"Second look, second look, second look" - This is what I keep hearing from residents and faculty at most of the places I visit. Granted, the super high-powered places tend to push this "opportunity" a little less than most, but at the vast majority of places I've been to, the staff just can't shut up about the second look. I almost get the impression that it's sort of an unofficial requirement for being ranked. And lot's of applicants I talk to feel this way too. This pisses me off a little. The interview process is already ridiculously expensive and time consuming. I also think it's possible to get a decent "feel" for a program from one visit. If I were to go on a "second look" it wouldn't be for the purpose of getting a second look. It would be because I feel obliged to make this kind of sincerity deposit so as not to be bumped down the list. Of course all the programs offer the disclaimer: "the second look won't affect your rank order". But do we believe that? Opinions would be apprecieated. Thanks.