So I bumped into a Columbia med student the other day. We started talking about the whole interview process and he shocked me with his story. This guy was an All Star and interviewed at Harvard, Hopkins, Yale, and Columbia. He did not get intervews at his backups Thomas Jefferson and some other lower tier school. He told me how medical schools talk about applicants and if your gonna get in to a top school other lower tier schools will not interview you. Is this correct? If so, I think it is completly unethical and unfair. Everyone aruges about affirmative action but what about this nonsense. Thinking back I realize now why the Texas application asked about what other schools I was applying to. Another shocking bit of info he told was that his Harvard interviewer gave him a hi-five at the interview and told him he looked forward to seeing him in his anatomy class next year. The guy didnt even get waitlisted at Harvard. Do interviewers just do this for $hits and giggles. He told me a possible reason for this fraudulent claim was that at some schools, Columbia for example, the Dean hand picks the whole class. There really is no point in an adcom. Anyway I thought this news was distressing and I wanted to share it with you all.