If you are wait listed at one of your top choices, or you have not heard from them yet, it is important to write a medical school letter of intent expressing your sincere interest in attending. Medical schools want applicants who want them! You should be aggressive in contacting schools and writing letter’s of intent.
The following information can be helpful in a medical school letter of intent:
- An updated on your application since you interviewed
- An updated on your upcoming plans
- An explanation of why the school is your top choice
- Something very memorable from your interview
Remember to really dig deep into why the school is your top choice. Think back to your interview day and find specific examples of things that stood out. Reference your interviewers and how you may have connected with them. Finally, find an advocate such as your premed advisor, professor, or mentor can call the admissions office of the school you are interested to offer support for your candidacy. Remember, this medical school letter of intent cannot be generic. If you want it to truly help your candidacy, you must present something unique and memorable in the letter.