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Old 05-19-2012
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Hi everyone

I've been reading up on USMLE and NRMP stuff but I'm still quite confused... I was hoping you could help.

I will hopefully be graduating in either May or September 2012, in my country we are required to do a year of social service meaning all of 2013 will be spent doing this. Long story short I'll be totally free and medical degree in hand by March 2014.

I'd like to start my residency program in 2014 (pediatrics if that matters)... I haven't taken any Steps yet, I would really appreciate if you could help me out a little bit to figure out and aproximate time frame to take the Steps and if I should apply in 2012 or 2013 in order to be a resident in 2014.

Thanks in advance.
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You have to have finished your USMLE Steps before September 2013.

In September 2013 you apply for residency. In Oct-Nov-Dec 2013 you go for interviews.

In March 2014 you get the results of the match. If you are matched, you start residency in June 2014.

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However, if I understand correctly, most programs want you to be ECFMG certified by end of January to include you in their rank list. You have to be certified before match date.

Since you will receive your diploma in March, you wont be be able to match in 2014. 2015 should be your first shot.
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Hi friends. i want to apply for 2014 match(applying in sep 2013 for 2014 residency). iam planning to give step1 in feb 2013. step 2 cs in march 2013 and step 2ck in august it possible to apply for 2014 match???plzz help me out iam green card holder so visa is not issue,,plz let me know ..if i apply in oct 2013 for match? is it too late??
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