUHAMMAD ALI KHAN M.D. FARAZ KHAN LUNI M.D. ISRA’A KHAN M.D."— Presentation transcript:
1 MUHAMMAD ALI KHAN M.D. FARAZ KHAN LUNI M.D. ISRA’A KHAN M.D. Cracking the USMLE!!MUHAMMAD ALI KHAN M.D.FARAZ KHAN LUNI M.D.ISRA’A KHAN M.D.
2 Breaking The Ice Muhammad Ali Khan M.D. UsmleBreaking The IceMuhammad Ali Khan M.D.
3 Getting started How to apply When to start applying Prerequisites for applyingProcessing time for applicationsApplication tipsApplying to the match on time
4 When to start applyingSend your application at least 3 months before your desired triplet or “eligibility period”Processing must be completed by the 25th of the first month of the triplet.
5 When to start applying Example : Application Sent : October 1 Desired Triplet : Oct – Nov – DecApplication Processed – October 26Triplet Received : Nov – Dec – Jan
6 APPLYING FOR THE EXAM ONLINE APPLICATION Can be saved for 14 days. Not mandatory to enter your ward rotations.Admission and graduation dates MUST be mentioned correctly.If your application is not complete, it will be rejected.
7 Applying for the exam Student vs Graduate The day your final year result is declared you become a Graduate.You are a graduate even if you have not got your diploma but your final year result has been declared.Please fill in the correct information.Form 186 for graduates and also for students as DMC participates in the web portal.
8 Applying for the exam PAPER APPLICATION (opens only after you submit the fee)Form Certification of Identification form. (If you are a student Form 186 is the only form you send)Form 187 – IWA document submission formForm 344 – ECFMG medical education credential submission formForm 345 (2 copies) – Medical school release request
9 Pre requisites for applying M.B.,B.S diploma2 recent passport size photographsIf you are applying as a student you just need the Form 186 and 2 photographs.Buy one brown envelope and get it stamped from Aftab bhai and put all documents in it and send it to ECFMG.Remember the sender is Principal Dow Medical College and not YOU.Use Fed Ex instead of TCS.
10 Pre requisites for applying GraduateForm 186Form 187Form 344Form 345M.B.,B.S. diploma2 photographsLetter from principal if diploma not issuedStudentForm 1862 photographsChange of status i.e. from student to graduate should be notified immediately.
11 Pre requisites for applying If you are a graduate and your diploma has not been issued you need one letter from principal.“ This is to confirm that (applicant’s name) has graduated and completed all requirements to receive the M.B.,B.S. degree from Dow Medical College. The degree will be issued in (month/year)”Principal
12 processing time 1st Application 4 - 6 weeks. ECFMG will notify you by when your application is received and when verified.Keep viewing the status of your application on OASIS at
13 Processing time All later exam applications 8-10 days No paperwork Online application only
14 Processing time FORM 327 – A Processing time – 2 to 3 months Submit Grade Book transcript to Hussain at Students’ branch DMCFollow status online on OASIS
15 ECFMG certificationComplete certification application found at IWAShould have passed Step1, Step 2CK and Step 2CS.Credentials verified.Required for Step 3 registrationIdeally should be certified before September 1, to ensure maximum interview calls.
16 My suggestions Trust your abilities and get going. Dream big and work hard to achieve it.Get certification before September 1.Apply early to ensure maximum callsGood scores won’t give an edge if applying late.
17 My Timeline June July Start working on your personal statement. Start searching programs.Get to work on your LORs, you need 4 at least.JulyBuy the online token of ERAS. The window opens from July 1.Start sending your LORs to ECFMG for uploading them on ERAS
18 My Timeline August September October to January Your LORs should have been uploaded at your ERAS office.Should ideally be certified by August 31.SeptemberApply to programs on September 1.October to JanuaryInterview season.
19 My Timeline February March Submit your Rank Order List. Match declared on Monday of third week of March.Post match scramble for three days after the match.
20 Take Home MessageYou are all going to do very well, just have faith in your abilities.
21 Important web links For exam registration For checking status IWA (www.ecfmg.org)For checking statusOASIS (www.ecfmg.org)For CS schedulingStep 2CS Scheduling (www.ecfmg.org)Read the booklet of ECFMG for updates.