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Interviews/acceptance ratio

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by doctoresse, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. doctoresse

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    Hey all,

    I just wanted to have an idea of the number of acceptances compared to the number of interviews people have been getting. I started interviewing end of November and got 5 interviews in the last month but haven't heard back yet. I have 4 more interviews coming next month.I'm starting to be so anxious, please reassure me that this is a number good enough to get one acceptance out of this grueling process. Nobody should ever have to do this twice:scared:

    Thanks!! :laugh:
     
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  3. Wahina

    Wahina Senior Member
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    9 interviews, 3 acceptances, 2 waitlists, waiting to hear from 4
     
  4. minnie2240

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    9 Interviews, 2 acceptances, waiting to hear back from 5....I think with that many interviews, you have a pretty good shot of at least one acceptance.
     
  5. greendot

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    9 interviews, 6 acceptances, 1 waitlist, waiting on 2
     
  6. Rjuza333

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    4 interviews, 2 acceptances, 1 waitlist, waiting on 1. 12 schools applied to, turned down 1 interview.
     
  7. Rjuza333

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    I agree, with that many interviews I'm sure you'll get in. Some schools just take longer to get back to you.
     
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    18 applications, 8 interviews, 4 acceptances, 1 waitlist, 3 interviews haven't heard back from, 3 rejections, and 7 that haven't said anything
     
  9. Chopianista

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    9 applications total. Attended 4 interviews, which resulted in 3 acceptances and 1 waitlist. Turned down 3 interviews. Haven't heard from 2 other schools.
     
  10. TimmyTheWonderD

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    How many schools did you guys apply to????
     
  11. Ashanti Rock

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    15 applications, 9 interviews, turned down 2, been on 5, 1 acceptance, waiting on the other 4, and 2 more to go. Schools that have lost my application - 6.
     
  12. doctoresse

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    I had 18 applications.
     
  13. justskipee

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    applied to 27 schools, woo hoo, 7 interviews, 1 waitlist, 1 acceptance.
     
  14. Ashanti Rock

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    DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 27 schools, that's crazy!
     
  15. donnie_dlewis

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    Is ~20 the high end of the range for # of applications on average?
     
  16. WhatUpDoc!

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    1 interview/1 acceptance = 100% :thumbup: That's what I call a one shot one kill baby :cool:
     
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  17. Punisher

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    i want to kill myself after reading this thread. 3 interviews and 0 acceptances
     
  18. isobel

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    18 apps, 4 interviews, 1 acceptance, 1 waitlist, waiting on 2 others and hoping for more interviews.
     
  19. thegenius

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    Yea, I think someone should start a thread with the title "Who is the best candidate posting on SDN?"
     
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    10 interviews, 8 completed (6 by October 14). 5 waitlists, waiting for 3 decisions. No acceptances.
     
  21. Pepper1o1

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    Haha no kidding. After 23 applications: Have had 1 interview, and got one acceptance. 1 interview to go :)
     
  22. abcehmu

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    12 applications, 12 interviews granted, 1 interview declined, 4 acceptances, 1 waitlist, waiting on 6.
     
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    15 MD/PhD apps, 9 interviews (6 down, 3 to go), turned down 1 MD-only interview, 1 post-interview rejection :( , 1 MD-only acceptance, 6 schools that haven't said a word. Dear God I hope that's enough interviews for an MD/PhD acceptance.

    I don't know how much longer I can take the anxiety of waiting to hear back post-interview. Anyone else feel that way?
     
  24. tigress

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    I applied to 9 schools, had 5 interviews, 3 acceptances, 1 waitlist, and I will hear from the other school in January. But I picked mostly schools I had a chance at. The 3 I didn't have as much of a chance at didn't interview me, of course :p

    OP, I think with 9 interviews you have an awesome chance of getting in somewhere. Good luck. I hope you get some good news soon :luck:
     
  25. silas2642

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    One pre-secondary rejection (from Vandy), returned 6 secondaries, will have had 4 invites to interview, have gone to two so far, cancelled one, one acceptance, and one "we won't make a decision about until spring"
     
