Why would you say Harvard's otolaryngology program is among the most competitive? Is that because of its name?Originally posted by ORL applicant
Which otolaryngology programs are the most competitive? Some are obvious (e.g. Harvard) but others are not.
I can't comment on USF or UKY, but Kansas is a strong program...really strong. It doesn't have much of an academic name, but those guys cut, man. A lot of strong cutting.Originally posted by Ernest T. Bass
Could anyone with any knowledge whatsoever comment on the ENT programs at south florida, lexington KY, kansas city. I'm interested in areas of strength, call schedule, work load, resident attitudes and personalities. Thanks.
Take otomatch.com with a grain of salt. I wouldn't consider that poll of board scores very active, especially if the average board score of someone accepted was 233 last year.Originally posted by jjackis
What really helps are AOA (about half who matched were) and board scores (1/3 had scores higher than 250), but never sell yourself short, even if you have neither.
Originally posted by Ernest T. Bass
I have the feeling that most of the interviews get offered early in the process. From talking to others that have matched in the past, it doesn't seem as if many more interviews should be expected.
Notice that all the confirmatory letters gave dates for informing you about interviews as being late oct to mid nov. All of my interviews were offered before the deadline. I believe that as the deadline approaches, the chance of rejection grows greater.
Do others think this is true?
Be very attentive when you attend that interview at Duke. My chair flat out refused to endorse my consideration of even applying there.Originally posted by durphy
So we know who is and isn't contacting applicants, can you tell us who you've heard from already? I've gotten interviews at Loyola, Penn, and Duke. One rejection from the Pitt+Peds program.
Originally posted by DuneHog
Whew! - I'm feeling a little more relieved now. I now have a total of 10 interviews, but I've only been able to schedule 9 because of date conflicts.
My first is coming up in a few days. Any words of advice for preparation? I was planning on reviewing my application, reading about the program and trying to come up with some specific questions for the faculty and residents.
For those of you that have interviewed for ENT:
- Are there any programs that are infamous for pimping you or making you tie knots etc?
- Did it seem like most faculty members just sat down and tried to have a conversations with you, or did it seem like you got a lot of standard interview questions, like: "What is your greatest strength/weakness", "Tell me about a time when you made a mistake, and how you handled it" etc.
I heard from UIC and Iowa pretty early. My colleague heard from Miami early as well.Originally posted by invertpapilloma
I can tell you so far where I've heard from:
am still waiting for a reply from:
Is this pretty much the same as everyone else?