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Old 02-08-2014
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First off goodluck to people who are trying to match next month

I graduated a couple of months ago from med school in Netherlands, but I'm evaluating my options for a possible career in US. My info:
YOG 2013, 25 yo, not taken any of the steps yet (started studying for step 1 one month ago) and I have no USCE yet.
What do you think is the best way to go; try to take the steps as fast as possible to apply for the 2015 match, or take the steps and then obtain USCE and work as a resident not in training (in my home country) till the 2016 match? I'm worried about my age, I will be 27 if I apply for 2016 match, isn't that too old to get into residency?
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your age is definitely NOT an issue, take whatever time you need to get the best possible score you can get! also try to get some kinda USCE
All the best!
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