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THOSE WHO GOT OFF THE WAITLIST!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by CityIvy, Jun 27, 2001.

  1. CityIvy

    CityIvy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    THis message is for anyone who got off a waitlist....how did you do it? Was there anything special you did? Please share your stories! Thanks
     
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  3. yigit

    yigit Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    If you apply late, expect to be put on the waitlist. I took the August MCAT and every school I interviewed at except one put me on a waitlist. I sent thank yous and a letter saying I was still interested and I ended up getting into every school.
     
  4. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I sent interest and update letters, as well as an additional letter of recommendation. I definitely think this helped. Good luck!
     
  5. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    It's not a matter of applying late as yigit has kindly shared..... So he's wrong in that part of his response.... it's a matter of when your entire application packet is complete.
     
  6. BigBadBix

    BigBadBix Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I sent an update/interest letter telling the school they were my top choice (it was true in my case, although I suppose you could just say that :) ).

    If you know of any weak areas of your application, perhaps try to highlight them. For instance, I knew my clinical experience was lacking. So in my letter I described some of the clinical experiences I'd had since my interview.

    I don't know if that helped or not, but I'm sure it's worth a shot.

    Good luck...I'm sure you'll hear something soon!
     

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