2003doc

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Hi gang-
Got my first 3 categorical surgery interview invitations since Friday- I'm very excited about it. They all gave me a few dates to choose from and asked for me to respond ASAP. I definitely want to go to all of them; I am confused, however, about what is the best way to go about scheduling them. For example, I applied to a few in North Carolina which is at least 10-12 hours from where I live; if I could hit a few on the same trip, that'd be great; I could really use to save a few bucks. Should I wait to hear from some more places before setting up a specific date? In the meantime, is it appropriate to e-mail something back along of the lines of, "Thank you, I am looking forward to interviewing, and will let you know the best date as soon as my schedule permits." What do you guys think? Any other helpful hints about scheduling/setting up interviews?

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triathlete411

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I am having the same problem. I received two interview invitations, one on the west coast and one on the east coast. I went ahead and scheduled interviews with each of them, but I don't know how I am going to schedule other interviews, assuming I get a few more. I wonder how flexible these programs are - will they let me rearrange my interview dates if get other invites nearby but for different dates?
 

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It is completely appropriate to ask places what their interview days are ahead of time even before you hear back on your interview. These are established well in advance (at least here - our first day is November 3). Many of the larger programs do not usually do interviews outside of their given days I don't think, it just gets logistically hard to do for them & arrange people to interview you.
 
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