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MD Is it appropriate to send a letter of intent/interest before an interview offer?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Boondock21, 10.01.14.

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  1. Boondock21

    Boondock21 2+ Year Member

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    What schools seem to respond well to letters of intent/interest?
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    To profess undying love before you have even met, smacks of obsession. I can't imagine anyone is flattered by this.
     
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    Lamel 2+ Year Member

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    I'd like to bump this thread. I am sort of in a slump when it comes to interviews (had a bunch early on but haven't heard anything much since). I have been lucky enough to get accepted already, so I was wondering if I should send an update letter/letter of interest to some of my top choice schools (I can speak of some summer activities and/or continued activities). Would this be helpful in nudging an interview in my favor? Is this the right time?


    Edit: This thread should probably be in pre-allo...
     
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    zzxxzz 2+ Year Member

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    My understanding is this: if you have significant changes to your primary app (pub, new awesome job, Nobel Prize), you can submit an update letter. Otherwise, you're wasting the adcom's time.
     
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    This should be in pre-allo.

    Anyways, most people seem to agree that Letters of Interest are pretty worthless. Letters of Intent, on the other hand, CAN matter if you've been waitlisted post interview and are trying to get off the waitlist.
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Only if you have been accepted to a better or cheaper school. Otherwise we already know you will come if accepted.
     
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    How would you interpret a non-binding contract from a desperate applicant?

    Anyways, most people seem to agree that Letters of Interest are pretty worthless. Letters of Intent, on the other hand, CAN matter if you've been waitlisted post interview and are trying to get off the waitlist.[/QUOTE]
     

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