1. Visit this thread to beta-test StudySchedule.org. StudySchedule is a free nonprofit site that builds dynamic MCAT study schedules unique for your needs and timeline.
  2. It’s Test Prep Week! Visit the Test Prep Forums to learn about test prep products and services, ask questions in test-related AMA threads, take advantage of exclusive SDN member discounts, and enter to win free stuff!
Hey, Guest, do you know how much will it cost you to apply to medical school? Check out SDN's Medical School Application Cost Calculator and plan your budget.
Whether you’re preparing for the USMLE, COMLEX, NBDE or APMLE, Test Prep Week Exhibitors can help you ace your boards!

How many days a week do adcoms usually meet?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by EthylMethylMan, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. EthylMethylMan

    EthylMethylMan 5+ Year Member

    May 19, 2012
    I'm expecting an admissions decision within the week; I've gone full psychotic and basically need anything to quell my suspense. I know this would probably vary from school to school, but is it usually a Monday-through-Friday kinda gig during interview season?
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. SouthernSurgeon

    SouthernSurgeon Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    gumdrops, BurberryDoc and Microglia like this.
  4. Microglia

    Microglia 2+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Highly variable. Can be as many as 4 or as few as 0.

    I got an acceptance on Sunday at 4 AM once so who knows whether adcoms are even people, could all be cyborgs nowadays..
    gumdrops likes this.
  5. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Meetings that result in actual admission decisions?? Once or twice a month.
  6. EthylMethylMan

    EthylMethylMan 5+ Year Member

    May 19, 2012
    So basically if I noticed that a bunch of people got acceptances from a school this week, and I didn't get any word from them I'm boned until two to four weeks from now?
  7. darkjedi

    darkjedi how did this get here I am not good with computer 7+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    best way to check is to see their history in the past few months and last year. The SDN school specific threads are really good resources for that if you are willing to spend the time to look through them.
    LizzyM likes this.
  8. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Great advice! Every school is different but we're pretty busy people with research, administration, teaching & patient care. It is tough to get us in a room to make decisions. Even then, the adminsitrative "stuff" that needs to happen to translate the decision into a message that reaches the applicant takes some time, too, so it could be that the back office stuff is going to take a few days for the pool of newly admitted applicants.
    And, I'll admit to you, sometimes an interviewer is pokey in submitting a commentary and an applicant's decision can end up delayed 6 weeks. That makes me mad!
    Microglia and darkjedi like this.
  9. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Same here.
  10. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Twice a month here.
  11. SN12357

    SN12357 2+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    This is one of those questions that simply varies too much from school to school.

    I agree with the advice to comb through previous years threads for a school if you're desperate for information. On the other hand if you can stop yourself, maybe that's better...I definitely inferred things from those threads that in retrospect I could have spared myself the effort and been happier not knowing ahead of time. Namely successful prediction of waitlists and rejections.
  12. Goro

    Goro Account on Hold Account on Hold 7+ Year Member

    Ditto. And even if you're waitlisted, there still hope.


Share This Page