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Listening 2012 vs 2013 residency match

I would be graduating this year in May. I have not taken any steps but have done one elective for a duration of 6 weeks. I have one US LoR also along with this.
So the question, Should I try giving all my steps before Sept this year and go in for the 2012 match with one 6 week USCE (elective) and one LoR considering I am looking for IM/ FM?

Or should I take my steps with sufficient gaps, get more USCE, more LoR's and take part in the 2013 match.

My worry is that I've heard that 2013 is the year when the there would be more AMG's graduating making the match heavily competitive.

Could anyone say how true is it that there would be more AMG's matching in 2013 and if it is true how much of an impact it's going to make on getting into a IM residency for the IMG.

This is really spoiling my happiness.

Please someone clarify :sorry:
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If you don't get good usmle scores you will have much more people being better than you even without more AMGs resulting in no matching.
With good scores, even with more AMGs you will have fewer people competing with you.
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I agree with tkourkou,

Your USMLE Scores are very important and getting more LoRs is also very important.

Moreover, even though there will be more AMGs in 2013, it's expected that there will be more residency positions which means the ratio could stay the same.
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I agree with tkourkou,

Your USMLE Scores are very important and getting more LoRs is also very important.

Moreover, even there will be more AMGs in 2013, it's expected that there will be more residency positions which means the ratio could stay the same.
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Wasn't the expected surge in AMG's suppose to be in 2015?

Im going for 2013 match.. darn!
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are you sure that with increase in AMG'S there will also be increase in the no . of residency seats..is there any sure news related to that..
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