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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by justin_od, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. justin_od

    justin_od Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    on hold interview list? Is that good? I know it is better than an outright rejection, but what are my chances? Thanks for the advice.
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  3. nray

    nray Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Justin I am on hold for an interview at two places, and basically it is a rejection from my understanding. A very small percentage of those people actually get interviewed. Think about it this way, if a school interviews say 500-800 people they may make offers to half of them and then some are put in a wait list. Then as people start picking schools and go elsewhere, the school pulls people off the wait list to extend an offer to. If the school has a ton of people decide not to go to that particular school then they may go to the hold for interview people. Very unlikely, my understanding is maybe a 1% chance you get an interview.
  4. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    And now for the optimism:

    People have told me that on, people have interviewed after they were put on hold. So it can happen, it just depends on the particular applications each year. I got put on a pre-interview hold for albany today, and I think there's still a chance. It's better than a rejection.

    mis dos centavos
  5. metsn02

    metsn02 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    What up bro? I too was placed on interview hold status at Penn State in mid January. My stats are average across the board (27Q/3.7cum/3.5science) so I have the feeling that I have been put on hold at alot of the schools I have applied at so far. I've had two interviews so far, but no word yet on acceptance or rejection. Keep hope alive. Peace
  6. nray

    nray Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Los Angeles
    True there is always hope and it is better than a rejection, but I would rather just take it as a rejection and possibly hope for a nice surprise later :) .
  7. HOSS

    HOSS Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2001
    I interviewed at Penn State and got put on the hold list. What are my chances?
  8. ewells

    ewells Big Daddy 7+ Year Member

    Hoss, at our lunch they said they accept about 430 to get 125. To me that sounds like being on the waitlist is a good sign. I got my acceptance a couple of weeks ago and am about 90% sure that is where I am going to go (if a can get my son away from my in-laws). Hope I see you there.
  9. venez

    venez Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    for all of you granted interviews at penn state, what were your GPA/MCAT numbers--if you do not mind sharing. this is my dream med school--when i get around to taking the mcat, i am going to apply early decision. thanks!
  10. dukee

    dukee Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2002
    Hi guys. I was granted an interview at Penn state. I am preparing for it right now...which means not doing that much, but reading a little about the schools and finding out as much as I can about. My stats are 3.74cum, 3.66 science, 10B, 11V, S writing, and a 7 verbal. May I ask you why is penn state your dream school? What do you like about the school?

  11. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2001
    Bronx, NY
    I was offered an interview at Penn State as a PA resident with a 3.56 from JHU and a 30 MCAT (9v,11p,10b). I withdrew from the school prior to my interview though as I had already been offered an acceptance at another state school.

    I've heard from my friends who interviewed there that while the hospital is decent, the school and the area are less than desirable. There isn't much to do in the area except visit the chocolate factory and Penn State pushes for both primary care and rural medicine. I don't mind the first, but I'm a very urban person and the rurality of the school really turned me off. I'm sorry to be such a downer on the thread, I just wanted to let the poster who stated it was his first choice know what he was getting into.
  12. praying mantis

    praying mantis Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2000
    I was also granted an interview to Penn State. 3.5 GPA, 12V 9PS 9BS S-writing. I am out of state and really don't much about the school. This thread is very helpful!
  13. for the 2000-2001 application cycle I was invited for an interview at PSU 2 weeks after my application was complete. 9V 10P 10B MCAT, Maryland resident, 3.62 from U Maryland undergrad, 4.0 grad for UMAB. Interview went well, but was placed on hold 6 weeks later. Ended up happily at Tufts in beautiful Boston Mass. Hershey was a very pretty and safe area, but a bit too rural for my taste, like Dr. Kermit said.

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