Wanting to help....

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by NurseyK, Apr 22, 2001.

  1. NurseyK

    NurseyK Bunny-Slave
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    Oct 12, 2000
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    Attending Physician
    I have a co-worker (read: subordinate) who has been going thru the whole medschool process also. After 3 attempts at applying, he has finally received a few interviews and has been accepted to ONE school. Problem - not the school he really wants to attend (fiance and him are not too hot on the school, location, etc., etc.). He was Alternate Listed at the school he REALLY wants to attend (and a school that I have already been accepted to and am coming to the conclusion that I will attend this Fall). Where's my question, you ask? Welp...he's going to write a nice kissy-butt letter to AdCom of said school. I was thinking about calling school and talking to Admissions Coordinator: #1) I can smooch up myself and say thanks for the acceptance; #2) I am technically his Supervisor and can vouch for him/provide another reference.

    Any takers?

    Kat [​IMG]
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  2. Cottontop

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    Dec 6, 2000
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    Nursey K,

    First of all congratulations!!! I was an FNP prior to medical school and I can empathize with many of your posts. As for your colleague, I would hold off on any intervention. It may not be necessary, and you have no idea what the thought process was that resulted in his being "wait listed" as opposed to being accepted out right. Depending on the school you are planning to attend, many of the interview committee members will be your professors very soon, and any "additional" input from you at this time might be interpreted as something "more" than it is; a friend helping a friend.

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