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Fellows let's start the group and discussion for upcoming IM MATCH ))

in 14 days ERAS token will be available to Buy.

lets discuss and try to guide each other on this path.


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Follow. So can we discuss the step by step process? I have absolutely no idea how the whole application process goes by. Or is there any site where I can read about all this?
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I would be able to join you people only if I pass my CS and my result is after one day.
So wish me good luck!
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Hi I am an IMG from India.. YOG 2008, step1 212, step 2 222, CS second attempt. Please kindly tell me wat is my chance in this yr match and I am waiting to do my Observership. Also kindly tell me is USCE so mandatory?
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my CS result is coming this wednesday, and how many of us are planning step 3 for this match?
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my CS result is coming this wednesday, and how many of us are planning step 3 for this match?

If I passed CS tomorrow then I am applying for step 3 soon. What about you?
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i'm planning to apply for step 3.

Going to take it around Nov-December maybe.

results will be available in April as they say.


any one knows how long the step3 application process continues?
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If I passed CS tomorrow then I am applying for step 3 soon. What about you?
Same here, if passed tomorrow, giving step 3 in august then.
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so tired of this whole process, just want to be matched now!
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so tired of this whole process, just want to be matched now!
You will dear. Don't worry. I am planning to take step 3 in August. Though time is less but I hope we will make it in the remaining time.

Good luck and see you later with happy face.
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Ok I still have to write my ck, hopefully in one week. What I need to know is, are there limited tokens for ERAS? Do we have to rush to buy/register as soon as ERAS opens. I have no idea how does it go. And I'd appreciate if someone summarizes the process for me, telling me not to miss points like for example, don't get late registering for eras or something like that.
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You will dear. Don't worry. I am planning to take step 3 in August. Though time is less but I hope we will make it in the remaining time.

Good luck and see you later with happy face.
I know this is totally out of context, but i really like your attitude..You seem like an optimistic person...Good luck!!
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Finally I am in. I will get my ECFMG certificate within 2 weeks and will be applying for step 3.

Is it a good idea to take step 3 in August or prepare well and take it in November or later. Any suggestions? Though I have already done uworld for step 3 and doing second time but still its risky?
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Finally I am in. I will get my ECFMG certificate within 2 weeks and will be applying for step 3.

Is it a good idea to take step 3 in August or prepare well and take it in November or later. Any suggestions? Though I have already done uworld for step 3 and doing second time but still its risky?
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Step 1 224 CK 251 ..waiting for cs results and thinking of taking step 3 soon . i graduated in 2002 and was an attendant in my home country for 5 years .Im GC holder and did 2 months observership and will do 2 months of USCE ( july and agost ) any advice ???how are my chances ?
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so friends got the CS result today, and passed it alhumdullah, now waiting for ECFMG certificate to be available, and hence going to begin step 3 application and prep, aiming for step 3 till mid august.
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Hey everybody,

I have Alhumdulillah passed the CS as of yesterday, and since I'm a fresh graduate (so fresh that I don't even have my diploma yet!!!!) I don't know exactly what I should be doing. Obviously I cannot be ECFMG certified without my diploma (it should be out by the end of this month iA) so I don't know if I will be ECFMG certified by September 15. I don't know if I should participate for the 2015 match or go for the 2016 match. What would you people do if in my shoes?

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Guys, count me in. Planning to take step-3 in august. I hope next year will be successful for us
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yeah lets...............just a thought.............as soon as we buy the eras token........will we b able to check in the eras account?????......sorry if that sounds silly..........but its better to be silly than to b ignorant
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Hey guys, I am in for categorical IM too. Long way to go; good luck to all!

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fellas, how are you going to make the list of programs where you intend to apply??? what criteria are you following? are you using FRIEDA? or relying on previously made lists available on internet.
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i am in,just cleared cs recently..
waiting for my credentials to get verified so i can apply for step 3.{recent grad}
hopefully will be able to take it before sept.
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i am in,just cleared cs recently..
waiting for my credentials to get verified so i can apply for step 3.{recent grad}
hopefully will be able to take it before sept.

