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Too late to apply now? Better wait for 2013?

Both 240 in step 1 and 2. CS is pending result.
Need visa, old graduate, no US clinical experience.

PS, LOR is not ready yet.
I know if I start to work on my application today, hospitals will not receive my complete application till 12/1. Is it too late?

I know it is very late now. Most hospitals sent out their invitations already.
But I was told some hospital deadline is January.
And there is scramble possibility after match though the chance is like playing lottery. But seems there are someone from this board got matched this way.

Maybe I should just forget this year. Do my step 3, get some observeship done. And try to get a LOR from a US physician. Apply on Sep1 next year.

Any suggestions about what I should do?

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I have the money, it does not harm to apply to 20-30 programs so that you get an idea how the match work and get ready for the next year.

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