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Default IMG advise. Any Advise would be appreciated.

Good day.

I am an IMG, and it has always been a dream to train in the US. I am now setting a plan for my USMLE timeline, in preparation for the possibility of training the US.

So, my year of graduation was 2013. Since, I am from a country which requires 1 year of Post Graduate internship, I did it from 2013-2014. After Which I prepared for the PLE which I passed. In the 2015 I landed a Residency for Anaesthesiology in local hospital where I am from. Due, to my plans on preparing I was given release from the training which I was in for 7 Months.
I am currently in Family Medicine Practice Based Training which has 1 Night Call, and 1 Out patient call, and doing moonlighting in other hospitals in my city.
My plan of action for UsMLe is as follows.

Take step 1 around November of this year. After which take Step 2 CK around March or April 2017.
And hopefully be able to take Step CS by July or August if financials are good. If not I may take it early 2018 with Step 3 around prior to Match Season.

I am giving time for preparations, and of course for me save some money to fund my exams and travel expenses, which includes visa applications and such.

I am planning to get into Anesthesia or Family Medicine programs.

Will my date of graduate affect applications?
And will the gap of taking the Step exams play any factors in Match applications??

Hope for some advise.

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And Will prior Residency experience be a good thing for Applications?
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There is a transition phase of directors preferring a recent grad over older imgs. It's a tough decision since you spend lot of time, effort and money. If don't have any financial shackles you should give it a shot.
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