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  2. DocSherman

    Is the current cycle moving faster than normal or is this business as usual?

    Hello. I don’t know if this is just me catastrophizing because I currently have no IIs (just Rs and silence), but it seems like the application cycle is moving faster. I mean…interviews are being scheduled in January of next year, according to some schools. We’re supposedly early in the...
  3. B

    Doing a non-trad masters while applying to med school

    In undergrad, I majored in biomedical engineering. During the year during which I will be interviewing at medical schools, I am considering doing a masters in Computer Science. Will medical schools view this as a lack of commitment to medicine? CS is becoming more and more important in medicine...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's Loma Linda OTD 2021-2022 Cycle (apps/interviews)

    Hello! Just thought maybe I would start a thread for Loma Linda. I was wondering who else received an invitation to interview? Also, just wanted to create a thread for anyone who heard back already with decisions or is in the process of waiting! lets keep each other updated :)
  5. A

    Will interviews be virtual or in person?

    As my title states, anyone how a sense how fellowship interviews will be held? Virtual would be cheaper, but I feel I'd miss out on parts of the program and the people by not being in person. Probably would want in person if I was choosing.
  6. D

    Driving myself crazy overthinking everything I said during my interviews

    I'm a current MD applicant, waiting to hear back after 2 interviews. I have been having trouble sleeping and staying focused at work because I cannot stop worrying that I screwed up all those interviews. Everything I see would remind me of some stupid thing I said to my interviewers. I...
  7. L

    Letter of intents for Programs?

    Hello, I applied to family medicine this cycle and have 11 interviews total so far. Interviewed at 6, have 5 more in Jan/Feb. I am very happy to have interviews. But, none of them are the "top" programs on my list that I have hoped for. I have sent couple letter of intents (LOI) to programs...
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    Data collection on long-term results post-interview: Please respond if you have completed 1/+ cycles with 1/+ interviews. Thank you for contributing!

    Hello! This is a survey to help collect data that reflect with more specificity the ultimate fates of applicants who attended at least one interview, particularly how many accepted applicants come from waitlists versus direct acceptances, as well as how often waitlists seem to actually turn into...
  9. S

    Is 3.4 sgpa detrimental for northeast DO schools?

    Just attended an information session at one of my top choices and they said even with my 503 MCAT (125 every section except CARS with 128) and 3.56 overall gpa and 3.4 sgpa I probably won't be invited to an interview. I am completing an SMP and they said if I did well I could potentially get an...
  10. Lifeblood_20

    Nervous about interviews as a non-native English speaker

    I have my first two interviews next week and I am feeling nervous. I started learning English roughly 10 years ago. While most people in my life say my speech is as good as native speakers, I believe my ability to be articulate under pressure is not as great as those who grew up speaking the...
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    UCLA Radiology Residency Virtual Meet & Greet - Join us on Oct. 1st & 8th from 6-7pm PST

    Happy Wednesday everyone, hope everyone is having a great September so far! Our UCLA Radiology residency program is hosting two upcoming virtual sessions for prospective applicants interested in learning more about our program. These will occur on October 1st and 8th from 6:00-7:00 pm PST. We...
  12. Snaketail

    Tips for Virtual Interview Setup

    Hey y'all! What do we think of setting up a make-shift studio for virtual interviews? I have never interviewed virtually before, but I would imagine that having a decent camera, lighting, background, etc. would be advantageous for an applicant interviewing this cycle (in the same way that...
  13. medflava

    Psychiatry Residency Interviews in Missouri

    Hi guys, Can you tell me if you had any Psychiatry residency interviews in Missouri? If so can you let me know how it went? These are the programs I can think of? 1. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program 2. St Louis University School of Medicine Program 3. Kansas City University...
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    AMA: DO Interview/General Pre-Medical Help

    Hey everyone, before anything, @Goro has an extensive guide to medical school interviews and one for DOs as well that you should all check out if you haven’t. I was blessed to receive 9 interview invites from DO schools...I attended 7 of them with 6 acceptances and 1 waitlist even though my...
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    Likelihood of getting more interviews?

    It's mid-December and I'm getting really worried. Here's the run down. GPA: 3.85; science GPA: ~3.80; MCAT: 510 (Chem/phys: 126, CARS: 128, Bio/Bio: 129, Psych: 127). I finished secondaries mid- to late September. I got a name change and became a US citizen some time over the summer and...
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    ***2019-2020 Integrated Vascular surgery 0+5 Interview invite thread***

    Finally time to start this thread for app season! Format like before: Date offer received: Program name Thank you all!
  17. M

    Anybody else list experiences in ERAS under the wrong category?

    Hi everyone, I submitted my ERAS application this Sunday, and NOW I notice I put a good amount of experiences under the wrong category. I proofread my experiences multiple times on different days and thought I was careful. I don't know how I overlooked the category originally selected. Now I am...
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    Job during interviews?

