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Old 06-30-2014
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Hi friends I received my ecfmg cert few days ago, I was wondering how IMP is step 3 to boost chance of matching? And if I REGISTER now for old pattern and if not able to give exam by Sep, will i be able to extend my eligibility period to giveit under new pattern?Thanks
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i dnt think so...coz my application for step 3 got accepted n my eligibility period is frm july 9 to sep 30
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From what i've read on the forums, having passed step 3 is valuable to IMG's without citizenship or green card. IMG's need step 3 in order to apply for J1 or H1 visa (not sure which one, hopefully someone else can tell you), and having step 3 at the time of application shows programs that you are ready to apply for a visa which is favorable for programs that are interested in you. In addition, you'll need to have passed step 3 by match day anyway, so it's better to have it sooner than later.
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