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How Many Interviews Do You Need...?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by PAGuyana, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. PAGuyana

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    in order to feel confident that you will be accepted by a school? Just an opinion question.
     
  2. chiz2kul

    chiz2kul t.roll.ed for Banning
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    As many as you can go to.
     
  3. Chemist0157

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    Depends on at which schools you're interviewing. Statistically, many schools accept half the people they interview. But don't feel like you'll squeek in because your "chances" are good. I didn't feel confident about an acceptance until I actually got the phone call. Theoretically, you could get an interview at every U.S. school and still get no acceptance; there's a lot of anecdotal evidence around here about people who got 10 interviews and 10 waitlists, eventually no acceptances.

    Many interviews =/= acceptance

    However, in my mind, I was feeling pretty good once I had 5 interviews at schools where I felt like I was a strong competitor.
     
  4. lainapox

    lainapox A little crazypants
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    It depends on your personality (how paranoid, anxious, confident, arrogant, level-headed, insecure, etc you are), your qualifications, where you applied, how you interview...

    There is no universal answer.
     
  5. Kaustikos

    Kaustikos Archerize It
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    (Number of Interviews/Number of schools applied) * (100 - ( luck + chance) + 0.50 interview skills)) = chances of acceptance
     
  6. guestdoc

    guestdoc School Again X 2
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    I'd say about 6 or 7 interviews at some places that you feel confident about getting into--that'd be a good situation. :luck::luck::luck::luck:
     
  7. cubssox2000

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    Over 9000. Lol

    But seriously, you need as many as get offered to you until you get an acceptance.
     
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