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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by NeuralNetwork, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. NeuralNetwork

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    I’ve been a bit anxious lately as I see many interview invites going out, but I have yet to receive one. I have been complete at half of my schools from June to mid-July (mostly around July 5-12). The other half of my schools were steadily marked complete from mid-July up until yesterday. What worries me is that most of the interview invites being extended are from schools I was complete at in the earlier part of my applications (June-mid July). Is it common to get invites later on despite people with similar scores getting those early invites?
     
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    Yes. Usually only the very competitive applicants receive invites this early in the game. If it's Nov/Dec and you still haven't heard anything then I think it's safe to start worrying. Even then applicants have historically received invites as late as March and eventually gone on to receive acceptances.
     
  4. Donnie1310

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    Last year my first invite came in September, and my last in January. Sit tight, it's a long road.
     
  5. NeuralNetwork

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    Were you complete early as well?
     
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    I really liked this advice from one of the school-specific threads so I'm posting it here:

     
  7. Donnie1310

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    Yeah. And as the post minerva quoted hints at, they don't just read your app once and toss it into a "maybe" pile if you don't blow them away with an initial read.

    Some schools don't even START handing out interviews until September. Worrying about this is pointless for a few more months, I promise you.
     
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    Thanks for your help everyone!
     
  9. Geekchick921

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    What? Really? It's only the 9th of August!

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  10. Well everyone always emphasizes applying early and I have to say that getting that first invite really took a load off my mind. I kept worrying about if I had a typo or if my ECs were not good enough to be selected for interview which is really silly, but it's difficult to avoid.
     
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    Yea, I have to agree. It was irrational but natural. That first one really changed a lot for me, too. Hang in there, OP.
     

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