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Help Timing my exams for the next match?

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I am a 2010 graduate. I am moving to the US this April and going to begin my USMLE prep from there.
Can some1 please tell me how to time my exams that I be available for the next possible match??

thanks in advance!
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I would think, step 1 by Oct/Nov.. cs by Feb... Ck by May....(6-7 months for Step1, 4-5 months for CK)

The reason I put cs ahead of ck is because the results of cs take a bit longer..

You should have ECFMG certification before Sept 1(applications submission starts).. And that means all ur results should be in hand by July/August...

This is my time line pretty much...

Ask around , keep in mind ur own circumstances, and make a well informed plan..
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The earliest you could apply for is the 2014 match, depending on how much time you take for Step prep.
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This year ERAS application begins 15th september.for some people it will help a lot
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thank u so much all of u! it was really helpful. so the earliest possible match for me wud be 2014. i am a bit worried abt the 4 year difference aftr my graduation year. is it going to hinder my matching in a big way? can some1 throw light on it?
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thank u so much all of u! it was really helpful. so the earliest possible match for me wud be 2014. i am a bit worried abt the 4 year difference aftr my graduation year. is it going to hinder my matching in a big way? can some1 throw light on it?
If you are going to apply for the 2014 match, this means that you submit the application in 2013 and the interviews will also be held in 2013.

I believe that the YOG is important and taken into consideration during the application process itself and the interviews which makes you 3 years after graduation.
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If you are going to apply for the 2014 match, this means that you submit the application in 2013 and the interviews will also be held in 2013.

I believe that the YOG is important and taken into consideration during the application process itself and the interviews which makes you 3 years after graduation.
oh dint know YOG would be considered during the application process! thank you so much tootsie! you made my day!
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