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Still no interviews. Do you think that's a good idea to email PDs directly? Do we email the coordinator or the MD. PD?

What do we say in the email? So we just outright say "I would like to request to attend an interview"? Or just say "I am highly interested in your program and awaiting your response." Did you give reasons why you're interested in their program in particular?

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I wrote about this at patriciaserranomd.wordpress.com I hope it answers your questions.
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I sent an email to the email listed in the contact information page on ERAS. Most emails seem to be that of the Program Coordinators, but I did address it to the Program Director.

Told them that I was still interested...

I got a reject from one of those programs I contacted yesterday...
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I got an interview from one PD I emailed (you should send the email to both the PD and the PC).

At the very least, you are likely to get an answer, which is better than being in the dark.
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I got an interview from one PD I emailed (you should send the email to both the PD and the PC).

At the very least, you are likely to get an answer, which is better than being in the dark.
After my nice email, I received this from a PD:

"If your application meets criteria, it will be further reviewed. More than that I cannot say or promise. I do hope that you understand."

Sounds to me, it is not going to happen. They seem to have criteria and I have already met that criteria. So, not all emails are good actually. That's what I call (F up situation)
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After my nice email, I received this from a PD:

"If your application meets criteria, it will be further reviewed. More than that I cannot say or promise. I do hope that you understand."

Sounds to me, it is not going to happen. They seem to have criteria and I have already met that criteria. So, not all emails are good actually. That's what I call (F up situation)
My point is, you can do no harm by politely expressing your interest. This has helped me get at least one interview, and many others have posted about their positive experiences. Those places that you are good enough for but didn't invite you for one reason or another (e.g. IMG status) may consider inviting you because of this.

If you get a rejection or a vague message, you weren't going to get interviewed there anyway.
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that's good! that means that somebody read your email and look at your applications. Sucks that they don't want you but from the dozens of programs you prob applied to don't expect they all want you.

Every program knows what they are looking for and just because that's not you doesn't mean you are not good. I always go back to thinking why it's called "The Match". So hope you didn't think you got rejected because you emailed them...

I also prefered a rejection over not knowing anything. Rejections are going to happen. I lost count when I got around 20.

Now as a personal choice I didn't use the emails listed on ERAS or emailed Program Coordinators. As far as I know they don't chose who gets interviewed. And I prefered to find the email of the PDs as I express in my blog that sometimes it requiered a lot of googling to find it....

But hey, I might be tot wrong about this whole process so if you think using those emailes is better go for it. They point is do not loose hope and keep working on getting opportunities open up!

Good luck!

(I'm rushing so sorry if I made grammar or spelling mistakes)

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I sent an email to the email listed in the contact information page on ERAS. Most emails seem to be that of the Program Coordinators, but I did address it to the Program Director.

Told them that I was still interested...

I got a reject from one of those programs I contacted yesterday...
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Yes, thats my opinion too

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My point is, you can do no harm by politely expressing your interest. This has helped me get at least one interview, and many others have posted about their positive experiences. Those places that you are good enough for but didn't invite you for one reason or another (e.g. IMG status) may consider inviting you because of this.

If you get a rejection or a vague message, you weren't going to get interviewed there anyway.
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