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Sample Letter which can be used after getting an interview call

 

Dear Dr. White,

 

I would like to thank you very much for considering me for interview at your prestigious program. It would be a matter of great honor for me to have the opportunity of visiting your program.  

I am very hopeful that I will be able to fulfill your professional requirements and I will try my level best to maintain the highest standards and prestige of your program. I will call your coordinator Ms. Linda Hamilton today and will schedule an interview date with her.

I am looking forward to meet with you and your faculty.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Your Name, MD

USMLE ID: 123456

 

 


 

Sample Letter which can be used after getting an interview call

 

 

Dear Dr. Green,

Thank you very much for selecting me to have an interview at your program. It would be a great pleasure for me to have the opportunity to visit your program, meet with the faculty, and discuss your professional requirements and my career goals.

I have contacted your coordinator Ms. White and scheduled [date] for the interview.

I am looking forward to meet with you.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Your Name, MD

USMLE ID: 123456

 


Sample (Thank you Letter)

 

Dear Dr. England,

I would like to thank you for my interview on [Date] and giving me the opportunity to observe the program. In my interviews with you, Dr. London and Dr. Yellow, I learnt a lot about various aspects of the program especially the clinical, educational and academic opportunities that are provided during residency and was highly impressed.

I really appreciate the efforts made by your coordinator Ms._________ and the residents in welcoming me and answering all my questions in detail. I liked the professional attitude, the academic environment and the friendly working atmosphere of the program. The emphasis laid on teamwork was quite visible and positively affected my view of the program. I was impressed by the commitment of your team to health care. Dedication and enthusiasm was evident in the house staff and the faculty. Your program curriculum reflects the highest academic standards of the teaching staff and the mentor-like attitude towards the residents. 

I am very much interested in your program and I would definitely like to do my residency at your center. The program has all the necessary tools required to shape and nurture a successful career in [specific field] and ideally suits my personality and career goals. I plan to rank your program at the top of my rank order list and I hope that you will also keep my application in mind. 

Thank you again for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Your Name, MD

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Sample (Thank you Letter)

 

Dear Dr. ------,

 

             I hope you are doing well. I wanted to thank you for taking the time to meet with me last Monday.

            I really enjoyed our conversation and appreciate the interest you took in my research work. I also appreciate the time you took to brief me in such detail about the program. You were very kind and considerate. I would like to take this opportunity to

re-iterate my strong interest in your program. Many different aspects of your program, in particular, its emphasis on research, impressed me.

          I also enjoyed the time with the fellow Dr. R-----, and was particularly impressed by the level of camaraderie amongst the various faculty members. Ms. Residency co-ordinator was also very kind and helpful. I thank you again for your precious time, and look forward to the possibility of training and expanding my research endeavors at your institution.

 If you have any questions, please contact me via e-mail or phone.

 

Sincerely,

DJ, MD

 


Sample (Thank you Letter)

 

Jan 13, 2008
 
 

Dear Dr. -------,

Thank you for the opportunity to visit with you and see your program last Tuesday. It was really nice to meet you and talk to you about the residency program. 

I really liked the program and the way the three years are designed. I really liked the fact that the program is very strong clinically . I talked to the residents after my interviews and I was impressed by how happy they are at blah blah program. 

I wanted to update you on something that I forgot to mention when I met you. I just found out that another one of my abstracts titled ------------------------ was accepted for a poster presentation at annual ______ meeting, which will be held in December.

If you have any questions, please email or call me. Again, thank you for your hospitality during my visit and for all your efforts to arrange my visit. 

 

Sincerely,
 


Sample Letter (Request for a second look)

 

 

Dear Dr. Black,

 

I hope that you will be doing fine. I am done with my interviews and nowadays I am preparing my rank order list as the final days of the long awaited match are approaching. I had nine interviews in total and it was an easy decision for me to select my top program. I have no doubt in saying that your program was the best among all of them.

I am very interested in visiting your program for a second time, if possible, before submitting my final rank order list. In my second visit I would like to spend some more time with the residents in addition to meeting with the faculty members. I would also like to attend the morning rounds and shadow a senior resident for some time to get acquainted with the environment of your program.

I shall be very thankful if you can allow me to have a second look at your program.

 

Sincerely,

 

Your Name, MD

USMLE ID: 123456

 


Sample Letter (can be sent during the final match days)

 

 

Dear Dr. Purple,

I hope that you will be doing fine. I am done with my interviews and nowadays I am preparing my rank order list as the final days of the long awaited match are approaching. I interviewed at several different places but in the end it was an easy decision for me to select my top program. I have no doubt in saying that your program was the best among all of them.

I want to bring this to your notice that I am very much interested in your program and I would definitely like to do my residency at your center. The program has all the necessary tools required to shape and nurture a successful career in [specific field] and ideally suits my personality and career goals.

I am a hard working person, who wants to take care of his patients and who can adjust very comfortably in different environments and with new people. I am very positive that I will be welcomed to be part of your team. I have ranked your program at the top of my rank order list and I hope that you will also keep my application in mind.

It would be an honor for me to work at your center and under your supervision. Thank you very much once again for your time and consideration.

A positive response from your side will be highly appreciated.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Your Name, MD

USMLE ID: 12345

 



Sample Letter (can be sent during the final match days)

 


Dear Dr. last name

I hope you are doing great. I have completed my interviews last week. After interviewing at other programs, I am able to say that your program clearly stands out. I will rank your program very highly and I hope you think the same of me. Once again, thank you very much for having me over.

 

Sincerely,

 


 

 
 
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