It's not a letter of intent unless you agree to matriculate!!!

  • Please review the updated member agreement. Included is a new statement supporting the scientific method and evidence-based medicine. Claims or statements about disease processes should reference widely accepted scientific resources. Theoretical medical speculation is encouraged as part of the overall scientific process. However, unscientific statements that promote unfounded ideological positions or agendas may be removed.
  • Free admissions webinar for pre-vets! “Apply Smarter” Webinar

unicorn06

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Oct 2, 2005
279
0
Status
This has been bothering me. In many different threads, people talk about writing letters of intent when they really mean letters of interest. A LETTER OF INTENT SAYS YOU INTEND TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL IF OFFERED ADMISSION. This letter goes to your one top choice. A letter of interest reaffirms your interest in the school and how great a fit you'd be for the school, etc. but does not promise that you will attend or label the school as your single top choice. A letter of interest can be sent to multiple schools.

Just wanted to set the record straight... :cool:
 

chandelantern

MSI at Mayo in August!
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jul 17, 2005
400
2
Status
unicorn06 said:
This has been bothering me. In many different threads, people talk about writing letters of intent when they really mean letters of interest. A LETTER OF INTENT SAYS YOU INTEND TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL IF OFFERED ADMISSION. This letter goes to your one top choice. A letter of interest reaffirms your interest in the school and how great a fit you'd be for the school, etc. but does not promise that you will attend or label the school as your single top choice. A letter of interest can be sent to multiple schools.

Just wanted to set the record straight... :cool:
Just out of curiousity, do you actually say in the letter Re: Letter of Intent or Re: Letter of Interest? Or is this post just regarding using correct language on SDN?
 

minnie2240

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Nov 3, 2005
197
0
Status
Pre-Medical
Is it ok to write a letter of intent post-interview but pre-waitlist?

My interview only went so-so, so I thought Id write them an email telling them its my first choice & why.
 

dajimmers

Hedgehog!
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
May 21, 2005
975
0
37
Ann Arbor, MI
Status
Medical Student
For the letter of interest: how many of you are doing this, to what schools are you sending it, and does it matter whether or not you do?

I've got three schools (Harvard, Penn, Duke) that won't get back to me until March. I'm just wondering if it's common/expected/necessary to send letters of interest to any or all of these schools? I really am interested in all three, but I don't want to annoy them or do something that may actually lower my chances of an acceptance...
 
About the Ads