* Course Fee Includes One Letter of Intent Makeover which will serve as your unique template for the others
When Residency Season Starts, Will You Be a Top Candidate?
Most believe that the chance of getting a residency is a coin flip, about 50 percent for most applicants. But, just like the Framingham Risk Score, there are variables you can change (LOI, recommendations, where you apply) and those you can't (college you attended, grades you've earned already). Under the "Free Resources" section you can find an Excel spreadsheet that can help you ball park your odds and let you know how much work you need to do.
The Letter of Intent Is THE most valuable piece of paper you can create
While your CV and Resume detail the past, it is your Letter of Intent that helps you turn your experiences into a vision of your future. It may seem easy to write a one to two page letter about yourself, but as you start to write it, you realize, "How do I turn 4 years of work and my dreams for the future into a compelling short work?" You would start with a template to help you get words to paper (or keyboard to computer) but then you need professional help, an experienced person who can see what gaps you need to fill and who can edit the work professionally.
You especially need a great LOI if you have some factors stacked against you like a poor college residency match rate or a specific geographic area you need to apply in.
Welcome to the Extreme LOI Makeover.
The purpose of this course is to help you gather the experiences that matter most when presenting yourself to a selection committee so you can work with an editor who can turn a good LOI into a great one. Just like buying a house, when you buy the first one, the consequences of a poor choice can last for years. What you want is to turn your thoughts into a professional quality, attention-grabbing (scanning friendly) letter of intent. This course allows you to become a student of the residency match game (well, it's more like the Hunger Games) so you can reduce your risk of losing a residency you should qualify for. Each section outlines another area that can increase your odds of matching and help you through some of the toughest questions. The penalty for not matching in your graduation year is severe - a 50 percent decrease in your odds.
… let's get to work.
Your support means a lot to me. You have helped me more than you know and I believe I am not the only student that feels that way. Most importantly, thank you for believing in me. It has been hard for me to be a first-generation college student with immigrant parents. I have had many firsts, and applying to a pharmacy residency program was no different. Thank you for helping students like me and making the process a bit more bearable. I honestly no way thought I would match the slightest.
I know you are probably getting 1000s of emails today, but I wanted to share that I matched with my #1 choice! I will be at . . . I really appreciate your help in writing my letters of intent. I honestly don't think I would have been as successful if I didn't have a great editor such as you! Also, all of your podcasts, blog posts, and books have really helped me prepare for the residency quest. Thank you again for all of your advice and support. I look forward to staying in touch on LinkedIn in the future!
I just wanted to update you to let you know I have interviews and am thankful for your help!
Your edited version is absolutely fantastic. You were able to keep my voice present. You were also able to include all of my interests/past experiences in a naturally flowing dialogue.
Thank you again for your help with my letter of intent. I received an interview from . . . Be ready to receive a ton of requests next year for LOI reviews.
Tony Guerra has been helping students transform their letters or intent, CVs, and interview preparation into very high level works of writing.
However, time often gets in the way of creating a great letter. In this course, I provide the templates and guides that can give you a jumpstart to make sure you get your letters and preparation done on time.
If you need one-on-one help, you can always contact me at [email protected]
PreviewApplication 1- Using the LOI to Build Your Residency Vision (11:28)
StartApplication 2 - Advice from Georgetown Residency Alumnus TLDRPharmacy.com Brandon Dyson (42:07)
StartApplication 3 - Improving Your Odds of Getting a Pharmacy Residency (9:20)
StartApplication 4 - Birth Order and Residency Choice (13:33)
StartApplication 5 - How Many Residencies Should I Apply To? (3:36)
StartApplication 6 - Easier to Get Into Harvard Than Some Residencies (17:14)
StartApplication 7 - PhORCAS Advice Avoiding the Big Mistakes (9:33)
StartApplication 8 - Will You Match By College of Pharmacy (7:13)
StartApplication 9 - Projecting 8000 or more PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Applicants (23:46)
StartApplication 10 - Lost or Late Transcripts What Can You Do (7:43)