This is a really good question. First, if you haven't received a rejection yet, then you are still in the running to get an interview. No guarantees, but there is hope! Almost all programs by now have booked their interview dates, but we regularly have one or two cancellations of interviews within a few weeks of the interview date (this is a typical phenomenon for programs), and you may be one of the ones on your favored program's short list to bring in for that slot.Have any of you tried contacting programs that you had not received interview invites to? There are a couple of programs that I am really interested in but have not heard back from (invite nor rejection). Any thoughts?
That's a good point, maddog. Again, be parsimonious in your calls, but letting the coordinator know that you are interested enough to come on short notice may get you to that favored program.Totally agree with programdirector. If you contact a program that is nearby or that you really feel strongly about, you might also tell the coordinator that you are prepared to come at short notice if there is a cancellation. There will inevitably be last-minute cancellations, and the staff will appreciate having someone that can fill an opening in the interview schedule.