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Hi everyone, I am a new user so I could not find the option for posting a new thread. So I decided to write here instead. Here is my question:

I am a Non- US IMG with YOG 2018. My step 1 score is 243 and I am in the process of taking CK. I have 1 year research fellowship experience (2019-2020) and currently working as Research Coordinator since July, 2020. I worked on 4-5 publications but could not submit any of them yet.

I have decent amount of USCE with some strong connections. I am confused about applying to 2021 match for IM. Because by the time I make the application, my ck result will be pending. Plus, I will get ecfmg certificate through pathway 1 and I am planning to take Oet exam in November.

Given my status above, should I apply to this cycle or should wait for the next cycle with a complete application? Any recommendations are appreciated and thanks in advance!
 

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apparently you found THREE places to post the exact same post...spamming the forum is frown on.

but to answer your question...have you taken CS as well? you are pretty late in the process if your CK isn't even done...I/FMGs are required to have passed Step I, CK, and CS to participate in the match in March, so places will want to know you have those passed.

and are you visa requiring? that is big red flag, even when you have everything else in place.

get all your ducks in a row and then apply...you are just going to waste time and money...and with COVID, the process is going to be unique...and the interview season and Match historically don't do well with dealing with unique situations.
 
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apparently you found THREE places to post the exact same post...spamming the forum is frown on.

but to answer your question...have you taken CS as well? you are pretty late in the process if your CK isn't even done...I/FMGs are required to have passed Step I, CK, and CS to participate in the match in March, so places will want to know you have those passed.

and are you visa requiring? that is big red flag, even when you have everything else in place.

get all your ducks in a row and then apply...you are just going to waste time and money...and with COVID, the process is going to be unique...and the interview season and Match historically don't do well with dealing with unique situations.
Thanks for the prompt response ! I am a new user so I did not know if I can not ask a question in different forums.

I said I am a non-US IMG, so yes I require visa sponsorship. Due to covid my cs exam got suspended, so I will get ecfmg certificate through pathways.
 
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