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Hey everyone!

I am an IMG, still a medical student and have already finished all my steps. I am going to graduate next year and will receive my diploma at about the end of July/beginning of August.

As it might take a few months to get my credentials verified after that - is it likely to be able to apply for residency in Mid-September? Or will I experience a severe disadvantage if I can only apply in Oct, Nov or even later?

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you can apply in september without the credentials verification. But without being ecfmg certified, your interview chances will be certainly relatively less. People who have good scores do apply without being certified but like I said it will decrease the no lf IVs ull get. I definitely would not apply in November as it would be too late, october u might get a few IVs especially if there are cancellations but again probably a lot less. If you have stellar scores, apply in september without ecfmg certificate and then update the programs when u get certified. But if u have average to low scores, probably u would be better off applying for the subsequent match. Just my opinion, others may have a different view of things.
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