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Question what I should do now to prepare late application for match

I have taken step 1 and 2CK and my CS will be released at the end of Oct. If I decide to apply for 2013 match, what I should do right now while waiting for the results of CS? I only know I am preparing personal statement and may be talk to the persons who may be willing to write recommendation letters for me. What else do you suggest me to do right now so that I could apply for 2013 match within short time in the coming Nov.
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You need to get your LoRs ready NOW, it will take time to be uploaded in ERAS.

Also, you might want to start contacting programs via email and ask them if you meet their criteria and if they'll wait for you until November.

Also, research the list of programs that you will applying for.

Also register with ERAS and start building your application there.

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Default Does it hurt to register with ERAS but eventually decide not to apply

Thank you for reply. What if I register with ERAS and start building my application but I find I fail the CS at the end of Oct and I can not continue, will the stuff I put on ERAS as well as those LORs will damage my future application?

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You need to get your LoRs ready NOW, it will take time to be uploaded in ERAS.

Also, you might want to start contacting programs via email and ask them if you meet their criteria and if they'll wait for you until November.

Also, research the list of programs that you will applying for.

Also register with ERAS and start building your application there.
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No. It does not hurt. Programs will not know that you a repeat applicant next year unless you actually submit the application to them.

Putting stuff in ERAS, nobody will know about it.

The only disadvantage of course the payment for the ERAS token that will be wasted if you end up not applying.

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