Letter of Intent ?

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  1. Sammmeyeam

    Sammmeyeam Senior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I was just wondering what to say in a letter of intent?

    Thanks
     
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  3. BushBaby

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    A letter of intent to where? a medical school? what are you trying to say in the letter? :confused:
     
  4. Aoshi

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    I just got back from an interview where I asked an interview how ad coms look at letters of intent. He said that it's been done so often that the committee doesn't bother taking them seriously anymore. He even cautioned that some committee members have become so cynical in thinking that a letter of intent is never sincere but just a tool to get an acceptance that they look down on those kinds of letters.

    So my suggestion...write at your own risk.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Aoshi:
    <strong>I just got back from an interview where I asked an interview how ad coms look at letters of intent. He said that it's been done so often that the committee doesn't bother taking them seriously anymore. He even cautioned that some committee members have become so cynical in thinking that a letter of intent is never sincere but just a tool to get an acceptance that they look down on those kinds of letters.

    So my suggestion...write at your own risk.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">If by letter of intent you mean the fabled "please accept me/here are my accomplishments this year" letter, some schools (e.g. UCSF, Cornell) highly recommend that you send this letter and it becomes an important part of your file. It also helps if you can tactfully indicate that the school is your first choice since they are more likely to accept you if they know you would definitely matriculate. I would suggest that you check with the particular school before sending.
     
  6. EpiII

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    What is being asked about here is a letter that states, "If you accept me, I definitely promise to attend your school". This was described a couple of months ago on this site. The idea being that the school might be more likely to accept applicants that will definitely attend the school to eliminate the rash of declinations soon to come.
     
  7. Doctora Foxy

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    Can somebody please explain what exactly is a letter of intent? I had never heard of it before SDN. Is it a legal document in any way? For example, let's say you have had one interview, you write a letter of intent to that school, and then find out you have another interview and you change your mind later on. Is that illegal, or just mean <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ?

    I would guess that it's different from an update letter based on previous posts.
     
  8. WaitingImpatiently

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    A "letter of intent" is exactly what was described in the post before yours-- an unofficial letter that states your desire to attend that school.

    For example, if a school puts you on hold, you might write a letter to the ADCOM saying that you WILL go to that school if you get taken.
     
  9. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Sammmeyeam:
    <strong>Hi guys,

    I was just wondering what to say in a letter of intent?

    Thanks</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I actually listed everything I like about the school and a few things about why I was good for the school. I think that is more than most people write, but I really wanted to make an impression on them.
     

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