sending supplemental material to medschools

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  1. cp00739

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    does anyone know if you can send supplemental material to medical schools to add to your admissions portfolio?

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  3. The Philosopher

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    I would only send the required materials asked for on the supplemental application: basically, just answer the questions and send letters of recs in.

    Other materials would probably be best sent after an interview, or even better, if you're waitlisted.

    But, I don't think it's a good idea to put in a resume, newspaper articles about yourself, etc. I guess it just depends what you had in mind, but it's usually best to just give em what they want and nothing more.
     
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    I agree with philosopher.
     
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    does this include publications?
     
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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 Tweetie_bird:
    <strong>does this include publications?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I'd say yes. Many schools will just toss anything that they don't specifically ask for. Besides, ADCOM members are quite busy people, and I'd bet very few would make the time to read said publications. I'd say save yourself the postage.
     
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    Don't send anything big. But if have a special talent, try to work it into your essays or interviews. For my essays at Dartmouth and Pritzker, I put one of the poems I wrote which remotely related to the questions (what else can you tell about yourself?). Surprisingly I was interviewed by both schools with less than stellar stats and just got pulled off the waitlist at Dartmouth. I think it's good to be original, but just don't go off the board and send them gigantic rubber band balls.
     

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