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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by hopefulstudent1, Oct 29, 2014.

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  1. hopefulstudent1

    hopefulstudent1 2+ Year Member

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    Is it a bad sign if I've been rejected by two schools already and haven't received any interview invites?
     
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  3. demystifie

    demystifie 2+ Year Member

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    When were you complete?
     
  4. Imrizzle

    Imrizzle 5+ Year Member

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    Mind sharing stats as well? Could they be low sub 3.0 or any DAT section below 16 17?
     
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  5. Imrizzle

    Imrizzle 5+ Year Member

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    Crap ignore that i am in the wrong forum. Phone isnt letting me delete that...ha...sry cant help ya.. good luck....XD
     
  6. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Depends on the total number of schools you've applied to.
     
  7. hopefulstudent1

    hopefulstudent1 2+ Year Member

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    I applied to 15 and I was complete at all schools by the end of august/early september.
     
  8. AlphaKY1

    AlphaKY1 2+ Year Member

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    This depends on tier of schools and your stats. Too little information, right now.
     
  9. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    I honestly wouldn't be concerned till after thanksgiving.
     
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  10. stigus

    stigus 5+ Year Member

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    best be movin' along now, we ain't likin' your kind here...

    Yea, but I feel it's slowly getting to the point that Goro's 15% statement is becoming more evident now.
     
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  11. johnnytest

    johnnytest MS-2 2+ Year Member

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    What was the 15% statement?
     
  12. AspiringERMD

    AspiringERMD 2+ Year Member

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    Goro said weeks ago that at most schools, only about 15% of IIs remain to be given out. By now it's probably like 5%.
     
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  13. Zelda840

    Zelda840 2+ Year Member

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    Depends on a lot of factors, I think. Your stats, when you were complete, the # and type of schools you applied to, etc. For me the fastest rejections came from state schools where I was OOS. If you're getting rejections from those types of schools, I think it's to be expected. You're taking a pretty big risk applying to those schools to begin with. If, however, you've been straight up rejected from lower-tier private schools, it might be a sign that there's something wrong with your app/LOR.
     
  14. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Only two rejections out of 15 doesn't seem that alarming. @Zelda840 guidelines seem reasonable to use for putting those results into better perspective.
     
  15. Holmwood

    Holmwood WOW 2+ Year Member

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    Um... I can't find anything like that from Goro's past posts.

    The best I could find was that schools typically interview 10-20% of applicants.
     
  16. AspiringERMD

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    Perhaps I'm getting confused as to which adcom said that 85% of IIs had gone out already. Either way, Goro concurred.
     
  17. stigus

    stigus 5+ Year Member

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    check out the most recent page on the "Ask an adcom anything" thread. Goro responds to someone where he states that his MD adcom colleagues have more or less said the same thing

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/another-adcom-ask-me-almost-anything.1055932/page-29
     
  18. Holmwood

    Holmwood WOW 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks. I would agree that most interview invites should have already been sent out, considering the fact that most applicants should have already sent in their secondaries already. To say that there are only 15% of interview invites left is... not something I would preach as fact though. It depends on the school as some are non-rolling and some are slow-rolling.
     
  19. MedSchoolBarbie

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    Don't go too crazy. I am by no means a stellar applicant and got my 5th rejection today. I also got my first acceptance today. I've only gotten 2 IIs. It ain't over till it's over.
     
  20. katefromlost

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    I had one rejection in mid July and was accepted on 10/15
     
  21. JimmyB123

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    I think he meant DO schools.
     
  22. AspiringERMD

    AspiringERMD 2+ Year Member

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    I'm almost positive he didn't, especially seeing as the DO cycle runs much longer. Plus, I would imagine he would specify if he were posting in the pre-allo forums.
     
  23. Camerla

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    I believe it was gyngyn who said that most of the interviews had gone out, and Goro said that wasn't the case for his school. Could be wrong!
     
  24. jurisburger

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    Yes I believe that was the case. Also, gyngyn is from MD school whereas Goro is from DO.
     
  25. salemstein

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    15%? 5%? I thought only 1% of the II spots remained, oh well. Did I scare u? Point is, it depends on the school. lower-tier schools tend to get more applicants, so their process of sending out IIs are slower- you still have more than a chance. OTOH for example NYU I heard ends their Interviews in Dec, so their IIs end much earlier.... uh oh. http://school.med.nyu.edu/admissions/how-apply
     

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