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Hey guys,

So, I'm sure we've all heard that knowing the right people can get your foot into doors that even high scores can't do for you. My question is, how does one begin this process? For those who have been successful, would love to hear some stories of how you were able to meet certain individuals, and if that helped you out during the application/interview process.

I've tried cold emailing without any luck, but I've only sent a few so I should probably start that up again. I'm guessing I should take a stab at attending a conference/symposium of the specialty I'm interested in as well?

Thanks.
 

HooliganSnail

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You go to them and do a rotation.

This is called AUDITIONING.

Sign up for a rotation. Then meet them.
 
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Connections are made face to face not by cold-emailing strangers. Just showing up to a conference isn't the way to do it either. For instance you need a mentor or local faculty member to introduce you or have a poster or presentation that will put you out there.


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