International students, who are willing to appear for USMLE Step 1 exam, will have to apply for an ECMFG certification. Only after they are eligible for ECMFG certificate, they are eligible to take USMLE Step 1 test.
The candidates will have to choose an eligibility period of three months. After the eligibility period has been chosen, candidates should select the date they want to take the test on during the eligibility period. According to USMLE the guidelines, students cannot choose first week of January and major holidays as their USMLE dates.
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