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Question When should we start to worry?

I thought I'd start this thread because I guess everybody else is thinking the same question, plus I've nothing else to do but staring at my email icon

I've applied on the 17th to 165 IM programs & till this moment about 140+ downloaded my whole application, most of them downloaded the transcript first then the rest.

my question is when should I start to worry, since a lot of people are getting IVs now ?
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Sadly, since we are all going through this, the worry is there for each and everyone of us, regardless of how many interviews we get and when.

But, having said that, I don't the worry should become at high levels until the second week of October if we don't hear anything from a good number of programs either in the affirmative or negative, simply because many programs wait for the MSPE, which is released October 1st and then the interviews go out.

So, wait till October 7-10. Happy Matching!!
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Sadly, since we are all going through this, the worry is there for each and everyone of us, regardless of how many interviews we get and when.

But, having said that, I don't the worry should become at high levels until the second week of October if we don't hear anything from a good number of programs either in the affirmative or negative, simply because many programs wait for the MSPE, which is released October 1st and then the interviews go out.

So, wait till October 7-10. Happy Matching!!
wow, the second week of October !!!!
I'm starting to freak out already after less than a week, don't really know how I'm gonna handle it !!!
well,looks like there's nothing we can do , but just a question,why would they wait for the MSPEs,I thought that MSPEs are not that important for IMGs !!
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The MSPE might not be important, but they use it for everyone, US, IMG, etc. hence, they wait to make it more standard.
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HOw do we know the number of programs that downloaded the application???
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HOw do we know the number of programs that downloaded the application???
Go to ADTS and your answer will be there
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same position here

i was wondering, some IMGs are already receiving IVs from some hospitals; that means that we are probably screened out from those hospitals, since we did not get an Iv?

is there still a chance to get an IV from the same hospital, or no

240s/250s/pass
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same position here

i was wondering, some IMGs are already receiving IVs from some hospitals; that means that we are probably screened out from those hospitals, since we did not get an Iv?

is there still a chance to get an IV from the same hospital, or no

240s/250s/pass
I second this question.
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It's only been a week. Calm down. Just as they take their time in loading applications, it will take time to send them out.
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Dear Fellows!
Be calm. If you had some contacts and were waiting for pulled calls then you should definitely worry. But if u r playing this match all on your own luck then wait. Our time has not come yet. Remember: Till 30th sep: Only Pulled calls After 1st Oct: Our game begins Good luck
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Dear Fellows!
Be calm. If you had some contacts and were waiting for pulled calls then you should definitely worry. But if u r playing this match all on your own luck then wait. Our time has not come yet. Remember: Till 30th sep: Only Pulled calls After 1st Oct: Our game begins Good luck
Hi,
Thanks for the inspiring words!I am one of the ancient IMGs who rely entirely on my own luck & scores.waiting for the real game to begin.
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