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Question Applying late October?

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Step 1 score 243 (1st attempt)
CS pass 1st attempt
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YOG 2009

Step 2 ck late sept

Will October be too late to apply. I will start submitting papers as soon as I get my CK score, around October 16. Or should I take the chance andapply with only step 1 and cs.
Help please, advice is appreciated.
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I think many programs are willing to wait for CK score. My opinion is that you should go for it because you're so close (great step 1 score!), but first find out if the programs you are applying to are willing to wait. Best of luck!
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thanks!!!!

Should I call the programs or just check in webpage if they wait for ck score. ???
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i would check the webpages first. Im also applying without ck
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hello evavar,
here's the same story

I have good score of step 1 and CS pass (first attemp) and willing to get ck late oct, I was willing (and still) to apply to this year match, but a friend of mine told me that I am NOT eligible to apply because I am IMG and they want ecfmg certification at the time of application, Is that true?? did you hear something like that?????

and regarding your question, I would suggest that u apply now with 2 scores then update your application when you get your ck score, hopefully high !! keep it up!

wating for your answer !
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hello evavar,
here's the same story

I have good score of step 1 and CS pass (first attemp) and willing to get ck late oct, I was willing (and still) to apply to this year match, but a friend of mine told me that I am NOT eligible to apply because I am IMG and they want ecfmg certification at the time of application, Is that true?? did you hear something like that?????

and regarding your question, I would suggest that u apply now with 2 scores then update your application when you get your ck score, hopefully high !! keep it up!

wating for your answer !
That's right. IMGs need ECFMG certificate at the time of application. No step 2 score needed for AMGs.
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you have a good step 1 score.

if you check previous 'application season' threads, you will see that people with complete profiles are favoured over people with incomplete profiles.

you will get iv's for sure, but the number of ivs you will get will be less than that of someone with a complete profile and lesser scores.

dont forget that all you need is ONE good interview to match.

now make your choice.
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That's right. IMGs need ECFMG certificate at the time of application. No step 2 score needed for AMGs.
source please?
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I have almost the same story,IMG green card holder,2011 graduate,step1 226,cs first attempt,4 usa strong lors including 3 waived,2 months of elective training in internal medicine at a respected university hospital in California,5 months of observership at a private clinic...will write my ck on sep the 9th..
ive my application ready but the ck score!
should I apply on sep the 15 or should I wait till sep the 25th or oct 2nd till I get my ck score?plz I need ur advice...I want IM
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go for it, specially if you have around 2000 $ saving to spend, that is the only loss
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You mean I should apply on 15th?
any more suggestions?
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while some programs require ECFMG certificate at the time of application, most do not. Visit the webpages of or call the programs you are interested in apply and see if they consider ECFMG certificate as part of the application
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Yes thats correct,im going to apply only for programs which dont require the ecfmg ceetificate on application.
is there any chance to get IVS ?!!im applying broadly to IM including comm hosp.
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source please?
You can go ahead and apply to residency programs in September via ERAS without ECFMG certificate but you must become eligible for it before the NRMP ROL rank submission deadline. If you are an IMG looking for H1b visa, ECFMG certificate is required to apply for USMLE Step 3.

Although you don't need to have a physical document at the time of NRMP ROL ranking, you have to finish all neccessary steps to get certification otherwise you will be automatically filtered out from rank list by NRMP R3 system.
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