• SDN Site Updates

    Hey everyone! The site will be down for approximately 2 hours on Thursday, August 5th for site updates.

  • How To ACE Your Medical School Interview

    In this webinar hosted by SDN with experts from BeMo Academic Consulting, you will learn a simple five-step process to help you translate your interview invitation into an acceptance.

jetjulia

Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Oct 19, 2003
27
0
Status (Visible)
I'm one of the folk going crazy waiting to hear from CU (should be happening mid March). On my transcript, I have several withdrawls over the course of two semesters during which time my mother got cancer and I had to help out with my older metally ill/developmentally delayed brother. I explained it in my application essay, but I did not bring it up during the interview. Now I'm regretting that I didn't say something, and I'm thinking about sending them a letter explaining it. Does it even matter at this point? Should I just wait until I find out if I've been accepted/waitlisted/rejected?

Also, CU's my top pick...when should I send the letter of intent?
 

Bones2008

waiting for retirement
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Oct 19, 2003
551
0
Status (Visible)
  1. Medical Student
If you mentioned it in your personal statement, they already know. If they interviewed you, they don't care.
 

snapdad

Rock and Roll Doctor
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Oct 31, 2003
607
0
Status (Visible)
  1. Non-Student
CU's my top pick too...I definitely understand about waiting for the decision.

I've given this same question a lot of thought because I'm in the exact same situation with withdrawals. Honestly, I'd wait to see what your status is after they start giving out decisions. Bones2008 is right -- if you had the explanation in your personal statement, they took that into consideration when scoring your app. Your app's already been scored by the admissions committee, and sending something now probably won't make a difference. If you get accepted, then there's no need to send them more info. However, if it turns out you're waitlisted after the decisions come out, that might be a good time to send them something (e.g., a letter of intent) that puts a good spin on your application, your circumstances, and your desire to go there.
 
About the Ads

jlee9531

J,A,S
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Nov 25, 2002
5,470
8
CA
fantasysports.yahoo.com
Status (Visible)
  1. Attending Physician
yes if the topic did not come up during the interviews and it was an open file interview...then most likely you did a fine job explaining your case in your personal statement and they did not need to get any more explanations from you.
 
F

ForensicPath

The topic of this thread conjures of the image of someone sitting in an interview shaking, sweating, and craving some heroin.
 

snapdad

Rock and Roll Doctor
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Oct 31, 2003
607
0
Status (Visible)
  1. Non-Student
Originally posted by ForensicPath
The topic of this thread conjures of the image of someone sitting in an interview shaking, sweating, and craving some heroin.

You mean they're not all like that? ;)
 

jetjulia

Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Oct 19, 2003
27
0
Status (Visible)
Well, I did highlight the fact that my addiction to smack would help me relate better to urban populations while scratching at the absess in my arm.:D
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 17 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.