HEY CONGRAAAAAAAAAAAAAATZ I'm so happy for you I will be following you closely this year my friend.....

do u mind sharing your credentials
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lol sure...
step 1-227/1,step 2 -252/1, cs-pass/1st attempt,graduated-April 2014,step 3-not yet.
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Hey guys, make some space for me as well! Great thread...

I'm in the same boat as some of you. Passed CS on June 18th and now preparing for Step 3, which I plan to give in August mid. Remember we have to take both days of Step 3 on or before August 22nd (Friday) to hope to have our result back by September 10th (3rd Wednesday). We still have time and I would suggest getting over with Step 3 before the applications commence. Especially if your CK knowledge is fresh..

Also, kindly address some of my queries regarding ERAS in this thread...

Queries regarding uploading documents for ERAS.


Pull up your socks! Good luck!!
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I see we all are starting ahead of time.... . Count me in aswell.
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Like many of you Im taking the step 3 asap. I dont know how much time the application process will take.
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Like many of you Im taking the step 3 asap. I dont know how much time the application process will take.
Hey aman_j...nice to see you man Congrats for you CS success...
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Hey, people...need you guys to tell me something.

I will be taking CS on the 9th of July, so, i should get my CS results no later than the 10th of September. I already have my step 1 and CK scores and my college diploma is verified. I plan to apply on the 15th of September.

My question is: If my receive my CS results on the 10th of September...how long will the ECFMG certification process take for me?

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Hey, people...need you guys to tell me something.

I will be taking CS on the 9th of July, so, i should get my CS results no later than the 10th of September. I already have my step 1 and CK scores and my college diploma is verified. I plan to apply on the 15th of September.

My question is: If my receive my CS results on the 10th of September...how long will the ECFMG certification process take for me?

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There's about a 90% chance you'd get the result on the first day of the reporting period - which is 13th August. Even if you don't get it by 13th you'll almost definitely get it by the third Wednesday (27th August). So you really don't have to worry about being ECFMG certified. You'll get the certificate in 1-2 weeks. Good luck!
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Hi, guys!
Question: if my MSPE is in another language do I have to translate it at an authorized translation service (and, for example, comply with the ECFMG translation requirements) or do I just upload it as it is and maybe pay a translation fee?

Anyone had this problem before?
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Hello! Step 1 score 210 (first attempt), Step 2 Ck 205 (first attempt, I do not understand what happened, my NBME 4 score was 240, I was expecting something similar), Step 2 CS (I'll take it in 2 days, I hope to pass on the first attempt), I have 2 US doctors LORS, and I'm beginning research at University of Miami in July. Do You think I should stop seeking an INTERNAL MEDICINE residency in U.S.? Don't know if a should keep trying... Please help me here, what do you think my chances are? Thanks for your time.
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Hello! Step 1 score 210 (first attempt), Step 2 Ck 205 (first attempt, I do not understand what happened, my NBME 4 score was 240, I was expecting something similar), Step 2 CS (I'll take it in 2 days, I hope to pass on the first attempt), I have 2 US doctors LORS, and I'm beginning research at University of Miami in July. Do You think I should stop seeking an INTERNAL MEDICINE residency in U.S.? Don't know if a should keep trying... Please help me here, what do you think my chances are? Thanks for your time.
Since you've completed almost 60-70% of the required work, I would suggest you go all the way and give it a shot. Also apply to other less competitive specialties like Peds and Psych, if you care.
Agreed that your scores are on the lower spectrum, but other things like the contacts you will make during research, observerships etc. can some times surprise you with an interview.
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count me in too guys this is going to be a long journey.Ggoodluck to all and it seems everyone is applying for step 3 in mid august.its gonna be jampacked!!
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hi everyone..i am going to apply this match. step1:235 step2:228 cs :1st attempt. i will try to take step3 this sepo !!.
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ok guys the match process seems so confusing to me...i will appreciate ot pf any one can break it down
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I am in guys.
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count me in guys... wasted lot of time after step 2cs and finally have started studying for step 3 now, i gave my ck in sep last year so concepts have started to fade,, what do u guys suggest the approach should be for step 3? thanks
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Im in too. I am also planning to apply for IM like the most of us. So I have a few qs 1) what exactly to do after getting the token on july 1?
2) what should be ready by sept 15?
Im waiting for my CS results and ecfmg certification.
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what do u guys think abt my application
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What do you do after you purchase the ERAS token?
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hi guys, anybody old (YOG 2007) applying this year without CS, (if everything goes by plan will have result by October 8). Planning to update programs after that. People did like this previous year.
I plan to buy Matcharesident's 80$ Internal Medicine package, which will give me programs acceptable for me. Will check those programs on their websites afterwards.

