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No reply to thank you email??

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by Batman's Underwear, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Batman's Underwear

    Batman's Underwear

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    Neurotic 4th year medical student here.

    I thought it was normal to not to get any replies for the post-interview thank you emails.
    I have been sending personal emails to PDs, interviewers and PCs just to thank them for the invitation and coordination. I did not mention my interest on the email, just reiterated the parts of the interview that I really enjoyed.

    About 4 days ago, I received multiple replies to the thank you emails from a program that I recently interviewed. I am started to wonder whether this is the norm, and whether I screwed up during my previous interviews....

    Any thoughts? Do I need anti-psychotics to get rid of intrusive thoughts?
     
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  3. splik

    splik Professional Cat at Large Physician Faculty 7+ Year Member

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    If you get no reply it means they're just not that into you.
     
  4. nexus73

    nexus73 2+ Year Member

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    If you really want to match somewhere it would be ok to mention how interested you are.
     
  5. hamstergang

    hamstergang may or may not contain hamsters 5+ Year Member

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    I don't get it. How does getting replies to your emails lead you to thinking you messed up?
     
  6. OldPsychDoc

    OldPsychDoc Senior Curmudgeon Physician Moderator Emeritus SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Stop that! You're scaring the kids.
     
  7. wolfvgang22

    wolfvgang22 Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I sent thank you cards and emails and never got any response. Still matched at my first choice. They probably get 100s of emails.
     
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  8. pisekar

    pisekar 2+ Year Member

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    I also did not get a reply to my thank you email but I matched to my#1. Later, I heard that my PD called some applicants via phone during the match season, probably they were ranked higher than me. Some programs sent me emails even before my thank you email..
     
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  9. SourceOfDenial

    SourceOfDenial 7+ Year Member

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    I always appreciated the thank you fruit baskets.
     
  10. OldPsychDoc

    OldPsychDoc Senior Curmudgeon Physician Moderator Emeritus SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Just send scotch.
     
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  11. Shikima

    Shikima Physician 10+ Year Member

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    And Sake.
     
  12. nexus73

    nexus73 2+ Year Member

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    And gift cards to Hooters
     
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  13. J ROD

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    It means nothing. Some programs talk and some don't. Just don't believe what they say. The whole process is like puppy love. Everybody loves everybody until they don't and then they love the one they are with. Just rank your list and accept where you are drafted.
     
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  14. psychattending

    psychattending Program Director 10+ Year Member

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    You should not be reading anything into whether a program replies to your thank you or sends you any post-interview emails. Just like as a PD I do not worry about whether an applicant sends me a thank you letter or not. You, of course, should NOT be ranking a program based on what you presume their interest in you is. You should only be ranking programs based on how well the program meets (or does not meet) your needs.
     
  15. boogaaloo

    boogaaloo Banned Banned Account on Hold

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    This.
     
  16. psychiatryhopeful

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    is this true?
     
  17. splik

    splik Professional Cat at Large Physician Faculty 7+ Year Member

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    no i was just teasing. i have not replied to most of my thank you emails because i have not had the time. that said, the ones i did reply to were the applicants we felt most enthusiastic about so make what you will of that.
     
  18. kagman

    kagman 2+ Year Member

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    I wonder which program you are at.


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  19. technopoly

    technopoly The antidote for civilization 5+ Year Member

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    As a second year resident, I am interviewing a few applicants every week. Everyone I have interviewed has sent me thank you emails and I have not replied to a single one. I did have a warm and fuzzy feeling toward the applicant when I read each email. For what it's worth, I also haven't responded to my parents' emails since residency started.
     
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  20. When is graduation again?

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    So if I decide not to send any emails does that put me at a disadvantage? You all seem to get so many of these emails, it seems like it just fills up inboxes.
     
  21. OldPsychDoc

    OldPsychDoc Senior Curmudgeon Physician Moderator Emeritus SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    No disadvantage or advantage. There's a certain "niceness" about it, so I generally briefly acknowledge the thank you, but I don't think worse of those who don't send one.
     
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  22. MacDonaldTriad

    MacDonaldTriad 2+ Year Member

    SGA's can worsen obsessional thinking, try a serotonergic antidepressant. Oh, I tend to delete post interview correspondence unanswered, unless of course I'm really into you..... :lovey:
     
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  23. technopoly

    technopoly The antidote for civilization 5+ Year Member

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    I matched at my top program and did not send a thank you email. I also rarely sent thank you emails during the interview season to individual interviewers, but did sometimes email PDs. In retrospect, I wish I hadn't because after I found my #1 (last interview of the season 1 week before rank list due), I felt vaguely guilty about the very strong interest I had written about to my former #1. Now that I am using dating apps a lot of those feelings are coming up again... except I have less time to feel obsessively guilty about correspondence or lack therof.
     

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