Most programs will interview from early November until late January. Some programs might start early and start interviewing in October and on the other end some programs will end a bit later but no program will interview (to my knowledge) past the 1st week of february. As far as scheduling, that's not totally up to you. Most places will only set out one day per week to interview and most places will not interview during thanksgiving or between christmas and new years. This said, it is reasonable and doable to do schedule 10 interviews prior to january. I've had friends who did this. They interviewed in november and december just to "get it over with", while I've had other friends who wanted to interview a bit later in the season just to be "a bit more in the back of the PD's mind" come rank time. I tried to interview somewhere in the middle of a program's cycle and so most of my interviews were in late december and january. Good luck.Can anyone comment on when interviewing season exactly was in the last cycle? If you're shooting for 10 interviews, should you be able to do them all before Christmas or should you expect a few in January? Thanks for any input!
Ditto, but keep in mind that it's going to depend how your app looks. If you are a stellar applicant you are likely going to be in the "first cut" and have your choice of interviews. More typical applicants tend to see more of a steady stream of invites rather than getting them all really early I think.I did all of mine in November and December (9 total) without any problems.
absolutely! this includes having at least one SLOR as many programs may not offer interviews until they see one from a PD they know. this isn't much of a problem for those who have a program at their home institution, but for those of us who didn't, it means DO AWAYS EARLY!!! i.e. before AugustAmory,
I think this has more to do with your app being completed
The problem is at the place where I'm doing my prelim year, they do not offer an ER month. This is weird as I have not seen a program where medicine prelim do not get an EM month as an elective. Right now, I'm trying to convince them to let me do an EM month for my elective or trying to figure out if I can do my elective at some other hospital's ED.I'm pretty sure our school keeps our LORs on file, so say I wanted to apply again, or apply for fellowship, they are there. I'm sure a LOR from internship won't hurt, since it will be more recent, and will reflect your body of work as a doctor, not just a student. And, I am also sure you will be doing an ER month, so if it's early enough, I would definately get that letter.