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application timeline question - batch 1

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by saiyagirl, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. saiyagirl

    saiyagirl Guest

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    So, I'm really confused about the whole timeline for the early match. I'll be applying during this next cycle.

    While I know the "overall" submission is early Sept, what timeline do I have to abide by in order to be in "batch 1?"

    And roughly, when do interviews begin for each batch?

    Thanks :)
     
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  3. GuP

    GuP Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    From what I have read on these forums and peeked around at other sites, it is the consensus that the earlier you have your app in, the better chance you have of an invite. For batch 1, applicants have stated that get everything in by mid august the latest. I don't think the interviews go by batches - invites usually begin, I think, when the offical dean letter is sent out and the programs start receiving it or maybe some give out invites before that - I am not sure about this - I am sure someone will comment more on this. Most of the interviews are in oct, nov and dec. Hope this helps!
     
  4. 4424

    4424 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    try to get things in as early as possible. it's important to be in batch 1 or 2. i would aim for sometime in aug to be in either one of those batches. my first interview was offered in sept but most came in oct/nov
     
  5. Ophtho24

    Ophtho24 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Actually most of my invites came before the official Dean's letter. The dean's letters dont go out until Nov 1st. I had already done 1 or 2 interviews by Nov 1st. Interviews generally start in late Oct. and finish in Mid Dec. First round interview invites are usually completed by around mid to late November. You can get invites in Dec though, but those are usually ones that have been declined by other candidates. Hope this helps. I had my stuff in by Aug 20th and my batch was Number 2 for the 2006 Match.
     
  6. MedEye

    MedEye 5+ Year Member

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    I was very late in submitting my application (sep 30!) since I thought that this would still meet the deadline for most programs. But apparently everyone else sent their applications at 1 month ahead of me. That's why I didn't get a response from many programs.
    Good luck next year.
     
  7. MedEye

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  9. saiyagirl

    saiyagirl Guest

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    thanks to everyone for all your replies :)
     
  10. JR

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    Dr. Lin,

    Welcome! It's always nice having yet another attending visiting the forum.

    Your website is very professional and highly informative. Do you mind if I add a link to our Ophthalmology FAQ?
     

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