Thank you guys for the info. The point is that I've always thought I have to be a graduate in order to receive interview invites. So, Is it possible that I receive interview invites as a final year student?
I have passed Step 1 (99/238) and during the next interview season, I'll be a final year med student. I'll graduate in May, 2009. I'll be done with USCE and Step 2 by march, 2009. My plan was to apply for categorial general surgery for 2010 match after I graduate and pass all the steps. But now, I am thinking about applying for TY in the next match.
I am aware that programs look at all the other credentials like LOR, USCE,..etc, which makes me a poor applicant for the next match, but I though I it might be possible to apply for TY(Surgery) rather than a categorial program, where I'll have better chances. So if I get matched in a TY, it will be better than spending a year home after graduation, waiting for the match season. Failing to match at all won't be such a trauma.
Is this a viable plan? Is it possible?