Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Worry Wart

My interview invites have gone from a regular stream of invites early last week to a mere trickle. Since Thursday I’ve only received one, that being yesterday, for either my prelim or Anesthesia programs. Considering that I have 13 interviews now scheduled between the two that’s actually not as bad as it seems.

What concerns me, though, is that the rotation I did where I felt I wasn’t helping myself out has yet to invite me. I was told that almost anyone who does a rotation there is offered an interview, unless they completely sucked, and so now I’m worrying.

I was given a good review at the end, but I think I need to call them up and see what might be missing in my application (like the dean’s letter – perhaps they wait for those before offering?) or if they were just not interested in me after sucking all over the place for 4 weeks. Probably not the latter, but it still crosses the ol’ mind.

I’m also concerned because, though I’ve received 5 prelim offers none have been from the 2 programs that would keep us around Stepson for another year – if that were needed. So I worry. Not necessarily needed, but I still do.


Anonymous said...

I hear ya brother. My invites have come to a screeching halt as well. Only 1 invite this week thusfar. I think the hold-out programs are now waiting for the Dean's Letter to send out the batches of invites.

Which brings me to my next question, has our school allowed you to review your Dean's letter? Was it correct/accurate? I'm on a visiting rotation and still have not had the opportunity to review it, although assured that I would. It's starting to piss me off since November 1 is less than 2 weeks away.

Best of luck!

MSG said...

I have been able to review it yesterday. They have most of them written out, just keep calling and reminding them to send it to you as an e-mail.

Overall I felt it was quite accurate.

I feel the same about the programs - waiting for the MSPE's before they offer interviews. I called the one program and was informed that they don't wait for the letters, but they were still reviewing most of the candidate files. Whatever.