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* late application
  sunpat89 - 09/02/18 17:58
  how much does it effect you ?  
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* Re:late application
  lingala - 09/08/18 13:50
  If you apply late for the residency program then it will have affect on the application, because most of the programs will be looking at the applicants who have submitted their application first. Then application will be filtered.  
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* Re:late application
  esmanny - 09/09/18 19:06
  I read that since they review applications on first come first serve, the chances of getting an interview are lower, whereas other programs review applications later, even I found I program who stated that international applications were review sometime in November.
In any scenario, makes sense to apply as complete and as soon as possible. good luck
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* Re:late application
  sunpat89 - 09/10/18 23:20
  thank you, but i have to wait till oct 10 to apply, no options for me.  
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* Re:late application
  jussoju - 09/20/18 18:08
  It's better to have an incomplete application sent in on time with LORs/PS/Scores etc. submitted late than the entire application going out late  
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* Re:late application
  parmesh495 - 09/22/18 13:13
  Yes it will be better to submit incomplete application because programs will filter out if you submit the application late.  
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* Re:late application
  residencymatters1 - 09/22/18 13:28
  hi sunpat89,
It's a tricky situation to be in. Ideally you want your application ready and submitted by the time ERAS opens. If you have no other option but to wait, I would suggest sending some sort of "ping" in the form of email, phone or letter to the program(s) you are applying and possibly an explanation of why it's late. This way you stand a chance of getting noticed. Please note that applying in Oct is considered late. Each program is different but to maximize your chances of getting picked up, you need to be in the pool of applicants when programs start looking at their applications which is tyically towards the early part of September.

Hope that helps and good luck with your residency journey. Please feel free to ask any questions or if I can be of any help.

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* Re:late application
  jussoju - 09/23/18 16:55
  ^ @residencymatters1, although your advice sounds okay on paper, it makes me trust your company even less. Emailing each individual program when there are over 100+ programs that IMGs apply to is time consuming and would potentially even make his/her application later. The solution of that is to mass email but mass emails make applicants look lazy, while individualized emails just to state that your application is late is time consuming and pointless (they arent going to magically wait for your application just because you emailed them, regardless of your excuse). A person who is truly interested in a particular program has everything done on time AND sends an email.

Programs do not look at applicants in the "early" part of September. Sept. 15th is the first day programs had access to anything, and due to MSPEs not being released until Oct 1st, many programs will not start "looking" until Oct 1st. But they will most likely be looking at applicants in order by their stamp date on ERAS, after filtering out those that don't meet eligibility criteria.
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