- Jan 13, 2019
- Medical Student
Well said.I don't think the current admissions timeline is outlandish. They've accepted at least 300 people and haven't given post-II decisions to enough applicants so as to ensure eventually-open spots don't go unfilled. Especially given that they overaccepted last year, which is a huge financial burden for every extra student beyond capacity, it makes sense they are being especially cautious. It's a harsh truth, but schools hold all the power in the process, and as sucky as it is, they can keep you waiting for as long as they need. This will be the case as long as there are fewer seats than applicants.
On the other hand, telling people they'll hear back by a certain date and then giving silence for months is sh*tty and just poor planning in general. Also, I highly doubt the story re: lost interview records is true. That student certainly wouldn't be blabbing to friends about it and discussing the status of that individual's application; that's grounds for legal action against the student who leaked the info, if they signed an NDA (which I'm assuming almost all members of admissions committees everywhere do).