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Hey all,,,,
Has it happened with anyone that you were sent an interview invitation with all dates available for you to pick , then I picked 2 dates just about 30minutes- 1hour and the coordinator replies that all dates are taken and if any date opens up again they will let me know. It happened with me with 2 programs !! So now I'm left out with only one confirmed interview, and the other 2 they sent me an interview and made me happy then disappointed with all slots taken!! Is it because they give priority and send to more competitive applicants than me or they send invitations to more ppl than they need then they go back with their word ? Has it happened to any with u ? I'm really frustrated
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Has it happened with anyone that you were sent an interview invitation with all dates available for you to pick , then I picked 2 dates just about 30minutes- 1hour and the coordinator replies that all dates are taken and if any date opens up again they will let me know. It happened with me with 2 programs !! So now I'm left out with only one confirmed interview, and the other 2 they sent me an interview and made me happy then disappointed with all slots taken!! Is it because they give priority and send to more competitive applicants than me or they send invitations to more ppl than they need then they go back with their word ? Has it happened to any with u ? I'm really frustrated
I got an IV and then I clicked on the link to schedule. All dates were available.
I called my dad ( as he has to buy my ticket and might even go with me) , to talk to him about the dates, and within that 2 minute call, the 3rd and the 10th and the 13th were taken.
They only IV on monday and thursday and two weeks were gone!
So i clicked on one real fast just to make sure I get one.
Can't imagine how you must feel. I am so sorry !
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How do u know if they are open if they coordinator doesn't use interview broker? ,,, they send me options then I Send back an email saying my preferences and they reply back all dates are taken ....
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How do u know if they are open if they coordinator doesn't use interview broker? ,,, they send me options then I Send back an email saying my preferences and they reply back all dates are taken ....
Oh I don't know, mine was through IV broker.
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OK thx but it's not st that we register with
Is what I'm saying correct that only if the program coordinator uses it u get to reserve through the link but if not then u can't ?
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OK thx but it's not st that we register with
Is what I'm saying correct that only if the program coordinator uses it u get to reserve through the link but if not then u can't ?
Yeah then you can't.
They send you a link that's personal to you w/ ur name and stuff.
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�� I wish they didn't send I the first place
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�� I wish they didn't send I the first place
Yeah I know, it's like those programs who send a couple rejection emails instead of just one.
Hey don't lose hope, it'll happen for you, just be patient
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And looks like it doesn't happen with many applicants.... or no?
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And looks like it doesn't happen with many applicants.... or no?
It does. If you go through the threads in the match forum....a lot of people get sent two-three even four rejection emails from the same program.
Talk about rubbing it in.
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No I mean sending an invitation then sending that there r no available dates for u .. but 2-3 rejections from a program ,, I have been sent that from 3 programs now hehe it's an automatic mistake maybe
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No I mean sending an invitation then sending that there r no available dates for u .. but 2-3 rejections from a program ,, I have been sent that from 3 programs now hehe it's an automatic mistake maybe
I am not sure. I think it might if the dates are filled up very quickly by other applicants.
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Ya but why would they send interview invitations to more applicants than they can really interview .. the number should be equal to the interview slots...
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Ya but why would they send interview invitations to more applicants than they can really interview .. the number should be equal to the interview slots...
yeah but they don't, cuz not everyone wants to interview i guess.

even the email i received, said " Be advised that interview slots are limited and residency positions are highly competitive; please schedule your interview with us as soon as possible. Interview spots will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis "
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Who wastes an interview! And even so, sending within an hour is not late
Hopefully it will get better.. thanks for ur reply
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Who wastes an interview! And even so, sending within an hour is not late
Hopefully it will get better.. thanks for ur reply
I am sorry to hear about what you are experiencing. Well, try back again (not soon) but later. The best way to know is to call or email the coordinator and then express that you are very interested in their program and such. Then ask if it is possible for you to check on them another date later for possible open dates of interview. In this way, you are showing you are flexible and still interested and you are giving them free time too.

I would check if they can interview later in the year or even in January.

It sucks cuz I am waiting on MANY programs.
I really hope you can get this interview and wish you best of luck. Just like me
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Yes thank you . I sent her an email showing I'm flexible to any dates but told her my preference is before January since I have some issues with Jan but I'm open to Jan but not y preference ,,, hopefully they will send back bcoz I really need this choice
Thank u and good luck to u too
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Yes thank you . I sent her an email showing I'm flexible to any dates but told her my preference is before January since I have some issues with Jan but I'm open to Jan but not y preference ,,, hopefully they will send back bcoz I really need this choice
Thank u and good luck to u too
I have a friend of mine who had average scores on USMLE and he was old IMG, received a late invite in February!! Then he followed up with them and did the interview in late February and then he was matched in that program.

I think most programs contact smart people first then go down to next candidates. So I am hopeful that both of us get interviews even if they are late.

Of course stress of waiting is high but we can keep fingers crossed!
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OK thank you .. inshalla khair
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So they just sent me an invite to 4 dates only. Two dates I CAN NOT MAKE it. The other last two dates they gave me have (1) open slots left in each day. It means they have VERY limited space availability left in the interview process.
I replied to them within less than 45 minutes time.
I hope they can confirm my interview in these available dates. Otherwise, I will be also considered like you! Waiting on the list
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Hope all of us will get interviews instead of being wait listed. But I found out it is not uncommon for wait listing to happen!, so it's not the end of the world
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Hey all,
I got an interview e-mail on Friday @ 15:10 with 10 dates available , I replied within 45 minutes with my 3 choices for interview dates. But I got no reply. Even when I called the program coordinator , she was not at her office and I left her a message on the answer machine!!
Is it possible she will wait till Monday when all applicants send their desired dates , then arrange accordingly ?? or did I lose my chance?
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I would be patient n since they sent u on Friday which is yesterday, I think it's ok if they don't respond the same day. Wait till the weekend is over! They maybe busy!
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