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Waitlist to interview

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

  1. Needtoswaptoo

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    How common is it to get an interview once waitlisted? Specifically Mount Sinai.
     
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    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.
     
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    Doesn't being on waitlist already put you at lower rank than others who got invites ?
     
  4. artemis87

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    Anyone else have insights to this? I was wondering the same thing myself.
     
  5. OldPsychDoc

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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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    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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