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Interview without sending secondary material?!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jmejia1, Dec 15, 2001.

  1. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    I recieved an interview offer without sending my letters or rec. or anything else aside from my primary to a specific school. I decided a long time ago not to send my secondary fee and other material to the school since it was just another cost and work I didn't wish to do. Has this happened to anyone else? The school wasn't Univ. of Pitt nor UCI. I know you guys might be eager to know which school it was but I wouldn't want a gunner calling the school to complain and some how the school narrowing the leak to a certain amount of students, including me.

    The school is decent, not a big name. I 'm wondering if they are desparetly seeking more applicants or if they read over my AMCAS and liked what they saw. This year is such a weird year!
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  3. scottie

    scottie Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 26, 2001
    The same thing happened to me with Indiana.
  4. locitamd

    locitamd Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2001
    It did happen to me at Pitt, and that's been the only interview I've gotten so far. I'm glad at least I got that, because without it, I would truly be psychotic at this point.

    It does leave me to question though how badly I could have screwed up my other secondary applications that I've heard nothing from anybody else at all.

    Good luck with your interview.
  5. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92' 7+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    Do you know anyone at UCI who has interviewed without turning in a secondary? Due to the way you phrased it, it seems as though Pitt and UCI have been giving out interviews without secondaries. I know this is true with Pitt. But, I highly highly doubt UCI is doing this. No UC gives interviews without recieving secondaries.
  6. Coalboy

    Coalboy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2001
    East Providence, RI
    I got my secondary and interview requests from UAB at the same time.
  7. chef

    chef Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2001
    vanderbilt does this also
  8. Coalboy

    Coalboy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2001
    East Providence, RI
    Maybe it's just for Baltimore applicants.
  9. community

    community Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 16, 2001
    New York/New Jersey
    Temple, Pitt, and Howard do this as well.
  10. falafel

    falafel Junior Member

    Dec 14, 2001
    U Mich. offered me an interview invite without a secondary. Is this a common practice (inviting for interviews without a secondary??) Do those of you who were extended invites this way have pretty stellar stats? What is it about an applicant that warrants this "bucking" the traditional system?
  11. Badgerbabe

    Badgerbabe Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Madison, WI
    UW Madison does this too - I had my app complete at my interview, but was surprised to find out that this is a regular practice of theirs.
  12. Sprockette

    Sprockette Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    I have recieved two of my three interview invites so far without having completed the respective secondaries. I would definitely not say my stats are "stellar," but they are not terrible, either. I do get the feeling, though, that when schools do this, they are basing the invite mainly on numbers, because both of the interviews I got this way came right after the schools received my august MCAT scores.

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