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relation between age & interview

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by headsup, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. headsup

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    Age ------------#inter. granted/#total applied
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    age <= 21----->

    21<age<=25--->

    25<age<=30 -->2/10

    age>30------->
     
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  3. howui3

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    i assume there is a question somewhere in here.....

    but i read it 3 times and still confused. :scared:
     
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    Age ------------#inter. granted/#total applied
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    age <= 21----->

    21<age<=25---> 5/5

    25<age<=30 --> 2/10

    age>30------->



    Did I do this right????


    And I turn 22 on December 7...what a significant beginning of a month!
     
  5. r0entgen

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    Age ------------#inter. granted/#total applied
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    age <= 21-----> 4/5, still waiting on nyu

    21<age<=25--->

    25<age<=30 -->

    age>30------->

    by the way, i doubt there's much of a relation. if one has excellent stats, i doubt they'll be rejected cuz of a younger/older age. likewise, if one's stats are poor, i doubt a young/older age will benefit them.
     
  6. headsup

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    true, but if two people have the same stats, but different ages, that might affect one , so I am trying to see the overall distribution, specially since on SDN most of the people have above average stats...
     
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    so find your age range please, and then input the interviews that you have recieved so far over(/) total number of schools you applied...please...
     
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    i doubt it...and no one is going to have EXACTLY the same qualifications. there are so many factors. gpa, dat, extracurricular, leadership, volunteer work, shadowing experience, etc.

    how can someone have the exact same "stats"?
     
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    this is also true, but this is only a simple model... also if alot of people participate, then the variance due to other factors can be ignored. Basically if we get alot of responses, the ups and lows of the DAT, GPA, Extcur.. and the rest will be balanced with each othe so each range group will have almost an equal average qualities compared to other age groups, but to get there a lot of data should be used, thats what I hoping for... and also thanks for participation...
     
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    Age ------------#in1er. gran!ed#total appli3d
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    age <% B1----->

    2L<age<&=25---> S/5

    2S<age<=!30 -->

    age#E0------->
     
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    you aren't going to be getting this info if you are sampling like this. first of all, the people on sdn do NOT represent the total pool of dental applicants. second of all, i don't see how asking people to list how many interviews they got helps because not everyone applied to the same schools.

    for example: applying to the 3 easiest schools and getting interviews in all three (3/3) vs. applying to the 3 hardest schools and getting 0 interviews (0/3). this really tells us nothing. anyway, carry on.
     
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    The majority of the applicants are usually skewed towards the younger ages. I think the average age of a dental student was around 24. There is no correlation age and the number of interviews a person gets. There are only a handful of people 30+ years of age, while the majority is younger than 30, that will be interviewing. Just because there are so many young applicants, it will look as if being young has an advantage. In this experiment, you cannot just close your eyes to a persons grades and achievements because they are significant factors that play into the adcoms decision making process. If you want a truly valid experiment. Take two people with the exact same scores and achievements (but with different ages) and see how they stack up in the interview process. Only then can you attribute the decisions the adcom's make to the age of the applicant.
     
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    Again you are right, but again, and like i said, its a simplified version,,, nothing is going to be exact... so about the fact that SDN represents a sample of the national pool and it's not representative: it's true, but at the same time this is the only aplicant pool that i have to compare myself to...
    about the distributaion of ages, you are right, bu let me give you an example:
    lets say we get 150 people in the first range, 95 people in the second range, and 25 in the forth and 10 in the last(above 30)... then you can take the % of interviews granted to the total in each group and have an approximate value for each range,
    so it will not be about the number of people in each range, it will be about the total end result % of the interviews granted to the total demand in each age range....
    but you are absolutely right about the fact that no two individuals are going to be alike, but to get a sample of a society you wont be able to compare people one to one, so people use the simplest models and then build upon that.... hope it makes sense...
     
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    nope. it still doesn't make sense. if you know this is an inaccurate model, why would you be willing to use it to compare yourself with? the results will be just as inaccurate as the model itself is.
     
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    Say what you will, but there is NO correlation between age and the number of interviews an applicant will receive. If you think that you can say that you will get the same percentage of interviews as the people in your age group, you are wrong and may give you a false impression of how you'd really do in the application process. If you want advice, why not post your stats and we'll be able to better tell you where you stand. :)
     
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    Age ------------#inter. granted/#total applied
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    age <= 21----->

    21<age<=25--->

    25<age<=30 -->6/10

    age>30------->
     
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    Sure if you think it's possible to tell where i stand by looking at my stats, please help me out;
    DAT: 21/23/20 (AA/TS/PA)
    GPA; 3.54
    science: 3.61
    application mailed sep 26th
     
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    so far:

    Age ------------#inter. granted/#total applied
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    age <= 21-----> 4/5

    21<age<=25---> 5/5

    25<age<=30 --> 2/10, 6/10

    age>30------->
     
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    these correspond to the following %:

    Age ------------#inter. granted/#total applied
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    age <= 21-----> 4/5 (80%)

    21<age<=25---> 5/5 (100%)

    25<age<=30 --> 2/10, 6/10 (40%)

    age>30-------> (0)
     

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