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Mail Acknowledgement letters; What do they mean?

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I got 3 rejections and 2 acknowledgement letters. I didn't even know about acknowledgement letters, can someone please explain to me what they mean? I m confused does this mean we have to write them back, express interest, does this mean we will most likely get invite?
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They mean nothing really, mostly automated messages sent to everyone that applies, not all progs send them anyway.
all you should care about are Interviews and Rejections.
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They are better than an automatic rejection. But still, they mean nothing as Lena said.
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Hi everyone,
I got 3 rejections and 2 acknowledgement letters. I didn't even know about acknowledgement letters, can someone please explain to me what they mean? I m confused does this mean we have to write them back, express interest, does this mean we will most likely get invite?
Please help
Did you mean like this letter??
"We are pleased to find your application for our Internal Medicine Residency
Program among our applicants. We believe we have an outstanding educational
program, and are glad that you are interested in learning more.

We are busy reviewing applications and trying to be as efficient as possible
when extending our invitations. Please do not interpret the silence from us
over the next month to be lack of interest."
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Did you mean like this letter??
"We are pleased to find your application for our Internal Medicine Residency
Program among our applicants. We believe we have an outstanding educational
program, and are glad that you are interested in learning more.

We are busy reviewing applications and trying to be as efficient as possible
when extending our invitations. Please do not interpret the silence from us
over the next month to be lack of interest."
what an empty message, pretending to say something..
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Did you mean like this letter??
"We are pleased to find your application for our Internal Medicine Residency
Program among our applicants. We believe we have an outstanding educational
program, and are glad that you are interested in learning more.

We are busy reviewing applications and trying to be as efficient as possible
when extending our invitations. Please do not interpret the silence from us
over the next month to be lack of interest."
I got the same letter this morning! lol.
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I got the same letter this morning! lol.
so, what such messages mean? just an automated message ?or its mean that the program is interested in the application??
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so, what such messages mean? just an automated message ?or its mean that the program is interested in the application??
I want to know that too because at the end it says "Please do not interpret the silence from us over the next month to be lack of interest". Can anyone explain???
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Did you mean like this letter??
"We are pleased to find your application for our Internal Medicine Residency
Program among our applicants. We believe we have an outstanding educational
program, and are glad that you are interested in learning more.

We are busy reviewing applications and trying to be as efficient as possible
when extending our invitations. Please do not interpret the silence from us
over the next month to be lack of interest."
it means your application is among the thousands to be reviewed. they are asking you to give them time. usually they will send another message 2-3 weeks or more later, but it could either be a rejection or an invitation letter.

this message is the same as an acknowledge letter - they received your app & going to review it.
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