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  1. P

    Penn interview weird as hell

    Was talking to some friends about this. I don’t attend but interviewed within the last few years. During the scheduled “chat” with the admissions director he asked me if I had applied to another specific school…I said yes. He asked me if I liked the admissions process there — instinctually I...
  2. S

    why medicine interview question

    what's the best way to approach the why medicine question during interviews? should the answer be straightforward in 3-4 sentences, or is it better to use a personal anecdote (i feel like that would make the answer way too long, plus i used most of my why medicine anecdotes for my personal...
  3. G

    Time Zone Difference - Interviews

    Hey everyone, I somehow just realized the two interviews I signed up for were eastern standard time. So they will be starting at 6 AM in the morning, not 9 AM. I feel like an idiot. Do you think they will allow me to reschedule for the PM time? Is it worth emailing the admissions department and...
  4. C

    Group Interview Question

    I know I shouldn’t dwell too much on the past, but I’ve been worrying about a group interview I had for a school recently with other interviewees. I think most of the conversation went well, but there was one point where I got caught up in the conversation and asked a question directed to...
  5. c3balmes

    Should I take the UDM In-Person Interview?

    So I recently got my first interview invitation, and I’m incredibly happy I was invited as my stats aren’t exactly the most impressive: GPA: 3.62 Science GPA: 3.7ish DAT: 18 Dental Assistant for over a year with over 100 shadowing hours. As I live in Alaska, making my way out to Michigan is...
  6. MasterTheMMI

    MMI and Panel Med School Interview Coaching from a Fourth Year Resident Physician

    Over the past 2 years, I have had the amazing opportunity to help over 15 applicants in achieving their goal of medical school acceptance and matching to their desired residency programs in both Canada and the USA! This will be my last year offering MMI coaching before I finish residency and...
  7. M

    Should I visit the campus after receiving an interview invite?

    I received an interview with an MD school in Michigan about a week ago and was wondering if I should visit the campus to get a better understanding of the community and maybe meet some current students there. If I do visit should I talk about it during my interview to show my dedication to...
  8. A

    Official 2022-2023 Sleep Fellowship Application Cycle

    It's that time, folks..! Applications are officially out! Best of luck to y'all :giggle: Interview Offers - Program Name (date offer was received) Rejections - Program Name (date rejection was received) Just copy/paste the list each time you add a new program. Thanks!
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    Dermatopathology Fellowship Applications 2024-2025

    Please share any information you have regarding dermpath fellowship applications/interviews for positions starting in 2024 Here's what I've heard so far: Cedars-Sinai - filled Stanford - filled Arkansas - filled USF - filled Moffitt/USF - filled U Texas HSC Anderson - filled Colorado - not...
  10. Mr.Smile12

    Kira Talent assessments (asynchronous or live)?

    Hi everyone, (Taken from Becoming a Student Doctor resources) As interview invitations get sent out, it will be of interest to see if any of your programs ask you to participate in a Kira Talent or similar asynchronous MMI-like assessment. It is prevalent in many health professional...
  11. Morty Grandson of Rick

    KCU (Joplin) VS WesternU (Oregon)

    Hi Everyone, Please help me decide :O I love DO schools and luckily I got accepted to two good DO schools. The Kansas City University of Medicine in Joplin and WesternU in Lebanon, Oregon. KCU Pros: 1. Strong rotation sites. 2. I love their curriculum 3. $10k cheaper (But I don't care, with...
  12. agentfaithmd

    Pre-Med Advisor Meeting

    Hey guys, I'm back: So, I got admitted to SHSU's Biomedical Science undergraduate degree, and since I applied for their pre-med track, I was told to set up an appointment with their pre-med advisor. I'll be talking with her on the 21st. What should I expect? I'm clueless to this process and...
  13. A

    Red flags to look out for during job interviews

    I am interviewing for my first job out of training. Any tips on the most important red flags to look out for in the employers? Anything specific that the employer does or says that would be a deal breaker or should have me think twice before taking the job? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
  14. D

    SPEP Collegiate II Texas A&M / TAMU Dentistry 2022-2023

    Hey everyone! I see there's no thread for this year's SPEP Program so I made one!
  15. claner1

    First Job Interview - Questions to not miss?

