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Probability Delayed Application and Match Probability!

If some one sends his application with two weeks to one month delay, how does it affect his chance to match? does it make a big difference?
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If I were to make a wild guess I'd say the following:

> 2 weeks delay decreases your chances by 20%
> one month delay decreases your chances by 30%
> 1.5 month delay decreases your chances by 60%

By the way, this applies for IMGs only, the story is different for AMGs.

But, I have to say that there's no rules here. Some people applied in December and got interviews and some people applied in the second week of September and did not get any interview. There are so many factors that play role (e.g. scores, visa status, specialty, program changing criteria, ..etc) and this renders speculation really difficult.

To put you into perspective. I know a residency program that will not be reviewing applications until mid October this year while last year, they finished all invitations by third week of September. The reason is that their coordinator has taken maternity leave this year!!

Also, read here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/residenc...plication.html

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then does that mean its a matter of luck? but best bets are applying in the first week of September right?
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Originally Posted by renasami View Post
then does that mean its a matter of luck? but best bets are applying in the first week of September right?
Luck certainly plays some role but it's not everything.
The strength of the profile and USMLE Scores and USCE are the major factors.

Yes, to maximize your chances apply (with a complete profile) in the first week of September.

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