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My little sis is finishing up her first shadowing experience with a doc later this spring and wanted to give her a small gift as a thank you.

Does anyone have any good ideas?

Thxs, :)
Tina
 

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Tina Sheen said:
My little sis is finishing up her first shadowing experience with a doc later this spring and wanted to give her a small gift as a thank you.

Does anyone have any good ideas?

Thxs, :)
Tina
A hand written card is the proper Thank You. I wouldn't give a gift.
 

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My doctor mentioned that he was on the South Beach Diet and liked to eat nuts, etc., so I sent a card addressed to everyone in the office (it was small) and a nice tin with different kinds of nuts. I figured anything that could be put in the break room for everyone to share would be a good way to thank them ALL for putting up with me.
 

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Tina Sheen said:
My little sis is finishing up her first shadowing experience with a doc later this spring and wanted to give her a small gift as a thank you.

Does anyone have any good ideas?

Thxs, :)
Tina
A money order is always acceptable, I've found. ;)
 

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cookies/ donuts for the office staff, and a small thank you card.

sounds like a good idea to me... especially if there is a break room, but make sure you tell them that you brought them
 

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I will revive this 4 year old thread (See ppl, I searched!!). Basically the same question.

The doc, I shadowed is female, and somewhat classy (likes to go out a lot, expensive clothing etc (usual Manhattan,NY type woman) Any ideas ?I was looking to give her something in addition to a card; she did a lot for me (had me go around 6 depts for shadowing, met great ppl bcoz of her etc etc).
 

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I will revive this 4 year old thread (See ppl, I searched!!). Basically the same question.

The doc, I shadowed is female, and somewhat classy (likes to go out a lot, expensive clothing etc (usual Manhattan,NY type woman) Any ideas ?I was looking to give her something in addition to a card; she did a lot for me (had me go around 6 depts for shadowing, met great ppl bcoz of her etc etc).
To me, a gift sounds tacky. But if you must, I'm sure a bottle of Ketel One will suffice.

Edit: Or scotch, scotch is always a good gift.
 
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I will revive this 4 year old thread (See ppl, I searched!!). Basically the same question.

The doc, I shadowed is female, and somewhat classy (likes to go out a lot, expensive clothing etc (usual Manhattan,NY type woman) Any ideas ?I was looking to give her something in addition to a card; she did a lot for me (had me go around 6 depts for shadowing, met great ppl bcoz of her etc etc).
Just a handwritten card is fine. If she was extremely influential just let her know that in the card, and keep her updated about your career.

A gift seems rather too personal (especially if you're male).

Edit: unless it's scotch. I agree, scotch is always a good gift for anyone.
 
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u're gonna have to shell out some major dough for the letter of rec u want him to write...JK:D. for me, i just wrote him a nice card...if the experience was especially nice and the two of u connected well, then get him something small but nice and something anyone can use. for one of my professors who helped me out alot, i got him a nice metal pic frame.
 

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I agree that a simple hand-written note/card will be the best option. Especially if you can mention something specific that happened that you learnt from. He/she will feel really great to have made an impact on you.
 

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If they drink, by a bottle of wine and a card... That is a pretty common "thank you" gift where I come from
 

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No gift, I don't care how "Sex and the City" you think she is.

What are you, a drug rep? Getting a gift is a lazy way to say thank you. Say thank you like a professional and do it with class and sincerity - in person (or possibly a well-written card).
 

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I gave the doctors I shadowed individual jars of cookies along with a handwritten note. I also gave the office staff a general handwritten note (to all of them) and a larger jar of cookies. Everyone loves cookies. Everyone loves sappy notes honoring their glory.
 

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I gave the doctors I shadowed individual jars of cookies along with a handwritten note. I also gave the office staff a general handwritten note (to all of them) and a larger jar of cookies. Everyone loves cookies. Everyone loves sappy notes honoring their glory.
:thumbup:
 

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I spent 2 weeks in a department shadowing a different sub-specialist each day... I sent everyone a hand written card and then I sent the physician who set it alll up and took me out to dinner for me to ask more questions about the med school admissions process an itunes gift card cuz we had discussed music and stuff...

turns out a year later that physician and I are still in touch and she has invited me to research in her lab next summer after MSI!!!
 

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I spent 2 weeks in a department shadowing a different sub-specialist each day... I sent everyone a hand written card and then I sent the physician who set it alll up and took me out to dinner for me to ask more questions about the med school admissions process an itunes gift card cuz we had discussed music and stuff...

turns out a year later that physician and I are still in touch and she has invited me to research in her lab next summer after MSI!!!
An iTunes gift card? You've gotta be kidding me. If you're going to sell out, at least sell out with class. Gift certificates are nearly the equivalent of cash.
 

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Pharmaceutical Pens.... No j/k, a written note is sufficient.
The funny thing is this was originally a joke in 2005, but now it is an honest statement. I have heard many attendings bitching about having to buy pens for the first time in their career.
 

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We got told at uni that the gift should be something non-personal that the doctor can share with others at the practise. I usually give a thank-you card and a box of chocolates.
 

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i made the doc/practice(it was just 5 people) i shadowed lasagna and cheese cake. I should have waited till i got my LOR, took him weeks to get it done.