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Wording of the letter of intent

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by CuddlyKumquat, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. CuddlyKumquat

    CuddlyKumquat simply scrumpcious
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    Aug 20, 2004
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    How do you word the letter of intent?

    Dr Sir,

    I will go to your school if you let me in off the waitlist. Please let me in. Please. Pretty please?


    the kumquat

    :smuggrin: ???
  2. Chinorean

    Chinorean Senior Member
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    Jun 21, 2005
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    Dear Committee on Admissions,

    After extensive research on different medical school programs, it is clear to me that the ____________ school of medicine is the best place for me to obtain a medical education. Although I am currently on the waitlist, I am writing to let you know that this is my first choice and I have a sincere desire to study medicine at ________. Please reconsider my application.

    Something like that. You should also send them any interesting updates, like a great transcript or award.
  3. Dear X SOM Committee on Admissions,

    After researching several different medical school programs, I truly believe the X SOM is the perfect fit for me. <briefly explain why...> Although I am currently in a competitive pool of applicants, if accepted to your school I will withdraw my applications from all other medical schools to accept your offer.


    hmm... a little confused on how to word the "I promise I'll attend your school if you accept me" part.
  4. pagemmapants

    pagemmapants Unknown Member
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    Jul 7, 2005
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    Attending Physician
    Were I to be offered a position at school X, I would not hesitate to withdraw my application from all other programs and matriculate at school X.
  5. jebus

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    Aug 22, 2005
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    Cut out the unnecessary stuff.
    If accepted, I will matriculate at school X.
    To the OP: You should buy "On Writing Well" by William Zinsser and "The Elements of Style" by E.B. White and William Strunk. They are invaluable for writing these kinds of formal letters.

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