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Post-Interview Thank You Notes

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by pirat8505, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. pirat8505

    pirat8505 New Member

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    Hey guys,
    should the thank-you notes sent to the interviewers after the interview be done via email or regular mail? How important is it to sent these thank you notes? Are they mendatory?
    Thanks
     
  2. TimmyTheWonderD

    TimmyTheWonderD Takin' it 1 day @ a time!
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    There have been quite a few of these posts, if you use the search option I am sure you can find some threads with good answers to this question!

    All I can do is speak from experience - I sent letters in the mail, not an email, they are not mandatory, just polite - some people do them, others do not! Up to you, really! I think some people send emails, who knows, do what YOU feel is right for you, your situation and what is the best fit for the person who interviewed you.
     
  3. kimmcauliffe

    kimmcauliffe Surfer Chum
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    I think it would be nice, but I don't believe it's mandatory. Just another thing to put in your good ol' file. I'm sure they'd appreciate the thought, though.
     
  4. OddNath

    OddNath Senior Member
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    I really doubt it matters-- I generally only thanked interviewers *after* I got in-- like, "hey, I really enjoyed talking to you, see you again when I visit".

    So don't worry about it. Email is probably fine, too.
     
  5. medhacker

    medhacker We can end world poverty!
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    To add another twist,

    do interviewers ever reply to email thank you notes?
     
  6. sscooterguy

    sscooterguy Senior Member
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    I actually never thought of thank you letters, and I got into all the schools at which I interviewed (although maybe if I had I wouldn't have been waitlisted till July...) If I did it all over, I would send letters, by snail mail. If I really thought ahead, I would bring thank you notes/cards and write them immediately after the interview, briefly mentioning an interesting topic that we focused on, and give it to the secretary or even mail it before I left town.

    sscooterguy
     
  7. TimmyTheWonderD

    TimmyTheWonderD Takin' it 1 day @ a time!
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    I got a thank you email for my thank you letter! They do read them and apparently they do appreciate them!
     
  8. medhacker

    medhacker We can end world poverty!
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    has this happened with every interviewer?

    I only ask because I sent an email thank u to an interviewer who was very encouraging about contacting him via email, but he never replied so I have been wondering if he received it
     
  9. Ashanti Rock

    Ashanti Rock Senior Member
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    I wrote a thank you e-mail to the dean of a school that I interviewed at. Not only did they respond, but also said my high praise of the school would be mentioned to the other adcom members during their meeting later on this week. Hope its a good thing!
     
  10. WhatUpDoc!

    WhatUpDoc! The Sign Says It All
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    I wrote thank you letters, sent them via snail mail the same week the committee was supposed to meet, and viola!!! I got in!!!!! Who knows, letters could have gave me an advantage or not at all. But it surely doesn't hurt ya :thumbup:
     
  11. Laur

    Laur Junior Member
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    I've just been sending thank you emails. All my interviewers, so far, have responded.
     
  12. rito

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    I sent a thank you email and recieved a reply that afternoon that included an acceptance :)
     
  13. Pewl

    Pewl The Dude Abides
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    My interviewer at Rush actually told me not to send a thank you note. He said that he gets a ton of them and they all same the same thing and he never actually reads them. BAHA
     

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