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Re applicant waitlisted before

Discussion in 'Re-Applicants [ MD / DO ]' started by meetsub, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. meetsub

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    How are re-applicants that were waitlisted before at a med school that rejects viewed.
     
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    Through a very dark glass if they haven't fixed what put them into the rejected pile.
     
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    It will vary by school and state.
    We don't usually re-interview.
     
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    @gyngyn @Goro Just to be clear, if I was wait-listed on the 'top third' at two different schools (which is true), my chances for the next cycle at those schools have declined? (I've personally improved my application rather sufficiently, I think, but even assuming this wasn't the case.)
     
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    It depends on the school and their pool.
    They assess whether the new pool has sufficient quality candidates to exceed the number needed to fill without re-sampling the old pool.
     
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    It would also depend upon how many apps the receive, and the quality of those candidates.

    Plus how you've remedied the deficits that landed you on the wait-list.


     
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    This is true.

    We screen so hard that the only potential deficit is something revealed in the interview.
    This is why we don't re-interview.
    The odds that poor communication, motivation or interpersonal skills will improve in a year is pretty low...
     
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    Iiiinteresting. I appreciate the insight.
     
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