Will away rotation rejection have an impact to residency interview invite?


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I applied to a number of away rotations through VSAS, and have been rejected by several. I wonder if being rejected in their away rotations means I won’t have a chance for their residency interviews (General surgery is my goal) and am a bit worried. Also, several other aways have been complete silence and it has been almost 4 weeks since I applied. Does silence mean rejection? What is the typical timeline to expect to hear back on aways through VSAS? This is quite stressful. Any inputs will be appreciated.

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Usually those who decide on away rotation acceptances are different than those who decide on residency interviews. Many programs have a "first come, first served" process with their aways, as the previous poster stated. FWIW, I was rejected for an away rotation at a place I was offered an interview at a few months later during this past interview season (in psych).
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Only in a sense that the people who got it and did well probably have a leg up on you, but that’s pretty far down the ripple effect I think. Overall, no. Just because you didn’t get accepted for an away doesn’t mean they have an internal system that marks you in any specific negative light.
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