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Old 05-28-2011
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Hi to all members,
I am an IMG
Visa status - Permanent resident
Step 1 - 213 (90)
Step 2 ck - 230 (99)
Step 2 cs - Pass
U S Clinical experience : 2 months of shadowing at veteran affairs hospital
> 150 hours of social work at same hospital
Starting shadowing at univeristy of New Mexico this June for 2 months
Scheduled for Externship for 2 months BUT ITS in SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
NOW my question is is my externship too late or its alright in September?
and should I target university programs more or community ones? I am going for Internal medicine
Already have 2 Letters of recommendations .
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Apply in the first week of September and mention in ERAS that you started the externship at the University of New Mexico. You can mention that the end date is "current", this way they'll know that you are currently doing that.

Important; DO NOT WAIT until you finish the externship, apply in the first week of September.

Community or University?
Apply to both of them. If you get a university then it's good but if not then you still have the chances of community programs.

Good luck

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