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Letters of Intent.....

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by premedtiger, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. premedtiger

    premedtiger Member
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    I am about to write one of these to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine...is there anything particular that I should include, and is there anyone who wants to give me any ideas that helped you get off a waiting list???
     
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  3. biodork444

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    I just wrote one. I am not sure it will help. But I just wanted them to know specific things I liked about the program and talked more about why I wanted to be a physician and why I felt it was imperative that I do it at that school. You may also want to include anything you have been doing since they interviewed you if there is anything new. I don;t know, i just figure showing interest can't be a bad thing. The guy I sent it to, emailed me today and said he added it to my file..but I don;t really know if that means anything, at least he read it.

    good luck
     
  4. Trekkie963

    Trekkie963 Senior Member
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    If you've accomplished anything exciting since you submitted your application, you should mention that. Otherwise, just succinctly state your interest in the school. If your letter ends up being about a paragraph long, that is good.
     
  5. lolli

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    Hey guys,
    What do you think is too long for a LOI? Is 2 pages pushing it?
     
  6. jlee9531

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    hmm...just dont go over 2 pages...
     
  7. LP1CW

    LP1CW Senior Member
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    I always think that less is more. You can be succinct. These are busy people. Say what you need to say and say it clearly. Be straight with them. Tell that if given the chance you will attend their school and that you will work hard to make a meaningful contribution to their school.
     
  8. honsano

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    Just for future reference, when do people usually send in LOI's? Is it if you have been interviewed or waitlisted or still waiting for an answer after your interview etc. ?
     

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