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hello friends, I do not usually post questions but today I really need yours word of advice
I am an IMG graduated 2003
step 1 228 (98)
step 2 250 (99)
cs passed
all three first attempt, ECFMG certified
I have 2 US LORs and 3 from my home country
I am a Green Crad holder so I do not need a visa
I sent my documents on sept. 19th to ERAS so my LORs are not uploaded yet, as I am following the time line it should be uploaded by the first week of october
so should I apply now and assign the LORs before their being uploaded or should I wait for my complete package to be ready
I am applying for general surgery
can you share me your advices please
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hello friends, I do not usually post questions but today I really need yours word of advice
I am an IMG graduated 2003
step 1 228 (98)
step 2 250 (99)
cs passed
all three first attempt, ECFMG certified
I have 2 US LORs and 3 from my home country
I am a Green Crad holder so I do not need a visa
I sent my documents on sept. 19th to ERAS so my LORs are not uploaded yet, as I am following the time line it should be uploaded by the first week of october
so should I apply now and assign the LORs before their being uploaded or should I wait for my complete package to be ready
I am applying for general surgery
can you share me your advices please

apply with full package for surgery I am sure you will get matched
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apply with full package for surgery I am sure you will get matched
I am freaking out because every site I am checking is saying applying by october is too late, I know this year step 2 ck results is postponed till sep 28th I can assign the letter writers now and apply but the programs wont be able to see them so I preferred to wait untill they upload:sorry:, till today I noticed some threads saying that applying by october may mean loosing chances so I freaked out thank you for your reply
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i think you should wait till your application is complete and then apply
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