Interview Timing

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by doctoritis, Sep 22, 2014.

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  1. doctoritis

    doctoritis 2+ Year Member

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    Does the timing of when you schedule your interview effect how you will be ranked for IM programs?
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2014
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  3. gutonc

    gutonc No Meat, No Treat SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

    There is absolutely no way that it will effect it. It might affect it though.

    But that's a different question now, isn't it?
     
  4. doctoritis

    doctoritis 2+ Year Member

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    Fair enough, the question stands. Does anyone know?
     
  5. disorder

    disorder isrdero 7+ Year Member

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    yes... no... maybe...

    pro tip- if you care about the place, make it interview 5-6. that way, you're seasoned but not burnt out yet. believe me, both matters.
     
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  6. johndoe3344

    johndoe3344 7+ Year Member

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    FWIW I matched my #2 at a (top 10) place that I didn't stick around for the post-interview gathering, didn't attend the pre-interview dinner, didn't get first wave invites, didn't interview until late January, and didn't get a response to my "thank you" note.

    But n=1. I do agree with making an interview you care about right in the middle, more so that you don't burn out, than trying to gain any (in)tangible benefits on ranking.
     

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