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Help Basic questions about the Match

Although I'm well-informed when it comes to the Steps, I almost have no information about the match. I recently took Step 1 exam, but I learned that there's a specific season each year for matching.

My questions are:
  1. When is the deadline for applying to the match? And do I have to have cleared all steps before I can apply?
  2. If I missed the deadline in a given year, all I can do is wait till next year?
Sorry about these very basic questions , but I thought there's no better place to ask at than this forum.

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Well the Schedule for the match process is as follows:
  1. The application registration begins on August 15
  2. institution/programme registration begins on september 1
  3. November 30th is the application registration deadline
  4. After this deadline, applicants can register by paying an additional $50 late registration fee until February 23, 2011, when registration closes. Once you miss this deadline you have to wait for next year. But the earlier you apply the better. Applying late only minimize your chances of getting a match.
There are other deadlines including rank order list etc. which yo can view from the following link:

http://www.nrmp.org/res_match/yearly.html

Hope this helps!
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i give you a magic you give me a dream

here is the magic

choose which year you want to start residency and you will see the magic

now i am waiting for a dream

also FA for the match is a must have book
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Thanks all ..

But what about Step 2 CS. If I take it, say in July or August 2011, can I still apply in the 2012 Match? But what about the result that does not appear before 3-4 months after taking the exam?
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But what about Step 2 CS. If I take it, say in July or August 2011, can I still apply in the 2011 Match? But what about the result that does not appear before 3-4 months after taking the exam?
you mean 2012 match

if it is possible take the cs before ck so that the results didnt bother you

i heard that it is best to register when u are fully ECFMG certified that will strength your application
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you mean 2012 match

if it is possible take the cs before ck so that the results didnt bother you

i heard that it is best to register when u are fully ECFMG certified that will strength your application
Yes, I meant the 2012 Match - sorry about the typo.

Hmm .. so may be I should take CS before CK .. I should look into that ..

What do other users think about that? Is anyone else in the same situation?
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Yes, I meant the 2012 Match - sorry about the typo.

Hmm .. so may be I should take CS before CK .. I should look into that ..

What do other users think about that? Is anyone else in the same situation?
Yes. take the CS before the CK that's your only option and don't think about it.
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Could somebody tell me more about applying to the Match with Step 1 only? How does it work and will I be at any disadvantages if I do so?
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Its always best to be ECFMG certified while applying and even better to take step 3 if you are looking for H! visa. Although with a great step 1 score youl still have a shot. Though programme directors an idea that ne one performing well in step 1 will do well in step 2 as well but they always prefer both steps taken!
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Its always best to be ECFMG certified while applying and even better to take step 3 if you are looking for H! visa. Although with a great step 1 score youl still have a shot. Though programme directors an idea that ne one performing well in step 1 will do well in step 2 as well but they always prefer both steps taken!
Thanks for your reply.

Could you please provide me with more information about the visas? How can being ECFMG certified affect the type of visa I can get? And what kind of visa is recommended?
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