according to the CARMS data, psychiatry is not that competitive, i.e. most people who rank it as their first choice will get it.
and according to the program descriptions, the % invited to interview is quite high in certain programs, such mcmaster, uoft , UBC who claim 50-75% or 75-100% get invited to interviews.
well... that got my hopes too high i guess. I applied to psych this year, to about 10 programs, and so far only got 1 invite, 1 waitlist, and about 5-6 reject. I did decide to apply to psych a bit late into the 4th year, and have 4 weeks of elective (2 x 2 weeks). Im definitely not the most competitive out there, but given the stats, i really thought i had a shot for the interviews. needless to say the results were very deceiving.
if i had 1 invite (not home school), i am guessing there isnt any red flags in my file, but i am wondering for people who are applying to psych this year or the past years, either in ur experience, or the people around you, do most people get interviews? and what did your application look like in general (very psych gear, vs more general). feel free to leave a message here is you are willing for me to ask some questions in PM. just trying to get comfort and not feel too bummed by the results so far.
honestly it is just for my peace of mind i guess, because nothing will change at this point. i am just looking for a word of advice but also just ranting haha. i applied broadly for FM too, which is what i wanted to do for the most part before i decided to apply to psych.