Medical Do program directors talk to each other about specific applicants?

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Unknown. My anecdotal experience did that this did occur for a really, bad applicant. But never have heard of PDs communicating otherwise. It’s probably against NRMP rules to do so in some way, shape or form especially if discussing rankings.
 

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Unknown. My anecdotal experience did that this did occur for a really, bad applicant. But never have heard of PDs communicating otherwise. It’s probably against NRMP rules to do so in some way, shape or form especially if discussing rankings.
Agree. I doubt this happens on a wide basis, but I also know of an instance where a specific applicant in a small specialty, despite a very strong application and ample interviews, was blackballed because that applicant did something unprofessional. This wasn't based on an interview interaction, it was in another setting.

Don't ask, I'm not going to give details :) This is not something I would worry about for 99% of applicants, and if you were in the 1% I suspect you would know. Simply being awkward or slipping up and making one off-color comment, or something like that, probably isn't going to move anyone to send a mass email warning other PDs.
 
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