Originally Posted by MedBound1
Write an amazing PS, apply as early as possible, return secondaries fast, getting your foot in the door with a 3.3/3.5 is going to be the hardest part. If a long time goes by without getting an interview to a certain school, send a letter of interest to try to push for it. For those schools that you do get interviews with, if you enjoy your interview and are impressed with the school, pull out all the stops post interview... thank you letters, update letters when you do new things, letters of interest, letter of intent (only if you have a definite #1), keep in touch with your interviewers via email. Show them you're passionate for attending their school and they will be willing to flex on the GPA a little. I was in a similar boat but reversed, my GPA was much higher than the national avg but my MCAT was more around avg.. just prepare yourself to work HARD this application and it'll work out for you. If you are nonchalant about the whole process and don't show any interest over completing the bare minimums they ask for, they will probably pass for someone else with better stats.
Do you have any resources that show a generic update letter, or LOInterest, or LOI so that I can see what a formal one looks like? Thanks for your response... Anyone else?