Really? I interviewed at 14 programs and they all emphasized how unimportant second looks are with regards to their rank lists.In fact, if you don't do a second look you may not make it onto our list. Our PD really wants to know who is interested and makes a lot of his decision on it.
Seriously? That's the first time I hear of a program saying that. Given that most students have to take significant time off and spend lots of $ traveling most people cannot afford to do second looks due to logistics.At our program it really helps us distinguish who is interested and who is not. In fact, if you don't do a second look you may not make it onto our list. Our PD really wants to know who is interested and makes a lot of his decision on it.
I did 3 second looks. It really gave me a better idea of what it was actually like at each hospital.
I did two. It is hard to do second looks but it is possible. I did it even though I was already a resident at another program... I used my credit card and it still hurts.Diane,
How many 2nd Looks do you suggest? 2nd looks are hard to acheive secondary to lack of time and lack of funds to do them.