  26. happydays

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    13 apps. 8 interviews granted. Gone to 4, accepted by 3, on hold/deferred at 1. 4 more to go in Jan. :)
     
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    11 interview invites--attended 9, cancelled 1, and 1 more scheduled

    post-interview results: 3 acceptances, 1 rejection, 2 waitlists, waiting to hear from 3 schools
     
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    Obviously a future surgeon! :)
     
  29. Thundrstorm

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    15 MD/PhD apps, 9 interviews (6 down, 3 to go), turned down 1 MD-only interview, 1 post-interview rejection, 1 MD-only acceptance, 1 MSTP acceptance!, 6 schools that haven't said a word.


    :D
     
  30. BasesofHumanity

    BasesofHumanity Cardiology Rules, so far
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    Four MD interviews, 1 rejection, Two waitlist, One too early, 1 interview MD left, 1 MD/PhD just complete (awaiting interview). In conclusion, 4 interviews and 0 acceptance yet!
     
  31. somewhere2010

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  32. WhatUpDoc!

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    How'd you ever guess :eek: :laugh:
     
  33. keedz

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    Same for me!!
     
  34. TimmyTheWonderD

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    add me to this club! only 1 interview, but hey, that's all it takes, right? i now have 1 acceptance!!!!!
    congrats WhatUpDoc! :D
     
  35. IDforMe

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    9 apps:
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    2 pre-interview holds
    2 interviews/2 acceptances = 100%
    Waiting to hear from the other 3.

    I had a gut feeling going into this that if I got an interview I would be fine.
     
  36. DarkFark

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    10 interviews, 4 acceptances, 1 rejection, 5 waiting-to-hear.
     
  37. aspiringdoctor

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    I think this thread is really interesting, so here I am

    5 interviews invites
    did 4 interviews: 2 "on hold" post interviews, 2 waiting to hear, 0 acceptance so far
     
  38. MoosePilot

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    I went to three interviews. I was accepted to 2 of the schools and I'm waiting to hear from the third. I declined a number of interviews, if those are significant to you in some way, you could read my MDApp page.
     
  39. doctoresse

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    As the person who started this thread, I am happy to say that I finally got my first acceptance yesterday! I was started to be so anxious but now I can relax and cancel some interviews. "I'm gonna be a doctor!!"
    So my new stats are: 6 interviews attended, 3 interviews cancelled, 1 more interview to go to and 1 acceptance! :D
     
  40. Messerschmitts

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    Congrats Doctoresse!

    Me:
    24 applications
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    8 interview invites
    7 attended (1 declined)
    5 deferred decisions (technically not "waitlist" yet)
    2 accepted
     
  41. JulioFly

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    30 something secondaries (I'm a CA resident)
    9 interview invites
    9 interviews attended
    5 acceptances
    4 waitlisted
     
  42. zero2hero

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    19 Apps, 18 MD and 1 DO
    17 Secondaries
    9 Interview Invites, declined 4 after getting into one my top choices
    5 Interviews attended
    2 acceptances
    2 waitlists
    1 decision left
     
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    6 no decision post interview
     
  44. Wake2Wake7

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    1 Waitlist
    3 Post-Interview No-Decision-Yet Schools
    12 WTFs?
     
  45. MDhopeful023

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    MD profile

    25 primary
    12 secondaries filled
    4 interview invites
    3 post secondary rejections. 5 waiting (where are you schools?)
    waiting decisions on 3, 1 interview left to go

    DO profile

    4 primary
    3 secondaries filled
    3 interview invites
    1 acceptance
    canceling 1 interview, 1 interview February
     
  46. ChocolateKiss

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    9 interviews (no rejections, still waiting on the other 2)
    1 acceptance
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    7 still waiting post-interview (1 rolling, 6 non-rolling)
     
  47. USArmyDoc

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    Holy crap you guys have ALOT of interviews!!
     
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    4 acceptances
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    3 interviews, 2 acceptances, waiting on 1. Pretty average.
     
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    18 applications, 3 interviews, 2 waitlists, 1 awaiting decision....ohh Santa where WERE you this Christmas???!!!
     
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