MedEdits | Medical School Admissions Consulting

Monday, December 23, 2013


At this point in the application season, I receive many inquiries about how to write letter of intent for medical school. If you are waitlisted at your top-choice school or waiting for the post-interview decision at a medical school you know you will attend if accepted, it is time to get writing! Even for medical schools that don’t release admissions decisions until March, you want to send your letter of intent well before then.
Below is an outline of what information you should include in your letter of intent to your top-choice medical school.
1) Communicate that if you are accepted to the medical school you will attend—but don’t write this if you don’t mean it.
2) Write about the specific reasons you are interested in the medical school. Try to reach beyond the obvious on the home page of the medical school’s website and seek out opportunities that relate to your own interests and accomplishments. For example, if you have a demonstrated interest in global health, find out about the medical school’s global health programs and point out that this school will allow you to develop your already established interest.
3) Express why you are a good fit for the medical school. You can often accomplish this via item #2 if you compose this part of your letter effectively.
If you need help with your letter of intent, please contact us. Read sample letters of intent in The MedEdits Guide to Medical School Admissions. We are also starting to work with clients who are applying to medical school in 2013/2014. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us soon because we will get booked once the next medical school admissions season is underway.
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