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Will not hopefully need Visa by application time!

Planned Observership in August.

If anyone struggles how to depict in a convincing and nice manner transition from different home country specialty to Internal Medicine, you are welcome that also applies to me.

Let's do it guys!
We gonna spend several trimesters on this thread before final outcome!!

Everyone would be grateful if we post important things, helpful for everyone with experiences, news, lists etc so that our inbox does not get flooded. As we all here are hanging on our emails.

Lot of friends here and hope we everyone go through this!!

P.S. all the posts about "how are my chances?" etc please nobody knows exactly what are chances and everybody has something to worry,
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I am an IMG permanent resident.
my step 1 score is 225 and step 2CK is 225. step 2 CS due on 8th July. doing observership in hospital setting in IM hoping to get atleast 3 month USCE. YOG is 2014.
What r my chances. will apply for IM and FM.
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I am an IMG permanent resident.
my step 1 score is 225 and step 2CK is 225. step 2 CS due on 8th July. doing observership in hospital setting in IM hoping to get atleast 3 month USCE. YOG is 2014.
What r my chances. will apply for IM and FM.
I think we need to be smart and try to apply to those programs that are IMG friendly . I think tamtas idea of buying the list from Match a resident is a good start . In my case my experience is actually holding me back , cause im an old IMG but lets not lose hope . Good luck everybody
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I think we need to be smart and try to apply to those programs that are IMG friendly . I think tamtas idea of buying the list from Match a resident is a good start . In my case my experience is actually holding me back , cause im an old IMG but lets not lose hope . Good luck everybody
i have one question ...when a program list 3 letters of recomendation as a requisite to apply ...does it means 3 US letters ....or it can be 2 US and 1 from your home country ????
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i have one question ...when a program list 3 letters of recomendation as a requisite to apply ...does it means 3 US letters ....or it can be 2 US and 1 from your home country ????
It just means LORS. i have my home country lors ready in case I will not be able to get US LORs in time. And as my home countey professors will have trouble uploading themselves i will not waive letters . I dont think it will change much if my home country lors will be waived or not. An my mind will at least get rid of worrying will tey br able to upload or not and make me late to apply. But when we buy eras we will know when are we able to start uploading LORs right away? If yes than we do have time! I am glad to be on this thread felt really depressed. We are all in the game.. Just again my only advice is ask for help anyone andeveryone you know get contacts, write emails. You don't lose anything even if rejected. We need to be prepared for lot of rejections.
Last years match thread was awsome, guys summarized IVs ad kept each other updated so lets keep it that way. And people with similar background, age scores attempts could help each other in choosing programs before applying.
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yea i was wondering how are u guys planning to make a list of the programs your going to apply for?
bcoz what i have heard is match a resident is very dingy or unreliable and making a list from Frieda alone will take a lot of time and energy so yea .if anyone can shed any light on this...thanks
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yea i was wondering how are u guys planning to make a list of the programs your going to apply for?
bcoz what i have heard is match a resident is very dingy or unreliable and making a list from Frieda alone will take a lot of time and energy so yea .if anyone can shed any light on this...thanks
For me it seems impossible to check every program. Maybe we could share some regions and altogether make some research and make some kind of lists. I will not look for all hundreds of programs. I am not that motivated. I have also heard that there have been several discrepancies between Freida and Matcharesident and sometimes even between Freida and real thing because not every program updates info as we would wish. But I find it even impossible to call all the programs. Match a resident will throw me out around 150 programs from which I will then start to narrow down. BTW there is some discount before June 30.

