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MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: INCREASE YOUR CHANCES IN THE WINTER MONTHS

  I encourage applicants to think of the medical school admissions process as fluid. Assuming you are not accepted to your top choice school right off the bat, it is important to provide medical schools with more evidence that you are an excellent candidate. What can you do to convince a top choice medical school…


MedEdits Releases New Residency Match Book! How To Be an All-Star Residency Match Applicant: From the First Year of Medical School to Match Day.

The competition to get a residency is fierce. In 2013, more than 34,000 residency applicants competed for only 26,392 positions. What can you do to make yourself a more competitive applicant? How To Be an All-Star Residency Match Applicant is a concise and straightforward guide which is perfect for the busy medical student and residency…


Thank You Notes: Email or Hand Written?

  I recommend that applicants email thank you notes. Why? Everyone in academic medicine is now “connected” and checks email incessantly. Email communications also present the possibility of starting a dialogue between you and your interviewer. An email thank you note can also be saved and filed. A written thank you note, on the other…


Medical School and Residency Thank You Notes

Around this time of year, my clients start asking me about the ideal way to write thank you notes after their residency and medical school interviews. The first question most ask is, “Should I write a thank you note?” The answer to this is always “yes” with two exceptions: For multiple mini interviews (MMIs) it…


>Medical School Interview Thank You Notes

>I recently blogged about residency interview thank you notes and realize that a similar entry would be useful for medical school applicants. In general, the same rules apply and, while these notes demostrate respect, they are never used to evaluate your candidacy. It is acceptable to compose a hand written note or to send an email if…


Residency Interview Thank You Notes

January 23rd, 2015 I receive many queries from clients regarding thank you notes after residency interviews. The most recent program directors survey done by the National Residency Matching Program suggests that such follow up notes do not impact ranking but I still recommend that applicants send them. Expressing gratitude suggests that you are courteous and professional and therefore I…