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Hi everyone

What are my chances at a categorical surgery residency? what about prelim?

Currently a 3rd year student. Us-IMG that went to the caribean currently doing clinical rotations in the U.S. scheduled to graduate November 2013. will have 2 years USCE.

Won't have my ecfmg certificate if i apply in september 2013 for the 2014 match
Will have my ecfmg certiciate if i apply in september 2014 for the 2015 match ( will be 18 months out of school by the time i start internship)

Step 1 taken- 233
Step 2 CK and CS will take in a few months

Choices, dont know which one to do
1- graduate in november 2013 and apply for 2014 match without ecfmg certification
2- delay graduation till jan- february 2014, then apply in september later that year for the 2015 match with ecfmg certification. During this time I will be studying and taking step 3, and finishing my online MBA.

I'm really worried about the ecfmg certificate that some programs may use that as a screening filter and not look at my app if they see img and no certification. On frieda, almost everyprogram says they require certification, I know depending ont he program it woudl be ok as long as i have it by match time or by internship start time, but i think i will get more ivs when having it at time of interview.

thanks guys
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