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Hey Guys, I have a question,
I recently saw the PD of one of the programs which I was interviewed in November and he told me'' I am thinking very high of you but it is illegal to tell you how high I am'' and then he asked me ''Are you still interested in my program'' and I answered him yes, I will choose your program first in my ranking (I will rank this program as my first choice). He came to me and started to talk and it was unexpected for me.
Since he is in a same university as I am doing research and I will be seeing him all the time after match, do you think this is a very good sign? I am the only candidate who goes for their weekly seminars and conferences before and after my interview.
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Hey Guys, I have a question,
I recently saw the PD of one of the programs which I was interviewed in November and he told me'' I am thinking very high of you but it is illegal to tell you how high I am'' and then he asked me ''Are you still interested in my program'' and I answered him yes, I will choose your program first in my ranking (I will rank this program as my first choice). He came to me and started to talk and it was unexpected for me.
Since he is in a same university as I am doing research and I will be seeing him all the time after match, do you think this is a very good sign? I am the only candidate who goes for their weekly seminars and conferences before and after my interview.
take everything with a grain of salt.
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Hey Guys, I have a question,
I recently saw the PD of one of the programs which I was interviewed in November and he told me'' I am thinking very high of you but it is illegal to tell you how high I am'' and then he asked me ''Are you still interested in my program'' and I answered him yes, I will choose your program first in my ranking (I will rank this program as my first choice). He came to me and started to talk and it was unexpected for me.
Since he is in a same university as I am doing research and I will be seeing him all the time after match, do you think this is a very good sign? I am the only candidate who goes for their weekly seminars and conferences before and after my interview.
Unfortunately most PD and candidates don't completely understand the legalisation of the NRMP code it states clearly:
http://www.nrmp.org/code-of-conduct/
Respecting an applicant’s right to privacy and confidentiality Program directors and other interviewers may freely express their interest in a candidate, but they shall not require an applicant to disclose ranking preferences, ranking intentions, or the locations of other programs to which the applicant has or may apply.
Meaning the PD can't disclose your rank in return for yours, BUT they can tell you what rank you will be ranked vice versa.






so if you truly want them rank them high or number one.

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Unfortunately most PD and candidates don't completely understand the legalisation of the NRMP code it states clearly:
http://www.nrmp.org/code-of-conduct/
Respecting an applicant’s right to privacy and confidentiality Program directors and other interviewers may freely express their interest in a candidate, but they shall not require an applicant to disclose ranking preferences, ranking intentions, or the locations of other programs to which the applicant has or may apply.
Meaning the PD can't disclose your rank in return for yours, BUT they can tell you what rank you will be ranked vice versa.



so if you truly want them rank them high or number one.

Thanks Yazz,
Do you think it is a very good sign? I am just wondering if he is telling me the truth or not? I like his program and I would like to put it my first rank.
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Thanks Yazz,
Do you think it is a very good sign? I am just wondering if he is telling me the truth or not? I like his program and I would like to put it my first rank.
Well, you need to place yourself in the PD position, whats the best case scenario for any program director?
To answer that it would be obviously if ALL applicants ranked them first, meaning they get the opportunity to choose whom they really want, you would find that case in programs like MGH etc..
Whats the best case scenario for an applicant?
Is to be ranked first or within the first four assuming there are average four positions for every program, with such thing the applicant gets to choose which program he wants.
Knowing such scenarios makes it easier to explain such behaviour of what you encountered through dealing with your PD.
So that question does he really want you? will he rank you? is it a good sign? is he telling the truth? Any true answer is just anticipation without solid facts.
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