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Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by Lucca, Apr 21, 2018.
Is anyone still waiting for an interview invite
Been waiting for 5 months lol
II today, complete 07/19, update sent 09/15! Only dates available are in the 3rd week of Feb.
Has anyone emailed the admissions office before? I was accepted in December and have emailed them twice with a few questions and never got a response
I had called and left a voicemail regarding some logistical questions, to which I received an e-mail the next day. Perhaps try this e-mail address, and then forward your previous questions. There might be different points of contact pre vs post acceptance?
Hope that helps!
Thank you so much! I’ll definitely try that!
I emailed recently as well, and noticed they have not responded. Although, they used to respond previously.
Just withdrew my interview on the 19th here. Hopefully someone here will be getting some good news soon!
Withdrew from my interview on the 19th here. Flights from Cali are just too expensive to justify going this late in the cycle... Hoping that one of you will get it! Good luck everyone!
Do you know if the 19th is the last interview date?
it's not! they interview into march
I feel like they lost my app lol
R yesterday, complete mid sept
Taken down to the basement of the Lubyanka this morning.
Complete late August.
Although, I do have to say, their rejection email is one of the more well-written that I have received.
II today. Available dates were late Feb and early Mar.
When were you complete?
Does being complete have anything to do with it? I heard it does not.
Some places it does, some places it doesn't...who knows lol
It seems as if they are going in order of completion date, but who knows
Other threads people complete in September, then someone get an II complete in July...
Yeah, I think it definitely also depends on the school.
I've been complete since July and still have yet to hear anything
I was complete late September
I think it’s important to keep in mind that even if a school does go strictly by completion date (rather than stratifying apps before review by MCAT, GPA, location, UG school, etc), it doesn’t necessary mean that everyone will get interviews/rejections in that order.
Schools like Dartmouth might do an intial screen by complete date to identify what they consider to be their “top” candidates and then send out interviews. Perhaps they then re-review down the line to identify candidates of a specific category, might interview them or reject them if they know they will never interview them. For others, they might put in the “maybe” pile early on as part of the intial screen and then pull from that late in the cycle for the last month or so of interviews.
Nothing is straightforward and simple it seems behind medical adcom doors. Majority of schools probably have very complicated internal processes (committees, subcommittees, different priority tracks, etc) to handle their 10k+ apps.
And on a personal note, I’ve had complete silence from Dartmouth since mid-August and have sent multiple updates. No clue why they have kept my application away from the multiple rejection waves. In all likelihood, my rejection is coming in the next few days.
To everyone who has submitted an update did you just upload it to the portal or send an email? Or both?
I just uploaded mine to the portal.
Honestly, I have learned that no news honestly is way better than a rejection. During interview, they told us that they are still reading apps so don’t fret too much. Hold on! This process is almost over!
pre ii R just now, complete mid aug
super bummed about this one but good luck to everyone still in it!
pre-ii R just now, complete early september
Also just got the R. Complete July!
I posted this earlier, but it might be useful to people who don't read earlier in the thread. Dartmouth was actually nice enough to release their entire admissions protocol (that or it got leaked lol). Here it is.
"An Admissions Committee Subcommittee (Chair and approximately 3 admissions officers and as needed with the assistance of experienced admission “readers”) will screen all completed applications.
1. This subcommittee will directly invite approximately 475 candidates meeting predetermined criteria for interview.
2. From the remaining pool of applications, approximately 1,200 applications will be selected for further review by Admissions Committee Subcommittees.
Those candidates whose folders are not screened out will be reviewed by Subcommittees of the Admissions Committee in consideration of whether an invitation for interview should be extended.
1. Each subcommittee receives 11-12 packets of approximately 8 applications, with e-mail notification when a packet is ready for review.
2. Each subcommittee can extend a predetermined number of invitations for interview.
3. After review, subcommittee will record a decision to “invite”, “deny” or “hold”. Additionally, comments on the application can be recorded.
4. A subcommittee must reach a final decision (invite or deny) on all applications marked “hold” before submission of the final decisions on applications in the packet."
They send out rejections on Sundays?
Just got an II but will be turning it down due to travel. March 14 was the only date available. Hopefully it goes to someone here!
Congrats for getting into your top choice school then! Really hoping to get an II here.
for people who have interviewed - does anyone remember when we'll hear back re: decision? I vaguely remember them saying something about "end of the cycle" but i'm not really sure when that would be
According to their website, the last interviews will be at the end of March. After that, they compile a ranked list of applicants that allows them to make decisions. If I were to guess, I'd say probably early-mid April at the earliest.
This sounds right but wow that seems so late to make a decision.
My student host from my interview said that he heard in late April & that this was his only acceptance that cycle. He was already signed up to do a master's degree program before he got dartmouth's decision lol.
R, complete September but this is the nicest rejection letter I have ever seen. Is it possible for an "R" to be warm and fuzzy lol?
Just got an interview invite
Can anyone brief me on what to expect during the 2 30 min interviews? Is it conversational or a grill sesh?
It varies depending on your interviewers. In general, I heard that most of them were conversational. Mine were definitely conversational. I suggest just going in with an open mind. Nothing to really worry about.
I interviewed with one faculty member and one student. Both were very conversational and I had a really good experience. I actually just finished reading a novel recommended by the faculty member and loved it. They have traditional interview questions obviously, but there seemed to be plenty of time to show them who I was. I don't remember feeling like I was being grilled at all.
For those who have interviewed, where do you report in the morning? I received an email about an overview of the interview day, but was not given any information on what room to initially go to.
Unless things have changed in the last few months, you’ll go to Three Rope Ferry Road, which is the Geisel Admissions Office.
This process reminds me of dial-up internet.