Hi guys, My research professor confronted me with a interesting proposal today. A little background info is in order first. My research professor is an international expert on med pathology, full time professor at our med school, and director of clinical chemistry at our hospital. I have been priviledged enough to have served with him as a research assistant for 4 years now. I have gotten to know him and his family very well. He seems adament on getting me into a med school, but would love it if i got into our med school (so do i) since I would be able to continue to work with him as a PhD candidate for the MD/PhD program. Based on that, he asked me today if it would help if he wrote a personal letter to our dean of admissions. I don't know if this is even possible. Heck, he even said he's never done such a thing before so doesn't even know if it'll work. But at the very least I should feel honored for him suggesting such a thing. I was personally content on doing the click send on AMCAS, crossing my fingers and praying. So pretty much, has anyone even tried or even heard of anyone doing such a thing. That is, having high ranking med school faculty member talk directly to the head person? Do they even accept such letters? I don't know? I want to say though, if the dean just read the letter, and allowed me to get to a secondary or interview, i would be ecstatic. Would it hurt to try? Well any insight would be appreciated, because this is truly an unconventional situation for me, albeit potentially a good situation.