Once you start filling your ERA application, you really don't have an NRMP number at that time. You will still submit your application without the NRMP. Later on, once they open the NRMP website, you will get your NRMP number and place it on the website. The NRMP number doesn't have any relation with getting interviews.
I am IMG and applying for psych and neurology residency, this year. Passed Step 1(~220) and Step 2 CK(~235). Failed CS in my first attempt. attempted again and the results won't be out till Oct, 8th. here are my options: 1. Wait till my CS results arrive and then apply. 2. Apply today but not release the USMLE transcript. Release it when I get the passing (hopefully) CS result and notify the programs 3. Apply today and release the USMLE transcript. When I get the passing (hopefully) CS result, notify the programs. Which option will yield me a better chance to get interviews? Thank you for your feedback