Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do some people not get any lottery picks? I got a preselect from my 7th bid and I thought I was competitive for that firm. Could that have been my lottery?
I think the lottery only applies if you would otherwise only have a very small number of preselects-- so if you have a bunch, it's likely that none of them were lottery picks. I also suspect that, if you qualified for the lottery, it probably would have hooked you up with something higher than your seventh pick, but I really have no idea. I'd just try to go into every interview assuming that you were preselected.
I agree. I'm not sure how many firm selections is enough to no longer get lottery (I suppose it depends on many factors). I have heard that top 5 or 10 rankings is usually as far as the lottery picks go, so maybe if you have other interviews, you got a lower pick (or a lot of people had the same firms ranked highly)?
I'd lean towards guessing it is a firm selection rather than lottery, and I agree that you should always go into interviews assuming they were NOT lottery. That's what I'm doing with all of mine, even though for the top couple, it could go either way.
[I know I'm not really adding anything, but I thought concurrence might be good!]