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Old 09-08-2012
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Idea! Applying for the match before CS exam!

I am ana IMG i have step1 230 99 , step 2 ck 224 , i apply for step 2cs in Jan 2013 as i didnt find any place before this date,
I am looking for IM residency program
Can i apply for match before my cs exam
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You can apply for the match yes.

Generally a terrible idea because most programs wont rank you because you dont have the CS done.

CS Results typically take anywhere from 1.5 - 3 months to come out, so ROL submission is on Feb 15th, and therefore you wont have your CS results out. Thus they wont rank you.

So I would suggest holding off for this year, and applying next year.
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