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Mistake on thank you letter, help!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Resident Alien, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

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    So i get my 1st interview, and after it start on writing her a thank you letter. After posting it, I find out that she was an MD, and not a PhD, as i titled her.
    I don't know how to professionally or informally (for that matter) handle this mistake. Any suggestions my fellow SDNers? :(
     
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Just send another note, saying how embarrassed you are at your mistake.
     
  4. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

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    I was thinking of re-stating the whole letter, and this time also apologizing for mis-titling her. Would that work?
     
  5. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    How did PhD even end up on the letter? Why didn't you just address her as Dr.? And I would say it might be best just to let it go, unless you underlined and bolded PhD. She probably won't notice. I would hope I would have better things to worry about if I was on an adcom.
     
  6. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    Last time I checked..Dr. was for both MD and PHD...why did you put PHD???
    I just put doctor on all mine :)

    I would say let it be...or just send another one and change the letter to "dr." and that's all :)
     
  7. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

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    Dude, i addressed her as Bla Bla, PhD on the letter head. In my salutation, i said Dearest Dr. so and so.

    Im thinkin of not sending another one, i don want her to think im obsessive to the point of immaturity (and i wouldnt want to do that.......we discussed on the need for maturity in upcoming physicians :p given that im 19)

    I think its just a case of post-1st-interview effort for a pristine appearance.
    :D
     
  8. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Definitely don't send another complete letter. Thank you notes should be notes, not letters, in my opinion.
     
  9. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    ...and they should be sent in the singular, as in a note not notes. Even with a mistake. You don't want to look obsessive.
     
  10. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

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    Thank you SMW and rxfudd. :) Whats done is done, onto the next interview :)
     
  11. algae

    algae Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I would just forget about it. I accidently dated my thank you notes Sept. 5th rather than October 5th and I felt very stupid about it. I considered sending another note mentioning my error but then I figured I would appear alittle too obsessive. My mistake didn't keep me from getting accepted!
     
  12. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

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    The only reason i wrote a letter was that she asked me to clarify something during the interview, and I had to get back to her on that. So it was like a 2-in-one job.

    With that, i'd like to bring closure to this now-useless topic

    :D
     

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