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DrB said:Do a search on SDN for letter of intent... I was waitlisted at TUN... think it was very helpful as I was just accepted. The idea is that you want to let them know that you will continue to work hard... go to school... work at the hospital... and hope they will let you know any news as to your status on the list.
Also... it doesn't hurt to know that every time you send them a letter... they have to open your file and put it in...
Let them know of any changes that may help you in getting off the waitlist... more MCAT scores... other letters... good grades... work experience...etc I also send a CV and think I was helpful.
adennis said:I don't think so..... I think they really do sound like acts of desperation... or maybe a further desire to sell one's self.. not sure which... I suppose if the ad coms are really sitting on the fence about someone, then adding something to their pot makes it more interesting and maybe more enticing to the school.. however.. repeated letters and additional information added to your file might make you an annoyance rather than an asset.
I am beginning to come to peace.. maybe about the cards I've been dealt at this point. I MAY send a copy of my unofficial transcripts from this last semester to the adcom at the one school where I am "on hold". Much further than that, I am done with selling my soul. A school makes a decision based on such a minute portion of you that they see it's not even funny.. there's never an adequate picture of a candidate.