I would like to know what are the options that can someone consider to resolve the problem if he is under the following circumstances:
Since the international med school students are not too many in the US so their immigration status is a little ambiguous. Actually, I know someone who is in med school but he is done with the coursework and his F-1 visa that he has been using since his undergrad has expired. Meanwhile he had to take the step examination so the school advised him to apply for a B1-B2 tourist visa.
He got the tourist visa but right after the examination the time was too short to exit the country and apply for a new J-1 visa in order to start a required rotation in a hospital. So he applied for both a change of status and i-94 extension while staying in the US.
The extension was accepted however they gave him a short one and it's expiring soon, whereas the change of status application is still pending..
According to the gov websites if someone exits the country the application will be automatically denied plus the rotation program is very intensive and a student can't take permission to leave..
So I am wondering what can someone do in such situation knowing that the application is pending since more than 7 months and whenever he calls the uscis they tell him that they are experiencing a large number of applications and currently they are processing applications from February and March 2015..