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How many places are people going to interview at/are shooting to interview at?

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by beezar, Dec 4, 2002.

  1. beezar

    beezar Senior Member
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    Jan 31, 2002
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    With the competitiveness of anesthesia, how many places are you all looking to interview at? I asked my dean this and he said that he frankly didn't know considering the change in # of applicants this year.

    Me, I'm thinking of interviewing at around 15. Not including those pain in the ass prelim/transitional spots...
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  3. gas-x

    gas-x Senior Member
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    May 29, 2002
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    i'm heading off to about 14-15 interviews too. within that i have about 5 pre-lim/trans interviews. so i guess that's about right. at least i hope so. if figured, if i visit 9 programs and don't match, it's probably a sign for me to do something else!
  4. redtape

    redtape Junior Member

    Nov 7, 2002
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    Twelve is my breaking point. After visiting three in one week, I think I will go insane if I push it any further.

    As for prelim, my dean told me 6-9 interviews is good enough.
  5. sechen

    sechen Member
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    Oct 13, 2002
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    hi guys,

    i am so tired after doing 4 interviews in 6 days. i was about to sleep on today's interview. i plan on doing 14 anes interviews but not sure if i will fatigue out by january. i really wish that anes is an early match so i can plan my intern year interview accordingly. the thank you letters are pilling up. good luck everyone.
  6. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus
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    Feb 26, 1999
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    Attending Physician
    I am doing 11 anesth, 5 IM prelim & 1 surg prelim. I had quite a few more, but I declined them. My application yielded far more invitations than it was possible for me to afford or want to accept.

    I applied to 25 anesth & several IM & surg prelim programs. In anesth, I was invited to 16, rejected by 4 and still don't know about 5...and plan to decline them if they ever do offer. I was very fortunate that I was able to secure so many invitations to such quality programs.

    I hope that all of you were equally successful!
  7. Ca. Dreamin'

    Ca. Dreamin' Member
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    Nov 11, 2002
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    I think I am doing 10-11 Anesthesia interviews and then I am doing 6 or 7 for prelim surgery spots. My dean felt that if you do 6-8 or so interviews that you will have nothing to worry about even in the newly competative environment. This experience is painful and expensive but it is coming to an end soon.:clap:

    Ca. Dreamin'
  8. Just wondering, but are programs still paying for interview costs?
    Last year there were still a few programs willing to reimburse travel costs and pay for hotels....
    Northwestern (hotel)
    Yale (hotel)
    CCF (hotel)
    WashU (travel + hotel)
    Dartmouth (travel + hotel)
    UConn (travel)
    SLU (travel + hotel)
    MMC (hotel)

    Just curious...


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