    Hi all, Current PGY-3 here and starting to interview for general PM&R jobs after residency! The jobs I’m considering are all outpatient MSK/spine with USGI and EMG and minimal/no inpatient responsibilities. Mix of academics and PP. I have an idea of questions/themes to address during my...
  16. H

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Samuel Merritt OTD Fall 2022 Interviews?

    Has anyone interviewed with Samuel Merritt yet? If so, could you share what questions you were asked, what the process was like, etc? I have an interview with them tomorrow and I am sooo nervous haha. Thanks!
  17. A

    PhD/PsyD PhD/PsyD Psychology program interview invites and admissions (applied Fall 2021 for Fall 2022 admission)

    Hi everyone, It is that time of year to share what psychology doctorate programs people applied to during the Fall 2021, and when they received interview invites. Also, if you were accepted or not/your final decision. Please provide what faculty you wanted to work with as well and who...
  18. N

    Dartmouth MPH Interview

    I was invited for an interview for the Dartmouth accelerated MPH program and someone on SDN said in a webinar they mentioned all accepted candidates get a 20 min phone call with an alum, and that the interview was not so much an assessment but rather a chance to ask alum questions to see if it’s...
  19. EoOT

    General Admissions & OTCAS Zoom Group Interview Advice?

    I have an individual and my first group interview on zoom next week. I haven't done a group interview before so I don't really know what to expect. What topics or questions would they might ask? How long are usually the sessions? All I know about the group interview is that they will have us...
  20. bommer2323

    Letter of Interest

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has ever sent a LOI pre-interview and gotten a positive response to it. I feel extremely fortunate to have interviewed at a few great schools pre-December so far however I have yet to hear from my IS public school (MI). If anyone has any tips on how to write an...
  21. Asclepius293

    Ability to Schedule Future Interview After Cancelling Past Freeze Date

    Hey all, I had something important come up on the same day of a scheduled interview. The freeze date on the ERAS self-scheduler has passed already, but I'm confused based on the ERAS user guide. It says that you can still cancel a scheduled interview date after a freeze date has passed. It...
  22. crmdpt

    NAU DPT Cycle 2021-2022

    Anyone else interview with NAU? If so, any idea on when we are supposed to hear back?
  23. D

    No interview after audition

    I did an audition rotation a few months ago at a program that was reachable for me. I thought it went well and they wrote me a letter. I did not receive an interview invite and other peers that rotated with them did. The program has now ghosted me. I am heartbroken, left wondering what I did...
  24. E

    MD & DO Canceling residency interviews

    As the 2021-2022 interview season is in full swing my schedule is getting pretty full. I've been scheduled to interview at 26 institutions for EM, and I know that is far too many and I need to cancel some of them, but I still want to keep a good number to insure match. Anyone else in the same...
  25. diana2000

    open file or closed file???

    i have interviews coming up and i am pretty nervous regarding the whole open file and closed file type thing. I checked the SDN pharmacy school interview feedback where it shows what type of interview it was and it gave me a mixed response for the schools. But my question is, even though i did...
  26. C

    Michigan College of Optometry Interview Questions

    Hello! I recently applied to the Michigan College of Optometry. I'm wondering if anyone knows a general timeline for when I should expect to hear back about an interview? I have reached out to a couple optometry students that are currently enrolled now, and they both received interviews...
  27. artist2022

    LSU Dental School Class of 2026 Interview/Acceptance Thread

    Good luck everyone! Link to last years thread: LSU Dental School Class of 2025 Interview/Acceptance Thread Link to interview prep: Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Dentistry Interview Feedback ----> Be sure to give feedback on your interview to help future applicants! :)
  28. J

