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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Ricky, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. Ricky

    Ricky Junior Member

    Jun 1, 2002
    As a 2003 applicant I am not familiar with the interview schedules and was wondering if anyone knows if December is generally a big month for interviews?
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  3. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Interviews begin in September and generally run through May...some schools even later.

    Interviewing before Jan 1 is ususally a pretty good sign. Interviewing earlier is a very good sign. Interviewing later is not as good, but it doesn't mean you cannot get in.

    One admissions director told me that by February, 95% of the class is filled and they are interviewing for the last 5% and wait lists.

    If you are early in the interview schedule, they are more likely to take a "mediocre" applicant, whereas later in the interview schedule, you need to really shine in order to be placed in that last 5%.

    The more open spots they have, the better your shot at getting in.

    Good luck.

  4. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    My school started interviewing in mid-October.
  5. Fenrezz

    Fenrezz AT Stills Worst Nightmare 7+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Ft. Tulsadale
    JPHazelton hit it on the head. All of my interviews were in March and despite having competitive qualifications, I was waitlisted at each school. One my interviewers even told me that had I been there in October or November, I would have had a much better chance of acceptance than I did in March.

    Get your files completed as soon as possible! You'll be glad that you did.

    Good luck!
  6. Fenrezz

    Fenrezz AT Stills Worst Nightmare 7+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Ft. Tulsadale
    By the way, DrMom, has anyone ever told you that you look exactly like the mom from Malcolm in the Middle? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
  7. Careofme

    Careofme Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Planet Earth
    Also, sometimes schools which are supposed to be affiliated with the state (but not state schools -i.e. they only accept mostly in-state residents) will need out-of-state applicants in the final months of the interview process. You then have another shot at getting in if you're applying out of state, etc.


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