Hi, I was just wondering if people usually send thank you notes or cards to people who write their recommendation letters, or if it is considered enough to just send an e-mail. I'm asking because one of the doctors I did research with finally sent in my LOR and I have already e-mailed her twice to thank her, so I'm not sure if I should also send a card or if that would be overkill. Also, my school has a pre-med committee that asks for six (!) letters from profs at the university, plus as many outside letters as you want, so I am looking at asking ~9 people total to write letters for me. That's a lot of thank you cards- some whack ****, yo. I will probably send them anyway, I just wondered what the proper etiquette is when it comes to LOR's. I hate asking for them, by the way, even from people that I know will probably be happy to write them for me. The whole process just makes me uncomfortable. On a side note, I just faced the worst temptation today. At my school's pre-med office, they keep the LOR's they've received for students in an unlocked file, and the secretary is constantly out of the office, leaving it open and unattended. Today, I was waiting there for >15 minutes to schedule an advising appointment, and just eyeing that file the whole time. It's not that I think any of the letters people have written for me aren't good- although unless they give you a copy you can't really be sure- but I am so curious to see what people have had to say about me. It kind of sucks that you can't even see such an important part of your application- you could have some lukewarm letter in it that could seriously affect your application and not even know about it. Anyway, I managed to resist the evil lure, for now at least. Satan, get thee behind me.