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i want to write a nasty letter

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by rajneel1, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. rajneel1

    rajneel1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 29, 2001
    i wanted to write a nasty letter to some choice schools (those may or may not include some UCs...oh hell, they do include some UCs) that have rejected me without interview saying something like, "I know my GPA and MCAT aren't that high, but i got into X and Y which are far better schools than your sorry school so you can kiss my a$$." But will these schools remember these nasty letters? in case i want a residency in CA later on and may apply to their school/medical center again? what do you think?
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  3. let me guess was UCI one of them? lol <img src="graemlins/pity.gif" border="0" alt="[Pity]" />
  4. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Manitoba, Canada
    Odds are they'll keep any correspondence on file. I would write the letter, and then throw it out, if I were you. :D
  5. rajneel1

    rajneel1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 29, 2001
    nah, they haven't rejected me yet. although i wish they would. then this terrible terrible waiting for UCI will be over!!!! hehehehe
  6. Ranger Bob

    Ranger Bob Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    I totally understand the urge to tell certain schools where to go. There's a certain school in Nashville that I have some choice words for... However, the medical community is smaller than you think. You really have nothing to gain by writing the letter, but there's a small chance that it could come back to haunt you later in your career. I agree with Brandonite. Write the letter but then throw it away.
  7. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000
    As annoyed as you may feel now, it would be a totally silly and immature thing to do. I doubt you are serious about such a proposal, but if you are, it would be really foolish.

    To echo a previous poster, the med school community can be much smaller than you imagine. To write such a letter could definitely end up having ramifications -- either for residency, or perhaps even now at a school where you have been accepted, or are waiting on acceptance. I have several friends on admissions committees now, and more often than not, it is the behavior in a more casual setting that gets applicants rejected at the interview stage, rather than behavior during the actual interview itself. People do and say amazing things in between interviews, talking to other students, etc., and if it's objectionable enough, it gets back to the committee. It would be extremely easy for any school to find out where you've been accepted, or where you've interviewed, and within a few minutes they could correspond with the Deans at each of those schools. I'm not sure if that is a chance you really feel like taking because of injured pride.
  8. brickmanli

    brickmanli Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    I don't think Admissions will care much about the letter to remember it four years from now, but either way, it's a pointless endeavor. It's worse when you vent and they ignore you.
  9. tBw

    tBw totally deluded 7+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2001
    infront of an iMac
    You should ask yourself what you want to get out of writing such a letter:

    If you want to vent pent-up emotions, try a healthier outlet (eg go to the gym)

    If you want to genuinely upset or scare the admissions folk, see a therapist

    If you want to write because you just like writing letters, write to your congressman instead (eg about the deplorable corruption of the health insurance industry)

    If you want to because you need to spend 34c cos AMCAS didn't cost enough, donate the money to charity

    If you have any other motivations, post them and I will be glad to give you an alternative/healthier course of action...
  10. katiep

    katiep Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2001
    Another option, is to write a POLITE letter to those schools saying that you got into other schools -- maybe even mention some names -- but that you had hoped to be considered at that school, and if they would reconsider your application, you would be most grateful. Also mention why you believe they should consider you.

    Of course, if you'd rather go to the schools you were accepted at, then this whole thread is rather silly.
  11. Keith

    Keith Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 27, 2001
    East Bay, California
    speaking of a "certain school in nashville", i got a fat rejection from them post-secondary. i heard from another applicant during one of my interviews that vandy is ultra elitist and won't consider you if your from a "no name school" even though your stats are above their averages. anyone hear the same?
  12. idiot

    idiot Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 8, 2001

    Can you provide any examples of "objectionable" comments made by students during an interview weekend that got back to the committee and ended in their rejection? We are always told we're not being evaluated during down time.

  13. E'01

    E'01 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2001
  14. mma

    mma Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2001
    Houston, TX
    My friends who have been on adcoms or student hosts or tour guides always say that during off hours while on interview days:

    1. Don't act like a freak. If you are under the radar, that's fine. But if you're in any way negatively egregious, that is bad.

    2. Be polite and considerate. Rude people do get reported to the adcoms. And very often rude people do not get into med school.

    3. Remember that everyone is on the adcom, whether they say so or not. If they are already a part of the institution, they have say as to who will join them.

    I also hope your whiny and crass co-interviewee was reported. He probably was...

    And, in regards to the original post, if you've gotten into better schools, why waste anyone's time with an obnoxious letter? What good would it do? Adcoms are not going to reconsider or second-guess their decision based on your other acceptances. They decided, for whatever reason, justified or not, that you would not be a good fit for their school. It does not feel great, but it should be made up for by being accepted to school you prefer to go to. Just move on. It is not important in the grand scheme of things.

    Good luck!

  15. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000

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