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What is the difference between medical certificate first class and student pilot certificate, and only medical certificate first class while applying at MedExpress ?!
the first option was not applicable.

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Per this announcement, the FAA eliminated the issuance of combined medical and student pilot certificates five years ago.

Now you get the medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) via the MedXpress system and the Student Pilot certificate from a Designted Pilot Examiner (DPE) via the IACRA system.  Ask your flight instructor for assistance in using IACRA.

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One of my friends applied yesterday and when he got the confirmation number, the completed form of his application showed that he would be issued

medical certificate first class and student pilot certificate which made me confused, and it shows that his choice was Airman medical certificate.

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Unless the AME is also a DPE, the AME cannot issue a Student Pilot certificate no matter what the form says at the bottom. Maybe it's an old form that hasn't been updated.