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Old 07-25-2015
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hi guys ,
need some help, im a 2012 graduate, im planning to apply for 2017 match,so will that make my yog more than 5 yrs will be much appreciated ..
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While it is true that many programs prefer to see less than 5 years since graduation and some even require a certain cut off since graduation, there are programs out there willing to accept a candidate that is further out.

What matters most is what you did during that gap. Rather than addressing the gap itself in your Personal Statement, simply let them know what you have been up to. Be honest and positive about your activities and show the programs you didn't waste that time.

Also, be sure to strengthen the rest of your application. Ideally, you would have fresh Letters of Recommendation from US Clinical Experience, well crafted Personal Statements and a complete, error-free MyERAS Application.

If you're willing to research programs whose requirements you qualify for and work very hard on your whole application, you have a shot. You may have an extra challenge but you're far from excluded.

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