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Hey guys...Just wanted to clear an idea. If someone completes graduation in 2011 and applies in sept 2015 for 2016 residency match, will it be considered 4 yrs or 5 yrs since graduation??
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Hey guys...Just wanted to clear an idea. If someone completes graduation in 2011 and applies in sept 2015 for 2016 residency match, will it be considered 4 yrs or 5 yrs since graduation??
What do you mean by completes graduation? is it the year you finished medical school? or is it the year you fulfilled your medical school and your internship year?
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No idea, peoples??!
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2011 is the year I completed my internship. In our medical certificate issued by the university, they have mentioned the graduation year as 2011. @yazz
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2011 is the year I completed my internship. In our medical certificate issued by the university, they have mentioned the graduation year as 2011. @yazz
if they stated clearly that your graduation year is 2011 on your degree then start counting from there. otherwise some universities deal with the issue differently as in they require you to complete the internship year for receiving the certificate that will be dated with the year you completed medical school NOT your internship for example :
joe finished his medical school in 2010 but to physically receive his certificate he must complete his internship by 2011 yet his certificate that he got is dated a year back 2010.
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Ok, I get it. And what about the other end of it? Will they count till 2015 or 2016?
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Ok, I get it. And what about the other end of it? Will they count till 2015 or 2016?
I didn't get your question.
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I mean if my gradution yr is 2011 and i apply on sept 2015 for matching in 2016, will they count 2011-2015 i.e 4 yrs or 2011-2016 i.e 5 yrs?? Thanks yazz
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I mean if my gradution yr is 2011 and i apply on sept 2015 for matching in 2016, will they count 2011-2015 i.e 4 yrs or 2011-2016 i.e 5 yrs?? Thanks yazz
most likely it will be considered as a 5 yrs.
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time since graduation till your date of application. So till 2015 Sept, assuming you apply on Sept 2015
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time since graduation till your date of application. So till 2015 Sept, assuming you apply on Sept 2015
Congrats
Are you sure?? People say conflicting things about this.
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Because I had this qstn as well. Later I figured out as I have applied this year. and yes, this is how most of the programs calculate

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Because I had this qstn as well. Later I figured out as I have applied this year. and yes, this is how most of the programs calculate
Okkkk, thanks alot man.
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what if somebody is 4 or 5 months past 5 years...do they still consider them or they get filtered out?
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I have also heard conflicting things about this. I was under the impression that it is counted from the date of graduation (per your certificate) to the date you join residency. e.g. if you apply in sept 2015, you are applying for a july 2016 spot, so it would be countd from 2011 to 2016. Why don't you contact the ECFMG directly to ask them about this? Good luck!
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