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How much one on one interaction with Admissions personnel is allowed

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Glucose, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. Glucose

    Glucose Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2002
    Hi all,
    Question: If you are doing a Summer internship at the University (think top 3 school) whose Medical School you wish to attend ( but in a different division) how much are you allowed to interact with admissions people upon visiting the Medical School. Is dropping by their office ok? Is emailing them ok (what info can you give them)? Can you tell them about yourself, send them your resume? Tell them " I'm taking the MCAT for the first time in August and applying now so until you get my packet, lemme tell you a little about me...." etc
    What are the do's and don'ts when it comes to interaction with admissions people.
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  3. sluox

    sluox Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    i think talking with the admissions people is perfectly ok, espeically when you have special circumstances. I was at Harvard last year and now am regretting not talking to their admissions people because i was involved in my work. by all means, ask them questions etc. (i don't recommend actually go into the specific details of the application evaluations though, because i think they wouldn't do anything for you unless you actually apply.) I'm at UCLA now and have dropped by the admissions office and the deans office. You can never go wrong unless you act like an idiot.
  4. Adcadet

    Adcadet Long way from Gate 27 10+ Year Member

    when I applied before to the Univ. of MN I would drop by the office regularly to check up on the status of my application (they were always running late, and then had put me on "hold," so I wasn't out of line)... after a while the people in the office got to know me. Unfortunately, at the U of MN the office staff, and even the Dir of Admissions, doesn't make admissions decisions. But who knows, if I apply again, perhaps it'll help my app move along more quickly.
  5. exigente chica

    exigente chica 7+ Year Member

    May 28, 2002
    Next summer I will be i the same situation. I will be working at a school where I will apply to med school as well. I will definetly stop by and chat with them. I won't push myself on them, just get ot know them and see some med students. Don't try and sell yourself too much, just be genuine and curious.
  6. Bikini Princess

    Bikini Princess 7+ Year Member

    May 26, 2002
    I've heard that it's good to keep in touch, but don't leave a negative impression.

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