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gifts for premed advisors

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mikhail1945, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. mikhail1945

    mikhail1945 Junior Member

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    thinking i should get gifts for my advisors bc they helped out a lot this past year...did anyone do the same? any suggestiosn for gifts?
     
  2. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard
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    i'll give em a gift if i get into a school:eek: :D
     
  3. IceMan0824

    IceMan0824 Holy crip, he's a crapple
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    Gift basket. It's nice, it's neutral, and not too overly done. If you have a personal relationship with your pre-med advisor though, then you(and not SDN members) can best decided on what an appropriate gift ought to be.
     
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  4. Richspiders07

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    I dont anticipate giving a gift... I mean, his only job is to get students into medical school. We do the hardest part, he should give me a gift for helping with his numbers/statistics that he likes to throw around.

    sidenote: i dont really like my pre-health advisor
     
  5. eikenhein

    eikenhein Supreme Commander Anesthesiologist
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    How about gifts for your letter writers?
     
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    Bottle of Wine...the good stuff
     
  7. WhyIsThisSoHard

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    I got chocolates for most of my letter writers, and a good bottle of wine for my composite letter writer.

    I haven't gotten anything yet, though, for my premed advisor and I have really abused emailing her for 3 years - I feel like I should get her a yacht or something! Not that I could afford a yacht. I like the idea of gift baskets - or maybe a cookie bouquet?
     
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    one of those boats in a bottle...
     
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    Tequila. My advisor was a tequila fan, so I got her a bottle of some nice tequila. A prof who I didn't know so well got a gift basket. Depends on the person.
     
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    I'll be presenting my pre-med advisor with my bare @$$ so she can kiss it for all those years of condescending advice and doubt in my ability to be competitive given my shaky academic past. (btw, I was accepted)
     
  11. baylormed

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    Gifts are not necessary per say, since they are doing their job. However, if you really want to reciprocate their hard work I suggest a fruit basket. Nice, fresh fruit is always appreciated. I'd stay away from alcohol because you never know if they drink or if they frown on it. Fruit is much safer and they can choose to share it with the office or their families.
     
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  12. TheRealDrDorian

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    The only gift you should get a premed advisor is an acceptance somewhere.
     
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    I'm planning on giving the person who has been the most beneficial to me, my acceptance letter if I ever get one. Doesn't seem like much, but I figure since he teaches at my old highschool, and has kind of been a motivational figure for me, it is the least I could do. Besides I think it would be cool for him to be able to show it to kids there to let them know that it is possible.
     
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  14. Auron

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    how about a note that says: "thank you for helping me achieve my dream - the same dream you failed miserably to achieve yourself"

    sincerely,

    xyz

    :laugh:
     
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    Hey, be nice. Not every pre-med advisor wanted to be a doctor. All the ones I have known have education/administrative degrees.
     
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    Guys and gals,

    I gave my letter writers & advisor all a box of really nice loose tea and in retrospect should have given them a tea strainer too. You can get some high-quality stuff relatively inexpensively & there are kinds for everybody (jasmine pearls for the chill & sweet ones, mango ceylon for the wacky ones).
     
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    Unless they got you into harvard.....just give them....a punch in the face!:laugh:
     
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    I agree :thumbup: Also a simple thank you card should do it.
     
  19. IceMan0824

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    I don't know where you all went/are going to school, but I like my pre-med advisor. With the pain I had to go through to get assigned one (my schools rejects applicants who they think aren't qualified), I make good use of her. Already we have sat down and mapped just about every detail of this upcoming cycle, including a few other aspects that the common applicant doesn't encounter.

    Maybe it's because I haven't applied yet, but for the time and effort she has already dedicated to helping me out, I can't see how our relationship can deteriorate that I can imagine actually considering siding with some of your responses.

    I'm a pretty cynical guy, but my advisor keeps me grounded and ever so often, offers words of encouragement. She's the best that $120,000 can buy.
     
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