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prepb18

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Do adcoms generally take winter break along with their students? I know a bunch of med schools are ALREADY on winter break (or about to go on one) and I just realized that the admissions staff might fully take a hiatus as well...meaning no interview requests til January!

Anyone have any insight?
 

suizyme09

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Aug 20, 2008
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I know that at Cincinnati the ADCOM takes a 2 week break in December and if you haven't heard before the break you have to wait until January. Thankfully I didn't have to wait and got accepted yesterday!!:soexcited:
 

edfig99

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Feb 26, 2003
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Do adcoms generally take winter break along with their students? I know a bunch of med schools are ALREADY on winter break (or about to go on one) and I just realized that the admissions staff might fully take a hiatus as well...meaning no interview requests til January!

Anyone have any insight?
it makes little sense to interview over winterbreak....no students around for tours, hosting, etc...
 
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suizyme09

I haz a flavor
10+ Year Member
Aug 20, 2008
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Columbus
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I think he meant that they don't send out interview invitations over break b/c there is no ADCOM there to look through the applications and decide on interviewees to see after the break.
 

Depakote

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My school interviews through the 18th. I cant say for certain, but I doubt the admissions committee meets over winter break since there are student reps.

It's probably variable from school to school, but I think many take a little hiatus.
 

silverlining1

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I received an invite from UCSF last year on December 27, so I guess they were meeting over the break (unless there was some other technological explanation for the timing of the invite email...).
 

aubg23y78

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Feb 7, 2008
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I'm pretty sure most schools interview over break. Last year I did all my interviews in the NYC area when I was home over break. Had a few interview first week of january, however the down side, there were no classes in session. I know my current school Buffalo, did interviews the day before Thanksgiving purposely to accomidate locals.
 
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