Just got off the phone with the medical school admissions chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and she told me some interesting stuff. (I called since I graduated in '96 and wanted to describe my situation.) The timing of interviews is not that important, even for rolling admissions (at least within the first few months sept-nov). She said that once they interview a certain number of people, then then the committee reviews many files at a later date for a final decision. So...she said if you interviewed in Sept. you may not receive a decision letter until December! (of course she said that it ultimately depends on the school, but that it was what she found to be a normal procedure.) I hope she is wrong because I just had my interview at UIC yesterday and felt satisfied with it. I would love to go there but I've heard that even a great interview may not grant you admission. (Who knows about this whole process? not rhetorical, respond if you feel the need to.) Anyway, I will be camping out in front of my mailbox until the 15th of October. Some may call the police, though, since I live in an apartment complex. On a side note: As for everyone else complaining that this SDN network is getting boring, understand that not everyone in this world has the charm, sense of humor, and personality that you all claim to have. It takes more than a line or two to make a person. I hope you don't judge your patients in the same way, i.e. on the first impression.