Originally Posted by jdudemed
When did you interview? and can you share some stats? I'm OOS and I interviewed recently.
secondary complete: 8/12
interview invite: 9/26
interview day: 10/14
waitlist day: 11/14 (dated)
rejection day: 2/24 (dated)
stats: 3.39 ugpa/32S MCAT from UCLA, currently in second year of MPH program where ggpa > 3.8
EC's and LOR's: very strong EC's (including pubs) and LOR's (i had 8 strong LOR's)
Look back impressions: I thought I had a very strong interview with the faculty and the student. The only area of weakness are definitely my numbers, but my faculty interviewer told me that I didn't need to explain my poor numbers to him/her because I had been invited for an interview and that meant the Adcom thought I could handle it. The only part of the interview that I think cost me is that I didn't demonstrate enough ties to Minnesota...which is partially true - all I have is a very close friend that lives in Minneapolis and no family ties (hence OOS). I also think that when I was asked a hypothetical question about whether I would choose UCSD versus UM Duluth and I answered UCSD that that wasn't the answer they were looking for. Looking back, I loved the school, the atmosphere, the facilities, and it was definitely my number 2 choice of the schools I interviewed at the time, but I didn't demonstrate enough connection to Minnesota and working in Minnesota long term.
Then again, that's just my impression. Hope this helps someone at least.