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Waitlist to interview

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by Needtoswaptoo, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Needtoswaptoo


    Nov 7, 2017
    How common is it to get an interview once waitlisted? Specifically Mount Sinai.
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  3. boogaaloo

    boogaaloo Banned Banned Account on Hold

    Nov 13, 2017
    Ask them how many people they on their waitlist and where you are on that list. Do not hang up the phone until they tell you.
  4. Needtoswaptoo


    Nov 7, 2017
    Doesn't being on waitlist already put you at lower rank than others who got invites ?
  5. artemis87

    artemis87 7+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Anyone else have insights to this? I was wondering the same thing myself.
  6. OldPsychDoc

    OldPsychDoc Senior Curmudgeon Physician Moderator Emeritus SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2004
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    We really don't know how we'll rank you until you interview--so you may well end up shining brighter than people who got prioritized based on their paperwork.
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  7. psychattending

    psychattending Program Director 10+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2005
    Saint Louis
    Not necessarily. The bottleneck is the number of interview slots. Thus, likelihood of the applicant being interested in a program is a factor that is weighed when deciding whom to interview (i.e. why interview somebody who is going to rank me low). How well an applicant likes me does not have a great effect on ranking of people. It has more to do with how we liked the applicant.
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