Poll number applications vs ivs vs rejecs

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Anonymous (not verified)
what happens in vegas stays in vegas

Anonymous User wrote:
The number of applications per person is getting ridiculous. I think a good number is still 30-40.
 this is a game of luck. the rule of the game is the more you apply, the more likely you will get an offer, and the more likely you will match. once  you've done all the work you could during med school, all that is left is to throw money into the pot. reminds me of the time in vegas. although that one didn't go so well.

Anonymous (not verified)
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Anonymous User wrote:
The number of applications per person is getting ridiculous. I think a good number is still 30-40.
With all due respect, I don't think it is reasonable for your to judge others on how many programs they feel safe applying to. The more you apply to, the more likely you are to receive more interviews, the higher the likelihood of matching. For me, I have worked hard for 9 years to get to this point, money was not a factor, and I got click happy. No regrets, keep the interviews coming and I will decide when enough is enough.

Anonymous (not verified)
Applied to 49 programs

Applied to 49 programs (trying to unofficial couples match)16 interviews (turned down 3)1 rejection - BU

Anonymous (not verified)
43 programs, 6 Ivs, 2 rejects

Step I 2460 publications3 urology LOR

Urine
Applying to over 50 programs

Applying to over 50 programs is ridiculous.  Find schools you will be competitive at and apply there.  Find programs you like and apply there.  People who apply to every possible program only ruin it for the ones who have clear goals for programs they wish to be at.  Every program will soon believe, and probably already does, that students just apply to apply and have no true interest in the program outside of the desire to simply "match".  Have some balls and apply with conviction.

ToTheLeft
kinda true

Urine wrote:
Applying to over 50 programs is ridiculous.  Find schools you will be competitive at and apply there.  Find programs you like and apply there.  People who apply to every possible program only ruin it for the ones who have clear goals for programs they wish to be at.  Every program will soon believe, and probably already does, that students just apply to apply and have no true interest in the program outside of the desire to simply "match".  Have some balls and apply with conviction.
 though i wouldn't word it this way, i pretty much agree with the point of view.  there are ways to better tailor your applications to programs that fit you well (in terms of geography, academic vs private practice, personality fit, competitiveness as an applicant, etc).  there is no way that a person can have 80 realistic programs on their list.  i don't think a crazy "buckshot" or "click-happy" application spree is the way to go.  but to each his/her own, i suppose.

Anonymous (not verified)
etiquette: Canceling interviews

On the note of getting too many interviews, does anybody knwo what the proper etiquette is for canceling an interview.  Ie how much advanced notice is needed, is email sufficent?   Would hate to piss too many people off...

Anonymous (not verified)
applied to 50s(unc, memphis,

applied to 50s(unc, memphis, knoxville, mississippi, georgia, arkansas, missouri, kansas, oklahoma) 9 IV, 3 rejects,step I 241step II 2493 big name letters of rec with no idea what they wrote about me..no pubs,state school

Anonymous (not verified)
apps

Anonymous User wrote:
applied to 50s9 IV(unc, memphis, knoxville, mississippi, georgia, arkansas, missouri, kansas, oklahoma) 2 rejects(BU, UTsouthwesterD)step I 241step II 2493 big name letters of rec with no idea what they wrote about me..no pubs,state school

Anonymous (not verified)
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Applied to 17.0 IVs, 3 rejects (Beth Israel, BU, MGH)step 1: 2471 pubtop 50 private school