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How much would it hurt to apply for IM/FM residency as an IMG a week after 09/15, say by 09/22? Are the chances completely ruined for 2016 match from not applying on 09/15? Really worried! Application is almost complete, working on PS and putting it all together.
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You've got a lot of other problems with your application. A 1 week delay in submitting it is almost irrelevant.
 

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I agree it will make little difference. If your reason for submitting late is your PS, that's honestly pretty sad. You've had months to put a PS together. Programs might use the date of application as a screening tool to assess whom is on top of getting their paperwork done in a timely fashion.
 
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I agree it will make little difference. If your reason for submitting late is your PS, that's honestly pretty sad. You've had months to put a PS together. Programs might use the date of application as a screening tool to assess whom is on top of getting their paperwork done in a timely fashion.
The reason for application delay was more of a family, health and relocation issue which put me off track from the application for several weeks at a very crucial time. I don't know if it is already too late to try to get into the match or the program directors would even be looking or downloading applications submitted later than 09/15. Thank you for your feedback.
 

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You have nothing to lose except money and your odds get worse every year as your YOG gets older and older. I'd advise you to apply ASAP.