Does anyone think that ivies conspire on med school admissions? Does anyone think they make collective "who will we interview" decisions, or is it possible that come decision time adcomms sit down and say "ok you can have gdbaby, but we get shyrem and flopotomist." ? I have this image of applicants being traded like baseball cards. Wild rumors, anecdotes, and speculation are all welcome. My anecdote (and a bit of encouragement for some). I thought my interviews were about over, I def. hadn't heard from any schools in a while. Friday I got a Dartmouth invite in the mail, Monday a Columbia invite in the mail, and today (Wed) a Brown e-mail invite. I'm def. thankful, but the timing seems a bit suspect. I was complete at all these places in August (except DMS, that was mid-sept). Was Columbia like, oh man, Dartmouth is interested in him? Hmm, maybe we should see if he's any good. And Brown is like, hmm, two other ivies, we'd best get on the bandwagon! Edit: I'm mostly curious about the ivies, but speculation about "Top 10" schools or others conspiring is also welcome.