Basically this. I had a fairly heavy interview load, and ended up attending 7 total. Didn't get in anywhere until traffic day, and I regret zero of those interviews. What if the one I'd skipped had been my only in?I'd attend every interview you can until you get an acceptance. Only then would I start cutting interviews and withdrawing.
Congrats!!**please don't quote**
I've been very fortunate to receive 13 interviews so far in this cycle. I'm very grateful for these opportunities and don't want this to come off the wrong way. However, I am struggling with finding the time and finances to schedule all of them. I know the general wisdom is 3 interviews = 1 acceptance. For those of you who received a large number of interviews, did you attend all of them? If you didn't, how did you decide which ones to attend?
take stock of your strengths and weaknesses. Are you a confident, likeable person who can communicate effectively? If so, you may be able to trim some of those interviews. If not, go to every single one until you get an offer.
Are these a mix of MD/DO? DO schools make offers shortly after interviews, so you could have one soon. MD schools don't start till october 15th i believe, so that kinda sucks.
Where do the 1.1-1.4% of students who attended zero interviews come from? Are these people who came in through BS/MD or SMPs with guaranteed enrollment or something along those lines?Just for comparison, about 20% of all matriculants were invited and attended a single interview
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I would think so; they represent under 400 individuals of the 20,000+ in the applicant pool.Where do the 1.1-1.4% of students who attended zero interviews come from? Are these people who came in through BS/MD or SMPs with guaranteed enrollment or something along those lines?
Eh. I declined one today. Probably going to decline a few more as it gets closer/past Oct. 15.Attend every one you can. Be realistic about your school list though and your chances at each school. I wound up going on 11 interviews in my cycle. It was exhausting but what if none of the first ten schools offered me a seat.