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Old 07-20-2012
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Smile pushing my luck with application deadline ..

well here is the scoop -

I am taking Step2 CK on July 24 and hoping that scores are released on 15 August. (already cleared Step1 and CS)

Also my credential verification is in process .. (Its received by ECFMG but not updated yet).

So hoping that credentials verified in 4 weeks and then some miracle happens and I am certified by August 31

From what I understand you just need date certified for Step3 application. So if I submit online application by 31 then am I good for 2012 cycle?

In case I miss August 31 deadline, then I will have to wait until 2013 cycle i.e November 1, 2012 to take the exam. right?

(My assumption is based on following from FSMB website. Hopefully 2013 cycle follows same -
"The 2012 Step 3 application cycle will run from October 1, 2011 through August 31, 2012. Available test dates will begin November 1, 2011")

really want to get done with it ASAP, so I can resume my normal life and find some energy for MATCH process
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Your assumptions seem to be right to me. You should be able to register before the deadline.

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Confirmed .. 2013 cycle allows candidates to take exam from Nov 1, 2012 to Aug 30, 2013

Just to add to my earlier post - I did miss the Aug 31 deadline but happy that I am not paying heavily for it. Anyways I needed a break after CK and get ready for CK by Nov.. that will enable score reporting by Jan 15 i.e. Rank Order List timeframe
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do you need it for visa? I have hard time starting prep. need motivation..
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yes Step3 is required to qualify for H1-B

and I am trying to take it early so that Hospitals are convinced to rank me even though I need visa.

From what I heard sometimes they are hesitant what if candidate flunks Step3 .. My Step1, 2 scores are good but still dont want to leave any doubts in PD's mind.

Lets hope I get interviews first
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