I had my interview a couple of days ago and am planning on sending the interviewers notes thanking them for their time and consideration. I'm considering other options to help me stand out and would like some advice. The school I applied to gives each applicant scores in three areas gpa, dat, and interview. Those three scores are added up and used to rank each applicant. So a list is made of applicants from most to least qualified. While this is the main tool used to determined who is accepted, admissions committee members can advocate for a student they feel is qualified regardless of overall score. Prior to interview day I had not met the people who interviewed me, but some of the dentists I know are friends with the people who interviewed me. Even though I think I interviewed well I would like to ask the dentists I know to call the interviewers and explain to them why I am a good candidate. I feel that I would make a great addition to the school and what to do everything possible to gain acceptance. I'm somewhat concerned that the interviewer would think that i'm using my relationship with his colleague to gain an unfair advantage. Does anyone know if this is a common practice? Any thoughts or opinions will be greatly appreciated.