Yes, there is still hope. Since you didnt post any stats, not sure where you might stand. If you feel their low, maybe you should start thinking about retaking the MCAT if your dont hear back by say the end of Jan and prep for an april or may MCAT. Not sure all the new dates you can take the test now.
I have only been on 2 interviews (out of 12 applications, with 3 rejections so far). So I am definitely hoping for some more invites soon. However, I have been fortunate in that those 2 interviews were at two of my top three choices. We'll see how it turns out.
Don't sweat it. You can get an invite from now until all the way in February and even March and beyond! It depends on how desperate schools get for students to fill their class. But who am I kidding, we are the desperate ones here =(
For applicants that took the August MCAT or for some reason we later in submitting their applications, I can see how there is still a good reason to be hopeful about interview invites in the future. The schools, after all, are probably just getting around to reviewing those applications
But what about those of us who submitted early? The schools we applied to (but have not yet gotten interviews at yet) have certainly at least been through our applications once and decided not to interview (or to 'hold' off on an interview decision).
What do you think is the likelihood that adcoms will offer interviews to early applicants that they've already reviewed but not given offers to?
There should be a large amount of applicants who got at least 1 acceptance so most likely they will cancel some interviews or withdraw their applications from further consideration. That should open up more interview slots for others. In conclusion, yes, you can still expect interview invites!
31S, 3.6 GPA(lots of W's)
1 publication(2nd author) 1 pending publication(1st author)
5 years research experience
small amount of clinical experience
Graduated in 2003
22 secondaries written:
6 rejections so far
1 interview(for the only MD/PhD program I applied to)-still no word on acceptance
4 lectures today from my co-workers saying I should just go to grad school
1 lecture on how I shouldn't have concentrated on research so much in my application and should have focused on clinical work
My boyfriend got a call from one of his top choice law schools last night around 9:30 pm. They had JUST finished reading his application and were so excited about it that they are offering him a full ride. He applied three weeks ago-no secondaries or interviews involved.
The medical school application process is so difficult!!!!
God I know! I get nervous for the seemingly strangest reasons now!! Like first thing in the morning when I am going to check my email, when I have gone a few hours without checking my email, or the worst-----driving back home, getting out of the car and opening the mailbox.....my stomach hurts.