Winter is over, along with Med School interviews. Spring has come with a anticipation and worries about whether or not a letter or email will arrive concerning an acceptance or rejection for Medical School. At this point if you haven’t received an interview to some of your schools it might mean that you will not be accepted this cycle. Although if you had interviews and haven’t heard back or have been wait listed by a few of your schools, even though it’s May there is still hope. This is what you should be doing to get your spot for this class cycle.
Now that it’s May students who have already received their Acceptance letters must make a decision about which schools they would like to go to and which schools to turn down their seat offer. What this means for the rest of the applicants is that there is now more space for acceptances. If you have been wait listed or have been placed on hold, this is a chance to get your spot. If you’re really committed to a school and feel that you are a good fit, let them know! Write a letter of intent to admissions at this school. It’s just to remind them that you care about this one school in particular and you are committed to doing what you need to, to get an acceptance.
Do not send these to every school, only to the one school that is your top priority. In your letter let them know that if you’re given an acceptance that you will attend. Again, do not write this if you don’t mean it. Explain to the admissions team why you want to be a part of this school in particular and why it’s a great fit for you. Discuss all the different aspects that you love about the school, any professors, courses, research opportunities and what you can contribute back. Now that you’ve talked about the school, talk about yourself. Explain to them what you’ve been doing since you applied and fill them in on the details that are now missing from your application. If you started EMT training, let them know! This is also the perfect time to strengthen the weak points in your application.
This isn’t a guarantee that you’ll get off the wait list but at least it draws attention back to you and your application. This is one of the moments that you actually have a little more control in your application. If you feel that this letter didn’t help then just start working on your second cycle application and make this cycle the one you get in! If you’ve written a letter of intent let me know the outcome! Good Luck!