- Dec 10, 2019
Creating a thread for the 2020-2021 WL crew. Please let me know if one already exists.
Sending support to all the WL homies <3
I'm 2/2 as of now
+1Same, 2/2 and still waiting to hear back from an interview I had mid-december
That would be the dream haha. WL is the ultimate purgatory. I have a new MCAT score that will be posted so I'm hoping that can move me up the list.+1
It really sucks. I'm hearing rumors that there will be more WL movement this year because virtual interviews allowed more top-tier candidates to go to all their interviews. But I'm not sure if everyone's just saying that to make us feel a bit better lol
I think it depends on the program. Would probably look really bad to write a letter when they ask to not receive them haha.have 2 WLs and waiting to hear back from one interview i had in mid december ((
this feeling rly sucks.
does sending a letter of intent help? or should i just wait till april?
Unfortunately, many schools have a PTE deadline that is a few weeks after Feb 19th so I'd be surprised if >50% of people use the tool at that point. The 19th is just when the AAMC releases the CYMS tool to accepted applicants.
Do any schools actually have a deadline before 4/30?Unfortunately, many schools have a PTE deadline that is a few weeks after Feb 19th so I'd be surprised if >50% of people use the tool at that point. The 19th is just when the AAMC releases the CYMS tool to accepted applicants.
Well, I guess there could also be movement if they put people on the WL prematurely and then they decide after finishing their interviews that they like some of the people on the WL more than the people they still haven't given decisions to, so they pull some people from the WL, but this doesn't usually happen. That's what post-II holds are for.So just to clarify, if there is WL movement let's say around end of February, that is only due to accepted students withdrawing their A's?
Will a school have WL movement that early even if the held acceptances outnumber final class size by a good amount? (e.g. 200 acceptances sent by late Feb for a class of 100 come Fall time)
Yeah. DO is totally different. It has a later cycle, with large non-refundable deposits that cause a lot of people to not hold multiple As, so their WL movement will be different (i.e., people will drop As much earlier than MD because they don't want to hand out multiple $1,000+ non-refundable deposits, so those schools probably have more, and earlier, WL movement as they continually lose people to other DO and especially MD schools before having to pay the deposit).This is also purely for allopathic programs right?
Optimistic was the key word in my original postIt's not!!!
PTE is not binding, can be changed at any time, and has not and will not dictate WL movement anywhere. The only thing that does that is accepted candidates turning down their As, which can happen at any time, but does not have to happen until 4/30, when the protocols that most schools follow require you to reduce to one A. That's why the bulk of WL movement happens in April/May.
February 19th is nothing more than wishful thinking. Just look at the school specific threads for the past two years. The current system went into effect in 2019.
If they had movement then for the past two years, there's no reason to think it won't happen again this year. If anything, people ARE cautiously optimistic that there will be more WL movement this year due to the fact that fewer top tier candidates likely turned down fewer IIs this year since it was easy to accept virtual IIs (i.e., they will scoop up more As that they will ultimately have to turn down).Optimistic was the key word in my original post
To clarify, I am aware the majority of movement happens much later, but the one school that I am waiting to hear from regarding WL has had movement in late February the last two years. Here's to hoping for early movement for EVERYONE on this thread. Good luck to all!
I promise you that med schools are not basing anything on FEB 19 metrics. At this point were thinking about how many interviews we've done any how many acceptances we given and we have that information.Do you guys think that based on metrics available on Feb 19th that some schools might be sending out more interview invites if their numbers are lower than expected? Can anyone who applied last cycle weigh in on this? I have yet to hear back from a few which have already gone through large rejection/hold waves so I'm wondering if there is a specific time schools might be waiting for, probably hopeful thinking though lol
Ok very fair I appreciate the input! Just grasping onto any hope at this pointI promise you that med schools are not basing anything on FEB 19 metrics. At this point were thinking about how many interviews we've done any how many acceptances we given and we have that information.
Getting an interview and getting accepted are 2 very different things. At my school interviews are based on 2 individual reviews. Then you get your interview score (2 people), then your whole file is reviewed by 3 people and they each give a final score which is averaged out. Then with your total score, you go to a committee of 20 who vote on you straight up. So its just two very different things.Officially on 4 waitlists out of 4 interviews, still waiting to hear back from a VITA interview and then I actually have another interview today but they informed us that they probably won't get back to us until mid-March. I'm just getting frustrated because I feel like my app is clearly good enough to get me a substantial number of interviews, but what am I doing during these interviews that isn't getting me an acceptance right away?
I'm still holding onto hope that those waitlists will turn into acceptances, but now I'm definitely considering other options for gap years :/
Hang in there I'm in the same boatCurrently on one WL at the only school that offered me an interview. And this school historically has bad waitlist movement. Studying for the MCAT again has been really killing my spirit, praying that I get off this waitlist. Just gotta stay strong I guess