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via ERAS Nov 13th and Dec 12th, dinner the night before at faculty member's house

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Helpful?

urojets wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Does this help anyone with planning? For the most part we don't know interview dates until they get offered. It seems only to stress out people who haven't gotten many offers and stroke the egos of those who have. Just my .02
I personally find it useful to (1) know what a programs dates are so if its one I really want to go to I can schedule around and (2) know if programs have sent invites to know where I stand when I haven't heard anything.  Sure it can be a bummer to read about a program that passed you over, but Its better to know.
This aspect is helpful...what is probably unhelpful and causing undue stress/unecessary ego-stroking is the few posters who feel the need to post things like "yup got the interview too...same dates." If the dates are up already this adds no value...

urojets
helpful

Unfiltered wrote:
This aspect is helpful...what is probably unhelpful and causing undue stress/unecessary ego-stroking is the few posters who feel the need to post things like "yup got the interview too...same dates." If the dates are up already this adds no value...
I even find that helpful.  If just one person posts it may mean a few interviews went out, while a whole bunch of posts suggests that a big wave went out.  The sample size is too small to draw any real conclusions, but it definitely doesn't hurt.

Anonymous (not verified)
UT houston 11/6 and 12/4

UT houston 11/6 and 12/4

topstudent
U Texas Houston

U Texas HoustonNov 6thDec 4th

Urotaketwo
Discouraged!

So here I am looking at this forum wondering where I'm missing the boatAs a basic introduction.  I am an American Medical grad from a program with a great Urology program.  I am also an MD.  I am a reapplicant, and decided to do a Preliminary surgery year at a program with a great urology department.  During my last year i've been able to add 9 Publications to my CV, and I have received great reviews for my rotations, and obtained 4 new LORs, 2 from prominent Urologists.  I also have great scores, 3rd year grades, and multiple Urology and nonurology publications.  Anybody else out there feel like they're a little behind at this point?  For me, it hurts to only say I have 2 Invites, 2 waitlists, and 19 Rejections yes 19 rejections!!  I must admit this time around I applied to almost all programs and understand the Rejections will outweight the invites, but I'm being overlooked by programs I interviewed at last year as well as being rejected by programs that are lower teir at best.  I'm not sure what's going on, but wow, not liking my chances! Advice anybody or anybody in a similar boat?  

ralprobot
re:Discouraged!

Urotaketwo wrote:
So here I am lookig at this forum wondering where I'm missing the boatI am a reapplicant, and decided to do a Preliminary surgery year.  During my last year i've been able to add 9 Publications to my CV, and I have received great reviews for my rotations.  I also have great scores, grades, and multiple Urology specific publications.  Anybody else feel like they're a little behind at this point?  For me, it hurts to only say I only have 2 Invites, 2 waitlists, to my 19 Rejections yes 19 rejections!!  Not sure what's going on, but wow, not liking my chances! Advice anybody?
 wow man I'm really sorry to hear it.  that sounds extremely frustrating and confusing.  I really feel for you.  I would ask if there could be anything glaring in your dean's letter or recs, but your record of getting "great reviews" makes me think that is not the case.  AMG or FMG? DO or MD?  If I were you, I would really seek out answers or advice from someone that has seen your application including the stuff that you are not permitted to see like recs and such.  I don't know how else you can get to the bottom of why this has happened.  As for your two interviews, I would show extreme interest post interview without advertising that you only got 2 interviews.  In the end, you only need 1 place to rank you to match.  While you are doing all that, try thinking about whether you'd be willing to try again if it doesnt work out or if you would be happier trying for another field.  Not suggesting one or the other, it just depends on what you want to do.  And above all, stay positive.  No doubt this is rough, however you still have many, MANY options that can lead you to fulfilling, happy, and personally successful life (which is the true ultimate goal).

raffytaffy419
discouraged

Urotaketwo wrote:
So here I am lookig at this forum wondering where I'm missing the boatI am a reapplicant, and decided to do a Preliminary surgery year.  During my last year i've been able to add 9 Publications to my CV, and I have received great reviews for my rotations.  I also have great scores, grades, and multiple Urology specific publications.  Anybody else feel like they're a little behind at this point?  For me, it hurts to only say I only have 2 Invites, 2 waitlists, to my 19 Rejections yes 19 rejections!!  Not sure what's going on, but wow, not liking my chances! Advice anybody?
Where are your letters coming from? I get the feeling this years applicant pool will have good scores, it's gonna come down to who knows you and what they say about you and whether programs know those people.

Anonymous (not verified)
Interviews

As far as I can tell, none of the following schools has offered interviews yet, correct? University of California (San Diego) University of California (San Francisco) Yale-New Haven Medical Center Emory University Tulane University University of Minnesota Duke University Hospital Mount Sinai School of Medicine Oregon Health & Science University University of Pennsylvania University of Puerto Rico University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

urojets
Cedars

Cedars sinai, 10/25, 10/26. I guess they sent out a second wave. Don't think I will be able to attend so cancelling, hope it goes to one of you guys.