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Hi everybody,

I'm really pulling hairs whether or not to go for this year's match. I grew up in California, but did my med school abroad, so I'm an IMG. I've completed most of the PTAL paperwork, but I won't be able to get my actually final PTAL letter UNTIL I graduate from med school, which will be in the spring of 2016. So basically, I don't have my diploma yet, and that is one of the requisites to complete the PTAL.

My concern is, what are my chances at applying to Californian residencies, without a complete PTAL for the reason above?
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