..residency. i studied in an overseas medical school, and i am a us citizen. i never took my steps, because i had no intention to practice in the states. but i've recently had a change of heart, and now i'm planning to return to the states. if i can take my step 1 within the next 6 weeks, and then apply for residency, will i still be eligible for matching in february 2012? i plan to take my usmle step 2 end of december or in january. currently, i plan to take 6 weeks off to study for the step 1. and then get some observships as i prepare for step 2 (which i feel will be a lot easier to study for). thanks in advance!