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Dean's Letter


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10+ Year Member
Sep 14, 2011
    Hey Everyone,

    I know this topic has been addressed a little bit, but for those of you who have gone through this process, do interview committees actually use/read the Dean's Letter? I understand that it's supposed to fill in all these intangibles from the application, but do schools actually read through it?

    I ask because a rad-onc at my school once mentioned that he just looked at the one special word (outstanding, excellent, etc.) and then moved on.



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    7+ Year Member
    Aug 17, 2010
      From what I was able to gather, it depended on the program. There were a few places that commented on the positive 3rd year comments I had gotten. One place actually mentioned to me that having a strong 3rd year clinical performance and positive comments showed them that I could work with a wide range of people and perform well in a team setting. Another place mentioned that they wanted to see where applicants stood in their class. So, it depends.
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