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thedarkniteeee

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Approximately what date did you receive your II's? I know it's still early, but I was just wondering because the trend seems to be Ultra high stats = earliest II's
 

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This is a pointless endeavor. Varies by school, by complete date, by applicants preferred ice cream flavor, whether or not mercury is in retrograde, etc.

Sometimes better stats = earlier invite, sometimes not. Probably before thanksgiving, maybe even before November.


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1) Schools are seeking best qualified applicants
2) academic metrics are an important indicator of ability to academic challenges in med school
3) schools must work thru thousands of applications that need to be classified and prioritized
4) there are finite number of interview slots that are assigned on rolling basis
5) therefore schools will generally prioritize higher stat applicants for earlier II. This is a very broad generalization and is by no means a hard and fast "rule"
 
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If you're trying to confirm whether ultra high stats correlate with earlier interviews, a friend who received a 528 on his MCAT (and a 3.9+ GPA) ended up with 13-16 interviews before the end of September after being complete in early August. He received 2-3 more in early October, and that was that.

I compared his application timeline with others who went to our undergrad, and he received his interviews by far the earliest. Most fellow students received the bulk of theirs in October and November.
 
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If you're trying to confirm whether ultra high stats correlate with earlier interviews, a friend who received a 528 on his MCAT (and a 3.9+ GPA) ended up with 13-16 interviews before the end of September after being complete in early August. He received 2-3 more in early October, and that was that.

I compared his application timeline with others who went to our undergrad, and he received his interviews by far the earliest. Most fellow students received the bulk of theirs in October and November.
Approximately what date did you receive your II's? I know it's still early, but I was just wondering because the trend seems to be Ultra high stats = earliest II's
Many schools use stratifying and screening techniques to get the high stat or otherwise desirable applicants in the door early.

For example I know of a school (not mine): that has done a regression analysis of class/board pass rates + graduation rates correlated with undergrad GPA and MCAT, while adjusting for undergrad school. The result is that people with stats that correlate to less than 80% chance of graduation w/o failures are screened and reviewed later in the cycle.
 

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You're also assuming a certain timeline for primary/secondary submission. If a superstar, so to speak, waited until late September to submit primary and mid-October to finish secondaries, this person obviously wouldn't be interviewing in August.

It would be more useful to ask how many days after a school states that you are complete did you get an II... and even that's subjective. I'm far from a superstar applicant, but I got turned around to an II six days after receiving the complete status email at one place. Couldn't believe they processed me so quickly. I haven't even been marked "under review" some places yet...
 
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