If interesting in checking and sharing what we check we could make a plan. Me for example am interested in YOG cutoffs+ no ECFMG certificate before sep15.
what about IMG friendliness only way to check it from my research is to go down and look at their staff. This does not sound enough or convincing to me. those single IMGs may have gotten in that program with contact not through their IMG friendliness. So far we can start with previous year's Matching thread which programs granted visas. and then proceed somehow.
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I don't think that egyptian universities do the MSPE thing and i heard it's not that important for IMGs. you still have to check but what we really need is the "credit hours and trascript.


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When does the process of uploading LORs start? Can I ask my attending to upload it as soon as I get my token in July? Or there are some pre-requisites
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When does the process of uploading LORs start? Can I ask my attending to upload it as soon as I get my token in July? Or there are some pre-requisites
Im very confused with the LoR and MSPE ....can we upload this ourselves ...???
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Im very confused with the LoR and MSPE ....can we upload this ourselves ...???
I think you can. Maybe somebody who applied last year can shed some light
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I think it would be great if somebody would be so kind to post the timeline and schedule of things we have to do during MyEras and NRMP registration. I'm doing a research, a part time non-physician job, and have a kid, so I would really appreciate this kind of help.
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I think you can. Maybe somebody who applied last year can shed some light
You can upload unwaived letter I.E. everyone know that you have seen the content of this letter. If you waived your right to see the letter, than Your recommendator should follow the directions which myERAS will give them once we buy my ERas and indicate their contact emails.

Marina I think we need to buy eras first and organize our profile with CV, LORs Personal Letters and most of all search programs that are good for us individualy. Than register for NRMP in September separately from MyEras.
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Hi, if we have 2 LORs from the same author (for 2 specialities)that is waived, how do we know which LOR is for which speciality? Im confused.
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Hi, if we have 2 LORs from the same author (for 2 specialities)that is waived, how do we know which LOR is for which speciality? Im confused.
You will know which one wrote for which specialty right? Y will differentiate by name of the writer. Hopefully. we don't know those details yet and will know after July 1.
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OK I see a few questions popping up so I thought I'll contribute as much as I know.

1. Most probably, we're gonno upload the documents (including MSPE and transcripts) ourselves. The only scenario where we can't, and our medical school has to upload for us is when the medical school participates in "EMSWP ERAS". It is vital to note that this is different from the process of status verification through EMSWP. This link should clarify the differences.

http://www.ecfmg.org/online-services-emswp.html

It is noted that many schools participate in status verification but very few have registered for EMSWP ERAS. You can contact your med school or ECFMG ERAS to confirm the same.

2. You can upload as many LORs from as many specialties as you want on your ERAS account. When you finally apply to programs, you have to select up to 4 amongst the uploaded LORs and assign to each program separately. So basically you can choose a different set of LORs for one program and a different set for the others, depending upon your preferences.

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\Hi Tamta, I was referring to a situation where the LORs are waived. In such instances, if the author writes 2 LORs for 2 specialities, how can you know which LOR belongs to which speciality?

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Hi guys count me in as well for the IM match! But I have a question! While filling up the ERAS application form, there is a column for extensions/ interruptions in medical education? WHat all things would that include?
Most importantly would we need to include any of the courses we had to repeat at our medical school because of a failure on the exam?
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Most importantly would we need to include any of the courses we had to repeat at our medical school because of a failure on the exam?
Any help would be highly appreciated!
hey hi, i took a month off to do elective in USA in my final year internship which i completed when i came back. My completion was delayed by 27 days from rest of the class. Shall I mention it under extension?
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I may sound stupid just verifying: without PTAL we don't apply only to CA correct? or are there any other states we should exclude like nevada, Az? Sorry

