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what to do when schools are unaccomodating regarding interview date

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by gellybean, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. gellybean

    gellybean Member 7+ Year Member

    May 31, 2001
    I'm in a bind. First of all, I live in Hawaii and flying out to the east coast costs a minimum of $800. I have an interview at Penn State late March but last week I received an invite from NYMC and they say the earliest available date they have is the 2nd week of April. They are unwilling to accomodate me. What should I do? Should I keep calling to see if they have any cancellations? What irks me is that their interview invite says that they are prepared to work with applicants to accomodate any travel restrictions. Arrrgh. Anyone with advice? Thanks!
    P.S. I called Penn State and they are unwilling to reschedule my interview.
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  3. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92' 7+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    Keep calling them and let NYMC know you'll be in the east coast already and that you don't have the dough to fly out again. If not, rack up the frequent flyer miles.
  4. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2001
    Bronx, NY
    I had the same problem with NYMC. If you do a search, I've gone into the story. Essentially, they sent me an e-mail. I requested a date to coordinate with my AE interview. They wouldn't accomodate me. They then sent me an e-mail saying that they would rescind the offer if I didn't schedule an interview. (I waited an extra month b/c I was waiting to hear from a couple of schools.) I finally told them that I had already been in the area twice and asked if I could coordinate with my third trip to the area. I kindly asked to speak to a higher authority and they accomodated me. Good luck, the office can be a pain, but just be persistent.
  5. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    I'd tell NYMC to take a hike. Wait! I've already done that! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    Seriously, keep bugging them. They were unaccomodating when I interviewed at Albany. Unlike you, though, I didn't have an invite at the time. Keep bugging both schools until you get one to bend.
  6. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    the hospital
    I withdrew from the school. They weren't worth the effort or my time.

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