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Dear friends of the forum,
I have a few question regarding my graduation year ...
I appeared for my final exams on July 2009 and completed my 1 year internship program in 2010...My certificate states that I appeared for the exam on July 2009, but it was issued on Oct 2010...so considering the issue date will my graduation date be 2010 or will it be 2009?? I am planning to apply for the 2015 match...so will I still be considered within 5yrs after graduation?? (my completion of internship was on Oct 2010 i.e, close to 2011)
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Any great soul in this forum who can help me with my confused state?? anyone??
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You will be considered 5 years old graduate.

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Thanx steptaker for ure kind reply...There's one more thing if u could kindly address ...I passed my step 1 with 238 1st attempt and preparing for step 2...and will be giving it this November...Being a old graduate now, what will be my chances of getting into the match on 2015...Should I just stop my path of taking further steps of USMLE?? I registered for step 2 CK, considering i would be only 4 year since graduation and will be able to apply for the match, as most hospitals consider those within 5 yrs since graduation... really scared now coz if the chances of matching are minimal then applying for other steps of USMLE will just be waste of $$..
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just do it. If not you will not spend your money but you will definetly spend the rest of your life wondering "what if".
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Thanx pp23 for ure valuable advice...dont wanna spend my entire life wondering "what if???
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Thanx steptaker for ure kind reply...There's one more thing if u could kindly address ...I passed my step 1 with 238 1st attempt and preparing for step 2...and will be giving it this November...Being a old graduate now, what will be my chances of getting into the match on 2015...Should I just stop my path of taking further steps of USMLE?? I registered for step 2 CK, considering i would be only 4 year since graduation and will be able to apply for the match, as most hospitals consider those within 5 yrs since graduation... really scared now coz if the chances of matching are minimal then applying for other steps of USMLE will just be waste of $$..
Hi it is your decision after all, there are success and failure stories of people in our position, i am 7 years post graduation, 215 step 1 232 step 2 just observership as USCE, i have 3 appointments for interview, wich i am happy about since like you i thought I had no chance whatsoever, just give you and advice, try to get 260 260+ on CK and i think you will be fine, for what i have seen.
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Thanx for ure advice..I will try my best...and all the best for ure interview.
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will he not be a 4yr graduate? Do u say 5 coz its either <3 or <5 or coz it is calculated till the match day and not time of application?
this is so confusing. Could you please clarify? How exactly is it calculated?
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is he not 4 year old graduate?
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apply to many programs.....many 100's...it will cost you $20,000 but worth it.
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apply to many programs.....many 100's...it will cost you $20,000 but worth it.
100 programs don't cost 20k, I applied for 174 and it cost me around 4k
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I m also in the same situation... I m graduate of 2012 and ll b applying for 2018 match... I m much confused and worried shld i take steps or not ?
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Get score of >95 with US externship of observership in teaching program that's it. I made mistakes thats the only advise you have to follow.

what you people think what are my chances
Hello, Old graduate in 1999, worked here and there in my country. passed step1, 2 CSA scores<200 first attempt ecfmg certified in sep 2004. Passed step 3 score< 200 4 attmepts Came to US in 2007. Worked 3 years in clinic as medical assistant and extern. Went to physician assistant program did master of physician assistant and working as physician assistant certified for 2 years Licensed in one of US states what are my chances if I just apply or I reappaer in all steps.
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100 programs don't cost 20k, I applied for 174 and it cost me around 4k
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