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Hey everyone,

Got a quick question I couldn't really find an answer to when I searched the forum. I have a residency interview scheduled on December 12th. I am not too interested in going there - as I am more interested in other programs. Do you all think 6 days is too short of notice to cancel an interview? I just don't want to be rude or get a bad rep for it.

Thanks for your help!
 

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Hey everyone,

Got a quick question I couldn't really find an answer to when I searched the forum. I have a residency interview scheduled on December 12th. I am not too interested in going there - as I am more interested in other programs. Do you all think 6 days is too short of notice to cancel an interview? I just don't want to be rude or get a bad rep for it.

Thanks for your help!

Six days might still be far enough out for them to fill the interview slot. Obviously further out would have been better.
 

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It probably won't adversely affect you to cancel now, but you should do it ASAP. Be sure you don't "need" the interview also.
 

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Six days might still be far enough out for them to fill the interview slot. Obviously further out would have been better.


of course, the earlier the better, but if you really don't want to go, you would spare i.e., two faculty members from this extra responsibility, plus save some travel money and get to sleep in an extra day.
 

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of course, the earlier the better, but if you really don't want to go, you would spare i.e., two faculty members from this extra responsibility, plus save some travel money and get to sleep in an extra day.

You don't really spare the faculty -- a school will try to book up the slots with folks on waitlist or who call/email in because they haven't heard anything yet. If anything it makes it harder on the faculty because they may have already read up on your application, and now have to do that again for someone else.
 
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