OK, so I looked at the state requirements, and my state does not require me to complete any intern training before taking the test. However the hold up is that to be eligible (in any state) you have to graduate medical school first before you can even register/apply for the test. My graduation day is not until May 20. Has anybody successfully applied after their graduation date and gotten a time slot before July when residency starts? that seems like a really tight timeline and I dont think its possible to register on May 20 and get a test date before July. Has anybody been able to pull this off? Is there any way to apply right now before I graduate and then once they verify my graduation they will send me the confirmation so I can schedule? I'm wondering if it will speed up the processing time if I try this.