obsessivelycheckingphd

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It's confusing to me why sites do phone calls. It must take forever. A mass email to people you want to invite makes so much more sense to me.
it definitely is confusing - to clarify, they called me on 12/5 and left a voicemail, that my phone neglected to tell me about. they called again today, 12/6. so definitely can see how emails are easier as opposed to phone calls
 
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Supposed to fly to my first interview on Sunday morning in the middle of a giant stupid snow storm. Want to change my ticket to Saturday but the cost is like buying a whole new flight

Like if I did that it would bring the trip cost to about 700$

edit: Found a one way flight for 49$ for a day earlier - keep in mind one way flights and budget airlines people. Rebooking my itinerary 2 days before the trip was not ideal, but hopefully it all works out!


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Yeah, I'm ready to find out haha. 1 interview right away and then four rejections in a row... Fingers crossed for good news! (Or any news... But mostly good news haha)

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I feel you on that one out of 25 apps 1 interview, 16 rejections and still waiting on 8 more ready for this torture to end.


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At this point, I've only heard from 5 out of 14 sites. The last time I received either a rejection or an interview invite was 11/28, which feels like a century ago! I'm so glad I have a bunch of fascinating patients to distract me from all of this for most of the day, but between sessions and at home, I keep checking my dumb email and trying to be super chill.

Sorry to be the bearer of overused memes but...
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At this point, I've only heard from 5 out of 14 sites. The last time I received either a rejection or an interview invite was 11/28, which feels like a century ago! I'm so glad I have a bunch of fascinating patients to distract me from all of this for most of the day, but between sessions and at home, I keep checking my dumb email and trying to be super chill.

Sorry to be the bearer of overused memes but...
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Ugh and EVERY TIME i get an email i get a flutter of hope and then its just my school or newsletters or something.

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Rejections from California State University Long Beach and University of San Francisco.

The one from USF stated they were impressed with my application and they would contact me if an interview spot opened up. Is this common? I haven’t seen this in any of my rejections yet.

On another note. I’m getting really nervous about matching. I only have two invites at my top two sites (and the two most competitive sites on my list) and somehow eight rejections from all the others sites I’ve heard from so far. I have eight to hear from still but I’ve lost complete confidence in myself :/
 
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Ugh. I'm sorry youre dealing with all that but I'm also kind of grateful i'm not the only one! I hope you get more good news soon.

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Right there with you guys. Applied to 23 sites. 2 confirmed interviews with one maybe from BOP. 13 rejections. 7 more to go (one of those sites have already sent invites out).
 
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That’s consistently rated as one of the worst VA’s in the country, so not a huge loss
Really? Wow that's both surprising and comforting, since I was also rejected by them. Where did you find this rating, just out of curiosity?
 
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Montefiore definitely sent invites on at least two days last year, I had to double-check to ensure I saw it accurately the first time. One day was Child/Adolescent and the next was Adult (assuming this wasn't a coincidence and that tracks are actually completed separately). They also have a Combined track I but am not sure what happened with that one. Then rejections a couple days later. Not to mention the possibility of doing things differently this year. Hopefully we all hear one way or another within the next couple days.
 
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School Psych here...but applied to mostly clinical sites (all very School Psych friendly of course) and a few school sites here and there to be safe.
Same! I applied to a healthy mix of school, clinical, and community based sites. Really not loving that the school sites take the longesttttttt to get back to us!!!


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Official Site Name: Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
Date Invitation Received: 12/6
Method of Invitation (Phone call, personal/mass email, snapchat): personal email
Specialty Track or Site (e.g., for consortiums): na
Offered Interview Dates: 1/4, 1/18
(In honor of last year) If & How you're staying sane
: Warhammer:Total War 2
 
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Official Site Name: Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinics
Date Invitation Received: 12/6
Method of Invitation (Phone call, personal/mass email, snapchat): Mass email
Specialty Track or Site (e.g., for consortiums): Adult Track at Pacific University's School of Graduate Psychology
Offered Interview Dates: 1/11 & 1/18
 
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Anyone hear from Johns Hopkins All Children? I thought I saw a couple of rejections that went out but haven’t heard from them yet...
 
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At this point, I've only heard from 5 out of 14 sites. The last time I received either a rejection or an interview invite was 11/28, which feels like a century ago! I'm so glad I have a bunch of fascinating patients to distract me from all of this for most of the day, but between sessions and at home, I keep checking my dumb email and trying to be super chill.

Sorry to be the bearer of overused memes but...
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I’m in the same boat, heard from 4 out of 19 sites and nothing since 11/30.
 
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Official Site Name: Montana VA
Date Invitation Received: 12/6
Method of Invitation (Phone call, personal/mass email, snapchat): personal email
Specialty Track or Site (e.g., for consortiums): health psychology
Offered Interview Dates: 1/9, 1/10
(In honor of last year) If & How you're staying sane
: cruising on the high of my first interview I had today, which went super well!




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Nov 19, 2018
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Official Site Name: Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System
Date Invitation Received: 12/6
Method of Invitation (Phone call, personal/mass email, snapchat): track specific email
Specialty Track or Site (e.g., for consortiums): General track
Offered Interview Dates: 12/21, 1/4, 1/7, 1/14 (half day interviews)
(In honor of last year) If & How you're staying sane
: Cats and lots of sugar
 
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Official Site Name: Montana VA
Date Invitation Received: 12/6
Method of Invitation (Phone call, personal/mass email, snapchat): personal email
Specialty Track or Site (e.g., for consortiums): health psychology
Offered Interview Dates: 1/9, 1/10
(In honor of last year) If & How you're staying sane
: cruising on the high of my first interview I had today, which went super well!




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Congrats!! Did Montana have specific tracks? My notes don't say anything about that. But I'm assuming they just sent out all of their invites, which means I didn't get one :(
 
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Congrats!! Did Montana have specific tracks? My notes don't say anything about that. But I'm assuming they just sent out all of their invites, which means I didn't get one :(
They’ve all blurred together for me at this point, I just know everything I did is health psych haha but I know I applied for health psych rotations...so maybe it’s not a track but the specific rotations I applied for are health psych.


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They’ve all blurred together for me at this point, I just know everything I did is health psych haha but I know I applied for health psych rotations...so maybe it’s not a track but the specific rotations I applied for are health psych.


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understandable. When did they email you, if you don't mind me asking?