    Hi Everyone! I was hoping to get some opinions on my job situation. I currently work as a research fellow, and this is a 12-month position that cannot be extended. My 12 months is ending the first week of September. It is unfortunate because I have gotten a few medical school interviews for...
  21. ashway

    5 Waitlists... Any Advice?

    Hey guys. So I am currently sat on 5 post-interview waitlists after this application year. I applied to 9 schools and had 5 interviews. Here are my stats (I know it's long but just to give you a good idea): 3.85 cGPA, 3.95sGPA with 4x4.0's in a row my junior and senior year (got a 3.5 my first...
  22. M

    UCONN Post-Bacc 2019-2020

    Hello everyone, I haven't seen a current thread for UConn's post baccalaureate program for 2019-2020. Where is everyone in their application and has anyone heard back?
  23. Junior22

    Abdominal Transplant Interview Season 2019 for 2020

    Thought I'd start a thread with interview dates for abdominal transplant programs given the lack of information available with the new common application this cycle. Feel free to add. Cheers. Duke -- 3/7 Henry Ford -- 4/24, 4/30 Ochsner -- 3/11, 3/12, 3/13, 3/28, 3/29 (April dates forthcoming)...
  24. M

    IM, FM, or Peds residency?

    I'm a 3rd year Caribbean medical student, and I have a terrible step 1 score of 212...I'm not sure what happened there but I'm working towards a redeemable step 2 score. I'm interested in FM, IM and Peds (basically primary care), but I also want to make SURE I get a residency in one of those 3...
  25. O

    Programs that don't screen using Step 1

    Hello all, Has anyone come across any community programs that have NOT used Step 1 to screen potential candidates for categorical GS positions? Does anyone have a good resource to look at potential programs in this way?
  26. J

    Western U Interview

    Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone can give some insight into how the interview for Western U was? I know it is different for everyone but any information about what questions were asked, essay question, and how the interview structure /day was like would be extremely helpful!! Any tips and...
  27. boundlesscorpuscle

    Cancelling Scheduled Interviews

    I have been extremely lucky to receive many interview invites this cycle at a lot of great schools. I had originally planned on attending any interviews I received, but I hadn't anticipated how many invites I would get and exactly how expensive travelling would be. Now that I have an acceptance...
  28. toastytoes

    What now? After interviews, before ranks

    Hey, So mostly done with interviews, thank you cards sent, and getting ready to submit this rank list and find out already. What have people heard about communicating with your top choices prior to ranking? Is it standard to email your top choice and tell them they’re your number one? Top three...
  29. LizzyM

    How the Grinch Stole Interview Day

    All the pre-meds in Who-ville, liked interviews a lot, but the Grinch who lived just south of Who-ville did not! Now the Grinch hated interviews, the whole interview season. Don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. I could be that his suit was a little bit tight. It could be that his...
  30. M

    Interview Coaching

    Hi all premed students I am a PGY-5 Radiologist in the NJ/NY area who has been conducting interviews for medical school admissions for the past 3 years. After approximately 100 interviews, there are many applicants i wish i could have coached before they came for their interview. I would...
  31. M

    Interview Coaching

    Hi all premed students I am a PGY-5 Radiologist in the NJ/NY area who has been conducting interviews for medical school admissions for the past 3 years. After approximately 100 interviews, there are many applicants i wish i could have coached before they came for their interview. I would...
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    No texas interview [texas resident]

    Primaries submitted end of June Secondaries submitted end of July and first week of August MCAT: 512 [128 x 128 x 128 x 128] GPA: 3.6 cumulative and 3.6 science with upward trend and A's in most upper levels Do I have a chance or no? Edits: - 3 semesters teaching assistant (biology) and...
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    High stat applicant with no interview invites, just rejections/holds in November

    Hey everyone, I'm looking for some guidance on how I should proceed at this point in the cycle. I'm a white male with a LizzyM score of 78 (3.89/522), disadvantaged applicant (grew up poor, single mother physically and mentally ill, full-time job since age 13) with a full-time (40+hr/wk) job in...
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    Tools for Scheduling Interviews

    I'm using Gmail and Google Calendar right now, but it seems a little overwhelming being attached to my phone 24/7 (or at least during working hours on weekdays), especially when I'm on interviews. Is there an app or program or something to help with this?
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    Is it too late for interview invites?

    I know it varies by school but I submitted all my secondaries by august 23rd and have only heard back from 3 out of 17 schools (with one interview and two holds). Does this likely mean that I won't be getting any more interview invites? I know I should just be patient but I am having trouble...
  36. O

    How long did you wait to hear back from an interview?

    Hey guys, about how long did you wait to hear back after you had your interview? Specifically UHCO but other programs as well
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    General Admissions & OTCAS St. Augustine OTD May 2019

    Hey, everyone! I applied to St. Augustine's OTD program for the May 2019 entry date (San Marcos). I was told that I'd hear back from them in about 6-8 weeks after applying. It's been a few days after the 8 week mark, and I wanted to know if anyone else has heard back yet. - Erin W
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    Help! Graduating in 6 years...drop out?

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  39. S

    Out (as queer) during interviews?

    Hi All! Hope this cycle is being kind to you! I was wondering if you guys could advise me w/ regards to a question I’ve been agonizing over for a while: should I refrain from outing myself as queer during my interviews? Some context: this would not just be a random interjection. I feel like...
  40. S

    Fired for Diversion, found innocent, who will consider hiring

    Long story short: Worked for a chain pharmacy, as an intern up until the point I received a Pharmacist job offer full time. Two months later, I was accused of diversion, fired, complaint sent to the BOP, went to court, and I was later found completely innocent. The BOP response was that there...