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Old 12-05-2013
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Communication Contacting residency programs for an interview

Could some one please tell me what I could say in an email to express interest in a program in the hopes of getting an interview??

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Most program co-ordinators (PCs) i spoke to bluntly said that they don't have the time to reply to emails they get everyday, the overwhelming majority from applicants somehow trying to express genuine interest in their program. And although the season is not over yet, most places have booked the vast majority of their interview slots. That said, cancellations happen just as easily and suddenly! So you never know....

Your best bet would be to give the program a call and say something like "I hate to bother you at such a busy time and i'm sure you get many such calls in a day, but if i could kindly request 2 mins of your time, i'll be grateful"
Even then, most PCs will be pretty blunt with you (not to take it personally, but they are just trained now to give the same answer to all 20 callers).

An email is more likely to get buried in the pile.....just my 2 cents!
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