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Default Am I too late to apply for MAtch season 2016?

I am an IMG but a US permanent resident. I am too late to apply for the 2016 matching season or ERAS token 2016?

my current progress:
1. Just passed step 1 on January 2015
2. still to take Step 2ck and Cs on May 2015
3. still to process PTAL (california) once Step 2 done
4. my medical school still to submit my transcript to ECFMG
5. not yet applied ERAS token 2015
6. no obsevership/externship in US
7. Had Canada Residency-elective training as part of my IM residency training in the Philippines

Thank you. I appreciate your help. I am feeling confused. I might rush in taking my step 2 and yet I am too late for the 2016 season.

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when are you planning to take your exams?
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Om going to take step 2 ck on May and CS on June 1st week
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if you manage to do them according to your given date you're fine.
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Thanks Yazz. Do you think a LORs from my preceptors in Canada when I had my Residency-elective training (2months elective) will do?
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Thanks Yazz. Do you think a LORs from my preceptors in Canada when I had my Residency-elective training (2months elective) will do?
Yes for sure as long as you got a US LOR along with it.
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Hi!
I applied with my CK result pending, since I presented on 09/11/2014. Fortunately, everything worked fine for me, but I strongly recommend to apply on September with all your tests (1, CK and CS) done and with results. The process is even more stressful, since you are waiting for a result that it could be not favorable. For me (and for a lot of my friends) when you finish CK, you feel horrible and you don't know if you will make it. If you are studying, you have plenty of time to do it. Good luck
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Thanks Isabel and Yazz.
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Sorry one more thing. Can I use a US LOR from a doctor even I wasnt under his/her supervision during externship/observership?
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Sorry one more thing. Can I use a US LOR from a doctor even I wasnt under his/her supervision during externship/observership?
if the person wont write you a STRONG LOR beware, generic LOR might be neutral or actually harmful, in addition, some programs require that LOR including a description of your clinical skills, Moreover, others such as ER have their own outline frame.
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Ok I undertand now. Its clearer to me now.
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