ERAS & Interviews

Discussion in 'ERAS, SOAP, and NRMP Match' started by Jani, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. Jani

    Jani Senior Member

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    Hi everyone

    Could somebody explain to me how you get interview invitations..
    Do they email you ? Write to you ??

    I vaguely remember ERAS site tells a lot about the application status, but all what I could see is if they have downloaded the transcript from ECFMG.

    I am waiting hoping to hear from at least a few out of the 49 programs I applied for.
     
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  3. DrQuinn

    DrQuinn My name is Neo
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    I have received four interviews so far, all through my email. One residency had the assistant call me before she emailed me. I received a confirmation in the mail only after I scheduled an interview date...

    Keep your hopes up, most interviews won't be given out until after the Dean's List is finalized.
     
  4. Jani

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    QuinnNSU, Good luck with your invites, hope they will go well for you..

    I have a question, How does one know if they are atleast interested in my application:

    Some programs have downloaded everything possible- USMLE I - Does this mean they are a bit interested compared to some who have only the P/S and application downloaded so far ???
     
  5. DrQuinn

    DrQuinn My name is Neo
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    From my thinking (i'm not a program director... just an applicant), it doesn't matter what they download. Because the downloading of your files is done by the program coordinator or their assistant... and I would think is done in no particular order. They don't really know much about you UNTIL they download all your stuff, so I don't think it matters...

    Just curious, what type of residency are you applying for?
     
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    Most people are getting e-mails for interview invites. Some programs with call too and others will mail out a letter.
     
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    Yup, your app is downloaded automatically so don't fret about "interest" per se. I received invitations via email (98% of the time), phone calls (one), and through an on-site audition elective. Good luck!:cool:

    ps - I'm applying to G surg
     
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    As I recall I got mostly email invites, but some programs wrote and a couple called (but backed it up with emails).

    Don't get yourself riled up about what, when they download stuff - there is little to no correlation to how interested they are.
     

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