Just purchased MAR IM program, and it filtered half of the programs as i put filter on "ECFMG certification required before application" this is good I won't waste too much money in vain
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Just purchased MAR IM program, and it filtered half of the programs as i put filter on "ECFMG certification required before application" this is good I won't waste too much money in vain

Half the programs?! Wow. I thought most programs wanted ECFMG certification before the ROL deadline. I'll have Step 1, CK and CS by September 15th but not my credentials verified. Hope it doesn't cost me too many interviews.
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Half the programs?! Wow. I thought most programs wanted ECFMG certification before the ROL deadline. I'll have Step 1, CK and CS by September 15th but not my credentials verified. Hope it doesn't cost me too many interviews.
You will be surprised there is even different filter for ECFMG certification also for CS before application time this even made more programs for me like around 90. I am for MAR, because I just out of interest checked one program that was not in the list and they openly to not apply to me because of YOG cutoff, etc . so I will be able to make a smart list out of these programs that "Apply " to me because we know lot of programs that we satisfy with everything are still not that friendly.

Keep the spirit up guys. I am sure ecfmg certificate will cost quite amount of interviews but as it said you need couple of good IVS or even one good one to match.
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outta curiosity, how much is their service? . I am little pressed for time, I am interested in using their service as well.


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Keep the spirit up guys. I am sure ecfmg certificate will cost quite amount of interviews but as it said you need couple of good IVS or even one good one to match.
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Sep15 - Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Nov30 - Applicant Early Registration Deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET
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outta curiosity, how much is their service? . I am little pressed for time, I am interested in using their service as well.
80 $ one specialty
299$ all specialties.

Today is discount 71 $

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Get your token through: ECFMG OASIS Home > ERASŪ Residency Token Request
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I would get it for $71 but I've heard from people that their lists are kind of outdated and it's better to make your own list from FREIDA.
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thanks guys for your replies. My bud told me the same thing; if its only 300 bucks, I would rather get that list from MAR and If I have the extra time, I would go over the freida list.

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Guys any help on my query ?
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Those who've subscribed for "match a resident" service - how are you finding it? (I was reading positive reviews from Tamta).

I wanted to subscribe for it as well but was considering other options too. I heard "IMG Prep lists" also include some additional information about the programs like names of current and past residents etc. Any thoughts?
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Those who've subscribed for "match a resident" service - how are you finding it? (I was reading positive reviews from Tamta).

I wanted to subscribe for it as well but was considering other options too. I heard "IMG Prep lists" also include some additional information about the programs like names of current and past residents etc. Any thoughts?
Guys i bought the token and log in the MyEras ...how ever once i wanted to log in after ....i couldnt do it and callled ECFMG .....they say there is a delay of 24 hrs ....right now ...so if anyone experienced the same ...it is the way it is .No problem .
When you register for NRMP???
I think match a resident is good ....especially the customized list.
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Can anyone guide me through this? I buy the token and log in to ERAS then what? What do I do with NRMP? I m an IMG by the way.
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Can anyone guide me through this? I buy the token and log in to ERAS then what? What do I do with NRMP? I m an IMG by the way.
Can we register in the NRMP already ????
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Can we register in the NRMP already ????
After september 15. NRMP is early now.
So it is good you said probably everyone is on MyEras now and I will buy and register token later.

Good luck everyone!
yes matcharesident is very good list is active until january, and I can book mark and have together the list that I will apply to . and I can go from there to website of program without too much roaming around.

