Hi there, I was just wondering how most FMG's do their USMLE's, since there's a 7 year time limit to complete all steps after doing step 1. I'm currently in a 6 year med program. First 3 years are preclinical, yrs 4 & 5 clinical, 6th year trainee intern, and I think I need to do 2 years residency to get a license around here. Say I do step 1 at the end of 3rd year and step 2 at the end of 5th, that leaves me 2 years to get step 3. If I go to a state that requires a couple of years residency in order to do step3, does that mean I risk "running out" of my 7 year limit? Or maybe after I get ECFMG cert, if I don't match immediately, will that also screw me up? What happens if I do run out of time, anyway? Will they make me do step1 again??? Any suggestions will be appreciated.