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can you retake already passed steps after 7 years? - star121
#1
step 1 Nov 2003
step 2 Dec 2000
ECFMG certificate Dec 2004
No step 3, not in the residency
My Q is can I retake my steps to improve scores?
Does anyone has the same problem or know someone who retook steps
please reply
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#2
Yes after 7 years your record is cleared
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#3
I tried to apply via oasis but it gives me the message I have already passed this step, can anyone give me an advice how to apply, or what to do...
thanx
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#4
Call Ecfmg, they can guide you well, GL
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#5
I did call ecfmg they told me only case you can retake it if state license requires so, person was not sure how it works, gave me couple of other numbers to call, could not get a clear unswer from them either
Does anybody know what is the procedure, Do you guys know anybody who retook them, pleaseeeeeeeeee reply
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#6
i now that you have 7 years to take all steps to get the certification otherwise the record is cleared but i guess that if you already are certified you cant take the steps again
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#7
and that is forever latinmed i think, despite how you want to get a double 99
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#8
Its not 7 yrs since your certified...bse if you have certified in 2004, your 7 yrs jail would be completed in 2011....I know this is really painful
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#9
what's bse?
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#10
GOT it from another post;


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