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People who wrote letters of interest - help pls.

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  1. Apparition

    Apparition 1K Member
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    I wrote a letter to a top choice that waitlisted me and I'm afraid to send it in case I put something there that's inappropriate for the letter. Could someone who wrote a letter of interest to a school and who knows what normally goes there read mine? I don't need any proofreading, it's just the content I'm worried about. Ughh, I hate how indecisive this process makes me!!!

    Thanks.
     
  2. annamarie

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    I'll take a look at it if you want. I can help with the grammar too (english major here!).

    Just PM it to me if you want.
     
  3. 45408

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    I'm about to write one. :( I'm really getting antsy about my grades now, because I want to send a good grade update.
     
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    if you still need someone for content/grammar check pm me. Good luck
     
  5. snowgirl

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    so how does that work? do you send a large envelope containing both the letter of intent/interest you wrote and an official transcript?
     
  6. chandelantern

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    When I sent an update letter/LOI I wrote the letter, then had a page of updates, including just listing my last quarter classes and grades. I suppose if you wanted to wait (and pay?) to get an official transcript you could, but I don't think it's necessary.
     
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    Are you sure that an official transcript isnt better to send??
     
  8. DrHuang

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    1st paragraph: thanks for the interview, im excited about attending, blah blah blah, its my first choice

    2nd and 3rd para if you need it: i like this this and this about your school.

    end paragraph: this this and this are only a few reasons why its youre my first choice, blah blah blah, will matriculate if i get in, hope to be part of the "insert med school name here" family next year

    thats the basic gist of mine
     
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    i have two top choices...can u send letter of intent to two schools or just one?
     
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    If you are wanting to send a letter to two schools I would sent to letters of interest, not intent. Intent letters are basically saying, "If you accept me, I will attend your medical school." It isn't really ethical to "promise" to multiple schools. Interest letters you can say how you strongly you liked the school, etc. I would go with this letter for your two schools.

    Congrats on your top choices! :thumbup:
     
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    I despise the person who first sent these LOI's.
     
  13. phenylalanine

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    I been dying to ask someone about LOIs....

    so do u send one in after you get waitlisted from the school you really want to attend?? or do you send one in after an interview and waiting on the school's decision?
     
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    bumpity bump bump bump
     
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    You can do it either way. But I sent mine in after my interview because I knew that the commitee was going to be reviewing my application. I sent my LOI and thank you letter. That way it may help if during the discussion they knew that they were my #1. I would rather tell them before they discussed me than after they decided to waitlist me.

    I just like to lay it all out! :cool:
     
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    Don't bother. You'd be an idiot to lie about your grades, because most/all med schools require final transcripts prior to matriculation, so they'll find out anyways.
     

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