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declining offers of acceptance...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by andrea, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. andrea

    andrea 10+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    What's the right way to decline an acceptance? What components would you include in the letter? Yeah, yeah I know I'm thinking about this too much. :)
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  3. PalCareGrl

    PalCareGrl Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2001
    I haven't done it yet, but I think I'm just going to write them a short letter declining my acceptance because of a decision to enroll elsewhere, etc... (be sure to include your full name and SSN). :)

    Anybody else think of other stuff to include?
  4. Amra

    Amra A Quiet Voice of Reason 10+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2001
    South Beach, Florida
    I'd second PCG... name, ss#, and "I'm not planning on attending" (or fancier statement).
  5. Slingblade the Surgeon

    Slingblade the Surgeon Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    Big Black Leather Chair
    You could just say 'Get off me fools! :mad: I don't need you no more!' :oops: hehehe :D
  6. Slingblade the Surgeon

    Slingblade the Surgeon Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    Big Black Leather Chair
    Hmmm maybe that's why my wife says I'm the devil.... :confused:
  7. John DO

    John DO A.T. Still Endowed Chair 7+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
    I was very respectful in my declines since you don't know where you may want to do your residency in the future. I try not to burn too many bridges. However, the schools didn't seem to appreciate the effort. One never responded (I wrote them a second letter eventually) and the other sent me a form letter.
  8. Slingblade the Surgeon

    Slingblade the Surgeon Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    Big Black Leather Chair
    Is the declination form they include with the acceptance letter not sufficient?
  9. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
  10. jhug

    jhug 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2001
    Valley o' the sun
    One thing i have added in my letters is how much i appreciate their attentiveness to me throughout the application process and how i look forward to working with them and their alum as we better osteopathic medicine in the future-- sounds cheezy but it works--plus i am being sincere. As said, they probably don't pay much attention to what we say as they have so much to do right now.
  11. angelfan

    angelfan Junior Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    When I sent my own letter of declining offers, I thanked the committee for the chance to interview and visit the school, that I'd like to decline because I decided to attend xy school, and to wish them happy holidays. I also try to send these letters asap as soon as I know for sure of my decision to free up seats for other interested candidates.

  12. KyGrlDr2B

    KyGrlDr2B 7+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    My boyfriend hadn't interviewed at a school yet but was accepted to his 1st choice so he called to cancel the interview. They told him they needed a formal letter in writing, but thanked him for the call.
  13. Boomer

    Boomer Supreme Sooner Member 15+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 1999
    In a house
    Dear student selection committee,

    I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that you have extended to me. However, I have been accepted to another institution that I believe is a better fit for me and for my family situation. As such, I now find it necessary to decline your offer of acceptance in order to pursue this other opportunity.

    Thank you for your consideration of my application and for presenting your school in such a positive light during the application and interview process.

  14. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Doesn't get any better than that.

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