    The Mechanics of the DNR List

    Hello SDN I'd like to know. Can anybody here with any special insight on this, explain exactly how a candidate ends up on a Do Not Rank List? Does any faculty members, Program Directors or current residents have an specific vivid examples? If so drop them here so the masses can learn what not...
  29. P

    LOI early in the cycle

    Hi friends, I've been really fortunate to interview at 3 schools now, one of which being my top choice school. Between cost, programs offered, and vibes at the interview, I am confident that I would commit to this school over any of my others, even if I got accepted anywhere else. I know the...
  30. Asclepius293

    Chance at Interviews? - ERAS FM App

    Hello all, US MD here applying for FM this cycle. I will graduate this December and am listed as US Senior on NRMP for match, but have an extension mentioned on ERAS and MSPE. Had some personal losses and struggles at beginning of third year, tried to continue rather than take LOA and ended up...
  31. Asclepius293

    Chances of interview - Insight/Advice

    Hello all, US MD here applying for FM this cycle. I will graduate this December and am listed as US Senior on NRMP for match, but have an extension mentioned on ERAS and MSPE. Had some personal losses and struggles at beginning of third year, tried to continue rather than take LOA and ended up...
  32. J

    Virtual Interview Advice

    I have an interview coming up that will be online. I am feeling good about the actual interview portions of the day, but I'm wondering about the time between. They said that there will be presentations about the program as well as some downtime that I will have access to a "Home Room" with other...
  33. J

    Questions about interview offers.

    I applied to 11 schools and received 2 interviews from my safe schools so far. Undergrad: UNC-Chapel Hill Major: Biology, B.S Application verified: 7/27 U.S Army veteran My stats are cGPA 3.63, sGPA 3.36, DAT 23AA, 22TS, 23PAT. I applied to UNC, UMich, ECU, UB, UPitt, USC, NOVA, UK, Tufts...
  34. D

    Similarities between "Tell Me About Yourself" and "Why Medicine" answers

    When I answer the "Tell Me About Yourself", I will discuss my background, where I was raised etc, but I also really want to discuss how I discovered my interest in studying medicine. However, I fear that later in the interview I will be asked " why medicine" and feeling like I already discussed...
  35. S

    Interview Waitlists

    I have received emails from three different schools indicating that I have been put on their "interview waitlist" I am unsure what to think of this as it is still early but my application has obviously not made the initial cut. Are there people out there that have gotten off these waitlists?
  36. LizzyM

    Question for foreign language speakers who have interviewed

    There are stories of applicants being spoken to in a language other than English during an interview. But is this common or mostly urban legend? Please respond only if you have been interviewed for MD school between 2019 and 2021. If you listed proficiency in a foreign language on your AMCAS...
  37. C

    St. George's University Interview Invites

    Hi everyone! I'm still waiting to hear if I will be offered an interview for SGU's DVM program. I applied 5 weeks ago and still haven't heard back. I'm applying for the January 2022 semester so I'm worried that I won't have much time to get things in order if I wind up getting accepted! How long...
  38. M

    General Admissions & OTCAS Occupational Therapy 2021-2022 cycle graduate school application

    Hey everyone! I'm starting OT school in the fall and wanted to make a thread so that you guys can discuss the application process together and can all follow each other's progress during this process, ask questions, and support each other along the way! I saw a thread with this same idea a few...
  39. W

    Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    There are no breaks from exams throughout the semester. All four exams are on a SINGLE DAY on Mondays and there are a full day of classes the next day. Most pharmacy schools have their therapy, pharmaceutics, and physiology finals spread throughout the week, but not here. With Spring Break...
  40. A

    When are most interviews?

    I have my third year schedule now and am assigned an inpatient heavy rotation in the Fall along with some electives. When are the bulk of interviews for heme onc done? Assuming normal interview dates and not last year’s changes with Covid. Thanks
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