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Interviewing late, any benefits?

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by DOCTORSAIB, Dec 14, 2005.


    DOCTORSAIB Ophtho or bust!
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    Dec 15, 2000
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    I'm wondering if any of you guys decided to interview late in hopes of improving your chances of matching. I read Iserson's Getting Into A Residency book and it recommends picking the last interview date available. He argues that this improves your chances b/c you'll interview right before the dept. puts together their rank list and so your interviewers are more likely to remember you and rank you higher.

    Any thoughts?
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  3. I think that makes sense, especially if programs wait until after the last date to make their rank list. You're "fresh" in their minds.

    But I think it depends on how the program does things. I've heard from other programs who rank after each interview day that interviewing in the middle is "better," because if you interview too early they are hesitant to rank you too high, and if you interview late you have to compete against the established "favorites."

    Regardless, we're almost done! :clap:


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