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Worried about not getting interviews

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by Pinkleton, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Pinkleton

    Pinkleton 2+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    I know this might be a little premature, but I'm starting to worry about the number/quality of interviews I have gotten. I have only gotten 5 "safety program" interviews thus far, and 4 are community programs. I am a DO applicant that applied to 60 programs (a decent amount are reaches...but mostly not).

    Steps 242/248, IM honors along with others, good letters. I figured I would've gotten at least a few decent interviews. I'm worried that maybe my PS is not good or my lack of extracurriculars is holding me back. And of course my DO status :-/ Again, I know it's early but I can't help but stress since I applied to so many programs.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated
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  3. epicccfail

    epicccfail 5+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    If it helps, I only have 2. I'm a DO with 219/225 scores. One university and one community. Just hang in there and it will all work out.
  4. dansut324

    dansut324 Medical Student 7+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    MSPEs haven't been released yet. Be patient.
  5. gutonc

    gutonc No Meat, No Treat Administrator Physician PhD 10+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    A fibrotic stroma
    5 is a good number at this point for a DO applying to allo programs. If you had 37 rejections at this point (which I know you don't) then I'd suggest worrying. Instead, I suggest drinking.
  6. bobow98

    bobow98 Beast Mode Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    East Coast
    Relax bruh. AMG here with 0 so far. Enjoy your last freedom!!! :laugh::clap::soexcited:
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  7. hawksfan

    hawksfan 2+ Year Member

    Dec 7, 2010
    I literally almost started this thread myself, so it's good to know that we all aren't alone in our nervousness! I agree with bobow98, best to just relax for now (easier said than done), but helps knowing we're in this together! Good luck, I'm sure it'll turn out great :)
  8. Pinkleton

    Pinkleton 2+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    Thanks for the replies everyone. Good to know I'm not alone in being a little uneasy even though we shouldn't be. I guess what was stressing me out most about it is my fiancé has gotten 18 interviews already and I would of course like to end up in the same spot!
  9. Rocher

    Rocher Hazelnut Goodness Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Wow that's a ton already. Read last year's official interview invite thread to get dates schools sent out interviews last year. Most progs send them out in October.
  10. 99problems

    99problems 2+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2013
    I just uploaded my last LOR yesterday and was worried why I haven't gotten any interview invites today lol. Clearly unreasonable on my part.
  11. Bronxzoo


    Mar 28, 2014
    just FYI to all the people stressing out, the interviews don't start coming in until after October 1st when the MSPEs are released and run generally until the 3rd week of October

    Don't stress out yet!!! your stats look great
  12. Pinkleton

    Pinkleton 2+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    OP here, still worried haha. Haven't gotten any decent interviews yet! Figured my stats were good enough for some mid tier programs
  13. gaomusic


    Sep 14, 2014
    what interviews have you gotten?
  14. DyingBreed

    DyingBreed 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    Deleted. Accidentally posted in wrong thread.

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