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All the CS dates in 2012 till May have been taken and there are only dates from June, when the new format will be applicable. My dream of getting into a residency in the match 2013 just ended and i attribute it to pure unluck. Just feel like popping a pill and going away forever.
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There were a few available in LA in March when i checked yesterday... try your luck, if they are still available..
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I think only Chicago n Philly have been completely filled. At least that's what I saw last time I logged in. Did you search all the centers properly?
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dude just hang on.....check everyday... not every1's plan for the next 2 months goin to be accurate.....people book dates even before giving their step 1..... and also visa success rate is far from 100% even for cs....so there is a good chance of cancellation...... wait till 16 th may,if nothin happens then only pop a pill,not before that.....lol
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i had check out there is in feb in huston center
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All the CS dates in 2012 till May have been taken and there are only dates from June, when the new format will be applicable. My dream of getting into a residency in the match 2013 just ended and i attribute it to pure unluck. Just feel like popping a pill and going away forever.

By the ways, I will be changing my date as I didn't get a visa It was scheduled for 16th May at Houston.
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once you come to US and be prepared u can get the date as soon as it is available
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hey indigo... dont get upset.. check it again.. atlanta if full of dates in april...
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hey indigo... dont get upset.. check it again.. atlanta if full of dates in april...
I dont think thats correct,i just checked and atlanta is full.
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I dont think thats correct,i just checked and atlanta is full.

Indigo, check your inbox NOW and PM me.
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i cnt find a date for CS either
if any1 can help me wid it that wud b great :$
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I too cannot find the date can anyone help with a date in may.thanks
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hi everybody. I am a final year student and i already have a visa. I wanna take cs in august but only if i get electives. Is that possible that i schedule a date 6 months in advance and then if a dont get a visa then schedule it 6 months further away? what are accepted reasons for rescheduling or refunding besides visa issues? and for how long the eligibility period be extended? thanks!
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Guys don't panic!
People register for CS 4-5 months in advance. They don't know then, how their prep would go and when would they be ready for the exam. Most of them change their dates at the end. Some of the IMGs cannot get their visas on time for that particular date and so they reschedule it. Thus many slots open up regularly.
There is a way to check for it. Subscribe to the USMLE notification service. It will tell you whenever new dates open up.
Keep on refreshing the available dates page at all 5 centers and you will see many dates opening up which weren't there before the last day.
And most of all DON'T STOP YOUR PREP! Keep on preparing and you will get a slot somewhere.
Good luck!

This has been discussed here as well. Trick to automatically check for CS Dates availability

Email notification service:
Step 2 CS Email Notification Service
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Relax guys dont panic and yeah don't pop any pills
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So you say there s no chance in getting a residency with step1 and 2 ck scores ?? i will do cs in JUNE and i will apply to match 2013 with step1 and ck... what is my chances plz some one help
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i think a few dates r available in LA center ,both in february & march!!try for that,u will find something...!dont lose ur hope..& keep practising..
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So you say there s no chance in getting a residency with step1 and 2 ck scores ?? i will do cs in JUNE and i will apply to match 2013 with step1 and ck... what is my chances plz some one help
Nobody can say for sure about any one's chances even if he or she has got all the scores in hand plus good LORs.
If you are scheduled for CS after May 19th 2012, you just would not get your results back in time before September 2012 when you apply. The match happens in March and by Feb you have to submit the rank order list. So that's the time when you should have passed all the exams to get ECFMG certified if you are an IMG.
Being ECFMG certified before September helps a lot in getting IV calls but still if you can make it by Oct then I think it won't be that bad.

*NOTE: All CS centers would be closed from May 20th 2012 to June 16th 2012. Check the dates on their website.
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any one wants to swab dates I have a date in houston 7 may and wants to exchange in housto or chicago @16 may or after
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I too feel that I wont be able to apply this year. I am already late and this new rule change will force me to wait another year. This is depressing. I cant enter US before 2nd May and will only have 17 days to look for vacancy. Guys please help me if someone is planning to cancel CS in May. Thanks
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I too feel that I wont be able to apply this year. I am already late and this new rule change will force me to wait another year. This is depressing. I cant enter US before 2nd May and will only have 17 days to look for vacancy. Guys please help me if someone is planning to cancel CS in May. Thanks
which is the new rule u r referring to ?

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I mean, recent change in Step 2 CS. This has forced many problems for people willing to take cs in May, June and July. You must have read that taking step 2 cs in june or after will make you wait until oct 3rd to receive score report. Thus, more and more aspirants are booking their cs slot in may or before.
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I mean, recent change in Step 2 CS. This has forced many problems for people willing to take cs in May, June and July. You must have read that taking step 2 cs in june or after will make you wait until oct 3rd to receive score report. Thus, more and more aspirants are booking their cs slot in may or before.
but even if in october the chance for match is still very big one
I know a freind who took exam last year in september and got alot of interviews and now he waits the results but he thinks he will get the maych so dont panic
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its nice to hear such a nice comment ,...this thread is very encouraging for students who want to take cs and appear on match 2012 n 2013,...nice saying,..dont panic u still have chance,...as i think all usmle guyz panic alot with in sec,..i also included myseif in that category,...best of luck to everyone
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any one wants to swab dates I have a date in houston 7 may and wants to exchange in housto or chicago @16 may or after
how can i find date on may?
why tell us there is no more chance for matching 2013?
i have usmle ck on march 26th and cs on jun 19th
i think all score are available at the end on augest....i that wrong?

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are you a medical student in the US? all of my classmates are going to take the exam in june for the 2013 match...why are u saying that you wont match in 2013?
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how can i find date on may?
why tell us there is no more chance for matching 2013?
i have usmle ck on march 26th and cs on jun 19th
i think all score are available at the end on augest....i that wrong?
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Your CS scores won't be out till Oct 3rd. This is the earliest reporting time after May 20th-June16th closure of all centers. If you are an IMG then you also have to get your ECFMG certificate which takes about 2 weeks at most.
You will still be way ahead of the rank order list deadline which is somewhere in February before the match happens.
Its all about increasing your odds. If someone is already ECFMG certified before applying in september then there is a chance of getting more interview calls than the ones who are not. But still many IMGs do get IV calls without having their ECFMG certification and some are not even done with all of their exams when they get calls. So think positively and try to do it as early as possible. Things would work out for you.
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By the ways, I will be changing my date as I didn't get a visa It was scheduled for 16th May at Houston.
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By the ways, I will be changing my date as I didn't get a visa It was scheduled for 16th May at Houston.
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guys is it really bad applying in the next period (june 17-august 25)...are the chances of getting Interviews greatly decreased...i guess i'll be finishing the step 1 and 2 ck in june and not before so should i go and test in this period or wait till next year...help pleaseee
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any one wants to swab dates I have a date in houston 7 may and wants to exchange in housto or chicago @16 may or after
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Is any body want to change the Cs Date?
I need the date on may...please help if u can.thanks
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By the ways, I will be changing my date as I didn't get a visa It was scheduled for 16th May at Houston.
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did u change your Cs date?
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I had the same problem, but later i could find one empty place in April, it was a lucky break. As the days come near, there tends to be cancellations and empty places, so keep trying. If you have visa, you should go to USA early and check everyday for any open date. Make sure you are well prepared to take the exam at a short notice. Might try the check4changes software. As I have learnt from various sources, if you miss May and take it in June, your chances to get in residency gets lower but it is NOT impossible, so don't loose heart. You can still apply and might get a place if you have other qualifications like a great score in step 1 or ck, certificates from us doctors etc. So don't loose heart.
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