Arun asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 7 years ago

Does Medical Council of India recognizes ECFMG certificate and USMLE step 3 clearance as MD degree?

I am an MBBS from India and about to start my PhD in USA. I have cleared two parts of USMLE (step 1 and step 2 CK) with flying colours and quite confident of clearing the rest. I am willing to inquire if Medical Council of India (MCI) will recognize my ECFMG (Educational commission for Foreign Medical Graduate) certificate as MD degree if I don't do the usual three years residency in USA (I know how hard it is to get a residency and since I have no plan to practice medicine in USA it won't be of any help for me). I do understand that in order to sit for and clear step 3 I need ECFMG certificate. I was wondering if MCI would let me use MD after my name if I get the certificate and have all my USMLE steps cleared.

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  • Mawia
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Contact them to get the answer you need. If you have come this far, you don't want to rely on Y!A for life decisions.

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  • stitt
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Ecfmg Step 3

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  • 6 years ago

    Hi Sir, I Have the exact same question though i did'nt give any steps of USMLE .If you have found the answer please mail me at

    Waiting for your kind reply.

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