for those who think that someone can find a truly IMG friendly list anywhere I must say be ready for disappointment cause there is nonsuch term as IMG friendliness. this is just evidence based and previous year IV bases. No one can say that super IMG friendly program will send interview to you. So we must apply. for example I have in my customized list lot of programs which will never send me an interview and I am not planning to apply and waste money there.
This is what we have to work on customize the customized list. So far what I have looked on all programs are exactly matching my specific filters
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So I subscribed to MAR and am so far finding it impressive. I just hope all the information they provide is accurate enough. Definitely recommend though.
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Is it all right if one buys the ERAS token say mid-July? Or will they no longer be available till then? Also, if we buy the token but then don't apply to any programs and instead buy a token next year also for the 2016 match, will that be considered as a repeat applicant?
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Is it all right if one buys the ERAS token say mid-July? Or will they no longer be available till then? Also, if we buy the token but then don't apply to any programs and instead buy a token next year also for the 2016 match, will that be considered as a repeat applicant?
Regarding your second question, the answer is yes he will be considered a repeat applicant.
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What is MAR?
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Brief intro before my question. IMG, GC, Step1 and CS pass, step 2 yet to write, no USCE. I have an observership for the month of September(IM) and October( Peds). I want to apply to pediatric residency. But do you think doing an observership in OCT will help me this year? I dont think i can update my CV once i submit it to progs in september, so will it be useful? it is at a 1000$ fee!

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Can anyone guide me through this? I buy the token and log in to ERAS then what? What do I do with NRMP? I m an IMG by the way.
Hey guys
I am applying for the match for the 3rd time. This year I am doing research at a NYC hospital and I hope this will get me matched this season!!
I would like to help out as much as I can here becuase this forum has helped me through my steps and even my matching application!
So a bit about me first:
Step 1: 219
Step 2 CK: 232
Step 2 CS: passed 1st attempt
Step 3: 213
All passed on first attempts
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2 months elective at university hospitals, 2 LORs from univeristy teaching hospital attendings.
5 months observerships
No research
visa needed

Ok now about the match process:
July 1st we buy the token from ECFMG OASIS --> ERAS online services.
Then we use that to log onto MyEras 2015 season.
Basically MyERAS is your application. You start working on it and make it ready by Sept 15. Upload LORs either yourself or the author does that. I heard that unwaived LORs matter more than waived, so try to do that. About MSPE, ask your university if they upload it, if not they you get it from them and upload it yourself.

Registering for NRMP is a different thing. MyERAS is your application or lets say online CV and NRMP is the MATCH. So registering for the NRMP begins on Sept 15. You need to apply to it to make your rank order lists and be available for the match in March.

I used Match A Resident last year and will use them this year also. I found them really good and efficient and saved me a lot of time. They tend to update their information regarding programs from mid July - mid August. I advise starting your research about beginning of August to get the most recent information.
I had 1 issue with them last year, that a program which I fit their application profile was not on my customized MAR list but when going through their website I found out I am eligible to apply. I am just mentioning this to say that nothing is perfect, MAR might have simple issues but I found it way more time efficient to use them than going through each program website.

I hope I answered most of your questions, if not just let me know.

Good luck to everyone!!
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I started reviewing programs and making my own comprehensive file with info I am interested and additional notes.

Yes I agree there are some discrepancies like some programs DO require ECFMG certificate (I am looking for those without certificate) .
This is the best to to filter the programs I Just did 4 programs and am exhausted. So I have the programs which I will filter than by myself. For sure big job is done for us.
I am sure I will meet some programs that will not fit me (although MAR put them in my list) But I am 99% confident there won't be lot more programs that apply to me and MAR did not show.
So anyways everyone chooses what applies to one, you guys may have lot of time and energy to do all the programs yourself. Good luck !
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i m now starting this process. just got the token and setting up my profile. i was going through Freida but its extremely exhausting so i might go for MAR. just that going through some of the websites i realized that my 1 month of USCE (coming in august) wont be enough. i dont even have time to do more. i m just so upset.
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i m now starting this process. just got the token and setting up my profile. i was going through Freida but its extremely exhausting so i might go for MAR. just that going through some of the websites i realized that my 1 month of USCE (coming in august) wont be enough. i dont even have time to do more. i m just so upset.
Try to get one in September as well. So by the time you apply on September 15th you'll be half done with it, and you can mention it in experience section of ERAS about it. Effectively, you'll have 2 months of USCE by the time you apply.
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Try to get one in September as well. So by the time you apply on September 15th you'll be half done with it, and you can mention it in experience section of ERAS about it. Effectively, you'll have 2 months of USCE by the time you apply.
But only two months will it be enough?
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