So turns out my last elective is expected to finish on Feb 08 2013.
I looked at some of the IM programs that I'm interested in and they stated that one needs to be ECFMG Certified by Feb 15.
"International graduates do not need an ECFMG certificate in order to apply; however, they do need to be ECFMG certified prior to the end of the interview season, which is February 15, 2012. ECFMG certification is required for NRMP ranking."
Now my questions are:
1) Is going for the match still realistically an option for me?
2) Since apps start later this year by 15 days, will the whole timeline also push by 15 days? As in changing the RoL Submission to Feb 30th, and Match a little bit later than normal?
3) I'll have done rotations in FM IM OB and Surgery by the time I send in apps, FM & IM LoRs i'm not concerned about because I aced the rotations, OB I am a little worried about, does it affect me negatively if say I only get a B instead of the A's?