I believe Case Western interviews in October, so invites may not even have been sent yet. I think depending on the program director's approachability, it is appropriate to contact program directors for feedback. At one program I interviewed at, current residents encouraged us to do this.So what schools still have spots open and interviews to come at this point? any?
I have received a couple of interviews this cycle, and I thought that some of my interviews went extremely well. unfortunately, I did not receive any offers for positions. I really don't know if there was much I could have done differently. I truly thought I would get in based on how my interviews went, but maybe I don't have a good comprehension of what the programs are really looking for... Would it be appropriate to contact the schools I had interviewed at to ask for feedback? If so, through what medium? email? phone call? What about the schools that did not extend an invitation to interview?
I don't want to annoy anybody, I just want to avoid going through this process too many times... while interviewing, there seemed to be vast differences in what the interviewers were looking for. At some, they literally just combed through my application and asked me questions to verify that everything was true and that was it. At others, it was as if they had never seen my application and wanted me to brag about myself and to prove that I am already somewhat competent in endo, and at others, it seemed like they already knew more about my application than I did (didn't want to talk about it) and just wanted to see if I was an agreeable person.
This process has made me realize that there is a lot of variation in terms of what program directors are looking for, and what the program focusses on.