Applying from Australia: timing and transcripts
I am a medical student from Australia, hoping to apply for the 2017 match.
I was wondering if anyone has any experience applying from Australia. Our academic year is different to the USA and I've heard that because of this our transcripts aren't ready in time for ECFMG certification so you can't start residency the year after you finish med school. Essentially I would be doing nothing for 18months between finishing med school in December 2016 and starting residency in July 2018.
I hope someone can tell me if this is true or who I can contact to find the answer.