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Question The Future of IMGs

I am an IMG graduated in june 2013. I have done some research and a clinical elective to add weightage for USCE. I am currently preparing for step 1 and plan to take it in January.

My question is I have heard about the residency match getting tougher from 2015

I have gone across forums and found some threads mentioning that the IMG % would not go down drastically and it wont make much of a problem even if the AMG's increase

As of now, I am really confused because as I mentioned that I am planning to take the step 1 in January( mostly in the 3rd-4th week). And I want to do Step 2ck first because Step 2 cs is a matter of pass/fail and its a tough one so I want a bit of clinical knowledge(CK) in my brain before CS. With this schedule, I cannot possibly give step 2ck first if i take my Step 1 in january as it would become to too late by the time step 2cs results are out.

If I am making sense, my question is can we apply on sept 15 with step 1 and step ck results and Can I add my step 2cs result when I get it later( be it september end or october). How bad would my application look if I do that?

Also I have an EAD(work permit) in US and do not have a Green Card yet. Would that open up my chances to apply to more Hospitals?

I know it is a lot of questions, I have asked lot of friends and they do not have a clue either. Please do let me know what you feel and I will spread the word among my friends.

Thanks a lot
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I request the moderators to shed some info on my questions

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please search the forum, there are threads answering all your questions.
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please search the forum, there are threads answering all your questions.
Hi Dr_kg
Me and my friends went over the forums, some forums say imgs get it trough from now on and some say no worry...
There is no final verdict
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Me and my friends went over the forums, some forums say imgs get it trough from now on and some say no worry...
There is no final verdict
There isn't a final verdict.
Nobody knows.
I personally think there won't be a big change.
Read what I have said about this (click the Match-2015 tag link at the bottom of this thread).

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Thank you. i hope for the best
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One more question, can we apply on sept 15 with step 1 and step ck results and then can I add my step 2cs result when I get it later( be it october or nov).?
atleast to few community hospitals where i think i might have a chance ?
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One more question, can we apply on sept 15 with step 1 and step ck results and then can I add my step 2cs result when I get it later( be it october or nov).?
atleast to few community hospitals where i think i might have a chance ?
Yes. You can do that.
But your chances will be lower than the thousands of people who apply with complete profiles on September 15.

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Yes. You can do that.
But your chances will be lower than the thousands of people who apply with complete profiles on September 15.

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oh good. then i will try to apply for 2 hospitals where i did some clinical electives. see how my luck is, may be

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