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Which schools send out recruitment letters/viewbooks?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Curci, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. Curci

    Curci The Master Chief
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    I know about Wash U, but which other medical schools send out recruitment material? Not counting the podiatric and osteopathic schools, I've gotten a couple of things from a handful of schools suggesting that I apply. I find it funny, because I never thought that the schools had to waste their time/money looking for yet more applicants, and I can barely afford to apply to the schools that I've already selected anyway. ^^; Anyway, I just wanted to know which ones I was missing, so I could complete my collection, you know? :rolleyes: "Gotta catch 'em all!"
     
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  3. efex101

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    Money from secondaries, that is why they send out recruitment letters. But hey you never know, they may actually accept you.
     
  4. Sweet Tea

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    efex-- do you mean that schools use the fees from secondaries as a fund-raising opportunity and not just to process our applications??? i'm SHOCKED!!:eek: :wow:

    ohhh the sarcasm!!!
     
  5. DW

    DW Fix me some sandwiches
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    two varieties of letters:
    if you pass some magic MCAT threshold, then some schools are sending letters to encourage you to apply (numbers obsessed wash u for one)
    or, if you are a URM, the "hard up for minorities schools" as someone described might send you something (dartmouth for one).

    I've gotten some of both, but i say proceed with caution, there seems to be an obvious financial motivation . but thats really weird they would go through the trouble of sending those things out, i wonder what the percentage of those kids who get letters even apply to the school.
     
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    University of Pennsylvania sent me some stuff unsolicited. They were nice enough to reject me quickly afterwards, though.
     
  7. LoveDoc

    LoveDoc Respect the Rhesus Monkey
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    Regardless of who originated the comment "hard up for minorities", I find the phrase rude. Those type of comments are why non-URMs are not accepted into primarily minority schools. After all these years we just can't seem to get along. Why do people still feel inferior? For the most part I find this board extremely helpful. I find the occasional racial slurs deplorable.


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  8. DW

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    :confused:
     
  9. Bikini Princess

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    :confused: we're talking about schools, not people..?
     
  10. efex101

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    Huh? what was wrong with saying that some schools are in desperate need of URM's (aka hard up), he he.
     

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