Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

How long for an interview?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by awetmop, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. elgauchotejano

    elgauchotejano It's High Noon
    Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2014
    Messages:
    2,004
    Likes Received:
    1,305
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Hey guys....

    After reading about everyone getting interviews....

    i am on the verge of tears.... because I am so nervous no one wants me.... I submitted most of my top choices by the first week of august...

    How long does it take to hear back!!! :scared::unsure::inpain::bucktooth:o_O
     
    Dr. Stalker likes this.
  2. piii

    Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    2,041
    Likes Received:
    4,032
    Status:
    Medical Student
  3. WedgeDawg

    WedgeDawg not actually a dog
    Moderator Verified Expert 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    7,100
    Likes Received:
    11,073
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Calm down. Interviews continue going out until the spring. I didn't have an invite yet at this point either.
     
  4. gonnif

    gonnif Only 695 Days Until Next Presidential Election
    Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    17,929
    Likes Received:
    25,549
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Rule 1: Take a Breath

    The process of reviewing an application has many steps and often is not done in a linear manner.

    1) You submitted what the first week of August? Your completed secondaries? With a few to several thousand of applications, it might take sometime before they get to you. As far as I am concerned anyone who worries about an II before Oct 1st needs sedation

    2) They may pull out "outstanding" candidates, URMs, children of alumni, UGs from parent university, linked PB/SMP, usual feeder schools, etc. Some state schools look first at in state, others purposely OOS to find any with state connection or that may have strong ties to its mission. They may look at the first group to be read/scored/interviewed/decided, prior to dealing with next group of applications. This may be done at any point in the chain of tasks above. For example, the adcom may want to decided on who to II in the first group then seeing how many slots are left before they move on to next group.

    3) Many schools are still ramping up their full process. August is still a relatively off month with staff dealing with incoming class, faculty still away on summer, and what not. Some schools may not start adcom voting meetings until September. One admissions dean a few years ago made a comment saying something like "I dont even want to know about new applications until after Labor Day"
     
    #4 gonnif, Aug 21, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2015
    Goro and sovereign0 like this.
  5. ChrisMack390

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Messages:
    3,384
    Likes Received:
    4,501
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    This topic is nonsense until at least December.
     
    Goro likes this.
  6. sovereign0

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    649
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Beautiful. Mods and adcoms should be issued tranquilizer guns.
     
    Goro, avgn, mheard92 and 2 others like this.
  7. mrspecialist

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    160
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Don't worry, cry when its spring time next year :D
     
  8. gonnif

    gonnif Only 695 Days Until Next Presidential Election
    Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    17,929
    Likes Received:
    25,549
    Status:
    Non-Student
    It is why I used to keep a Valium Salt Lick in the student waiting area.
     
    sovereign0, mcatjelly, Goro and 2 others like this.
  9. Holmwood

    Holmwood WOW
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    1,800
    Likes Received:
    1,544
    I say continue building your app until the day of your acceptance. You never know when you'll need a reapp no matter how great your application may be.

    Can't do much about a neurotic personality other than to make it productive is my motto. : /

    I'm not sure if licking valium will get you buzzed in an appreciable amount of time, but I'm sure it'll be entertaining to watch.
     
  10. Hospitalized

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,942
    Likes Received:
    2,609
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    @Goro what's that quote?
     
  11. elgauchotejano

    elgauchotejano It's High Noon
    Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2014
    Messages:
    2,004
    Likes Received:
    1,305
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Tears of joy?
     
  12. TooMuchPressure

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    55
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    I'm in the same boat OP, minus the applying part. :nailbiting:
     
  13. mw18

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    943
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I had one interview invite by this time last year, and not even to my state schools until mid-October. And the higher tier schools, not until November - very late January.

    I've only been in med school two weeks but the best thing I can tell you for the admissions process and school is to only worry about being the best applicant/student you can be. Constant comparison to others (sdn or otherwise) is a recipe for disaster.
     
    Goro likes this.
  14. avgn

    avgn Lv 30, HP 85
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,804
    Likes Received:
    1,726
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Medical Student
    You're worried about interviews but you're not even applying? What?
     
  15. johnnytest

    johnnytest MS-2
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    647
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I waited 3 months for my first II. It was horrible.
     
  16. TooMuchPressure

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    55
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    ;)
     
  17. Goro

    Faculty 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    46,906
    Likes Received:
    66,308
    Status:
    Non-Student
    *sigh*

    Patience is a virtue, the need for instant gratification is not.

    Med schools get anywhere from 5000-14000 apps. Why do you think they'll put yours on the top of the pile???




     
  18. Okazaki Frag Grenade

    Okazaki Frag Grenade Long Live SnugSeal
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    2,399
    -
     
    #18 Okazaki Frag Grenade, Aug 22, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2015
    xyphr likes this.
  19. gonnif

    gonnif Only 695 Days Until Next Presidential Election
    Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    17,929
    Likes Received:
    25,549
    Status:
    Non-Student
    That I strongly concur with
     
    Goro likes this.
  20. avgn

    avgn Lv 30, HP 85
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,804
    Likes Received:
    1,726
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Not without Munchlax you aren't anymore YOU TRAITOR
     
    Okazaki Frag Grenade likes this.
  21. Okazaki Frag Grenade

    Okazaki Frag Grenade Long Live SnugSeal
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    2,399
    It wasn't getting me any interviews! But I'll try it again :)
     
  22. avgn

    avgn Lv 30, HP 85
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,804
    Likes Received:
    1,726
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Medical Student
    ....that is not how to become the best Trainer
     
    WedgeDawg likes this.

Share This Page