When to send updates?

MDPedigree

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    Okay guys, so I have some substantial updates I can send to med schools. One of them is a link to a publication (I vaguely mentioned in my AMCAS that my second author paper had been published, but I did not have a link yet) as well as being hired to a pretty high profile non-medical job (at one of the world's top companies, google for example).

    My question is, should I send this update to schools now? I already have some interviews coming up (have not attended any) so I was thinking maybe I could send those to the schools post interview as an update? or maybe save them as a waitlist update if I do get waitlisted?

    And what about the schools I have yet to hear back from? If I do send them now, I feel like I won't have much to updates them on later like if I'm on the waitlist and need something substantial. I am in a gap year so I wont have grades or anything.

    Thanks guys!
     

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      If you're already getting interviews, I'd say save it for post-interview at those schools so have substance and show your interest.

      As for pre-interview, you'll have to check each school for how receptive they are to pre-interview updates. Some are outright no, some only accept grades, and some have looser requirements.

      Good luck on your interviews and congrats on the cool job!


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      MDPedigree

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        If you're already getting interviews, I'd say save it for post-interview at those schools so have substance and show your interest.

        As for pre-interview, you'll have to check each school for how receptive they are to pre-interview updates. Some are outright no, some only accept grades, and some have looser requirements.

        Good luck on your interviews and congrats on the cool job!


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        Thank You so much!
         
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