I have missed a few interview dinners because of other interviews or traveling issues. I feel bad about not going but in some cases it unavoidable. How important do you guys think these dinners are? Do they affect the rank list? I know that one program I recently interviewed at said that residents have a say in the rank list. Since I missed the dinner I had less opportunity to meet and greet everybody. I definitly felt my chances there were close to zero. It is also hard to find out the nitty gritty details about the program if you miss the dinner. Is anybody else forced to miss dinners? Would you possibly cancel another interview just to make to a dinner at your dream program?