Are medical schools giving out more interviews due to being remote?

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        Per their trackers, Michigan is looking to exactly match last year's interviews. Colorado still has a couple hundred interviews to occur before they hit last year's numbers. Cincinatti mentioned a very slight increase. It seems like no change to a slight increase is the norm. A couple schools like NEOMED who only use a unidirectional interview many be exceptions.
         
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          Case Western MSTP told us they were increasing their number of interview slots by 50%. Probably just an outlier since MSTP is a smaller pool, but I thought it was interesting.
           
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            I can say that due to how my program decided to do interviews, they did increase the number of invitations to interview. We are worried about melt/retention issues given how people we accept choose to attend medical school. I think many other programs share the same concerns.
             
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              Yes, increased somewhat because our applications are up 40% this year.
              Edit - Wow! Your school is up 40%??? That's AMAZING!!!! Nationally, I think it's closer to 20%, but still .. :cool:. Your point still holds. Some schools did while others did not.

              A the end of the day, everything is going to play out exactly the way it's supposed to. With the large increase in applicants, it will be more difficult to score an A this year.

              To the extent IIs increased, it will be to build a bigger WL, in case some people's fears come true and more initial As go to the same people at the top than in a typical year. If that happens, it will lead to more As being dropped in the spring, which will lead to more WL movement. In the end, however, around 22K people will begin school in the fall, just like last year.
               
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                I think it's closer to 20%, but still .. :cool:. Your point is still correct. Some schools did while others did not.

                A the end of the day, everything is going to play out exactly the way it's supposed to. With the large increase in applicants, it will be more difficult to score an A this year.

                To the extent IIs increased, it will be to build a bigger WL, in case some people's fears come true and more initial As go to the same people at the top than in a typical year. If that happens, it will lead to more As being dropped in the spring, which will lead to more WL movement. In the end, however, around 22K people will begin school in the fall, just like last year.
                If I'm not wrong... @LunaOri is speaking about their own school. I can't imagine you know better than them whether or not their apps are up 40% this year.
                 
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                  Edit - Wow! Your school is up 40%??? That's AMAZING!!!! Nationally, I think it's closer to 20%, but still .. :cool:. Your point still holds. Some schools did while others did not.

                  A the end of the day, everything is going to play out exactly the way it's supposed to. With the large increase in applicants, it will be more difficult to score an A this year.

                  To the extent IIs increased, it will be to build a bigger WL, in case some people's fears come true and more initial As go to the same people at the top than in a typical year. If that happens, it will lead to more As being dropped in the spring, which will lead to more WL movement. In the end, however, around 22K people will begin school in the fall, just like last year.
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                    If highly competitive applicants are able to attend far more interviews than last year, due to the reduced cost(both time and money) of attending interviews, then wouldn't yields decrease for converting interviews(and acceptances) into actual matriculations? If so, how are schools accounting for this if they aren't increasing interviews?
                     

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                      If highly competitive applicants are able to attend far more interviews than last year, due to the reduced cost(both time and money) of attending interviews, then wouldn't yields decrease for converting interviews(and acceptances) into actual matriculations? If so, how are schools accounting for this if they aren't increasing interviews?
                      Probably increased WLs or just increased WL movements.
                       

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                        If highly competitive applicants are able to attend far more interviews than last year, due to the reduced cost(both time and money) of attending interviews, then wouldn't yields decrease for converting interviews(and acceptances) into actual matriculations? If so, how are schools accounting for this if they aren't increasing interviews?
                        They aren't! :cool: Either because they don't believe it will come to pass, or because they believe that their WL is already deep enough to deal with it without having to increase IIs.
                         

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                          We will know in the May June time period.
                          Not necessarily. All reports on SDN are anecdotal, and it is dangerous to extrapolate from them. Random reports about WL movement being high or low are just not reliable, since SDN really is a very small subset of the pool. We won't know until stats are published in 2022 that show yields.
                           
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                            Not necessarily. All reports on SDN are anecdotal, and it is dangerous to extrapolate from them. Random reports about WL movement being high or low are just not reliable, since SDN really is a very small subset of the pool. We won't know until stats are published in 2022 that show yields.
                            As applicants, some of will know in the schools that we care about or follow. Rest, we will know when we know
                             
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