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How are you thanking your recommenders?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Yogi Bear, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member

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    Hi,

    I was wondering what you did to thank people who wrote you letters of recommendation?
     
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  3. Lavndrrose

    Lavndrrose Senior Member

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    I'm usually close to my recommenders so I'll either bring them or send them a thank you card along with a box of yummy cookies or something. I'm curious as to what everyone else is doing too.
     
  4. hellokitty

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    I sent a thank-you note to professors, whom I was not very close to. I think that if you had a close relationship with that person (like a mentor), then it would be more acceptable to give a present.

    Also, I strategicly sent it a month after I asked them as a nice reminder <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> .
     
  5. Lavndrrose

    Lavndrrose Senior Member

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    Oh, but they just love it when we suck up to them. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  6. hellokitty

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    Lavndrrose, I editted my post after I read yours. I think I would have given something too if I was close to my recommenders. :)
     
  7. Doctora Foxy

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    Oh, I never thought of thanking them any formal way, I just sent them a thank you email (which was really a hidden reminder in case they forgot to do it in time). <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Today I told a recommender that I got into med school and she hugged me like she was my mother! Maybe I'll get her a little gift. Hm, what do you get for a math professor?
     
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    i sent thank you cards. i also emailed them when i got accepted.
     
  9. Jameson

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    Diet Coke for the ulitmate Diet Coke fan! I actually brought her a can when I first asked her as well. I also sent one a thank you card.
    Jameson
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>Oh, I never thought of thanking them any formal way, I just sent them a thank you email (which was really a hidden reminder in case they forgot to do it in time). <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Today I told a recommender that I got into med school and she hugged me like she was my mother! Maybe I'll get her a little gift. Hm, what do you get for a math professor?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">go to the computer store and buy him/her a really cool CD-ROM with 3D grahpics for the office computer. Math profs love that kinda stuff.
     
  11. XenoXplant

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    I think a thoughtful thank you note is sufficient. It's the thought that counts, and if the professor is a science person, they are used to writing rec's.
     
  12. souljah1

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    nice bottle(s) of red wine usually work.
     
  13. jase133

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    I got all my recommenders chocolate and a card.
     
  14. SMW

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    omigod, I never thought of thanking my recommenders, although, I was very good about thanking my interviewers -- a clear case of misguided priorities!! I'll get right on it!!!!
     

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