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Question about thank you notes.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by wes c. adle, Nov 2, 2001.

  1. wes c. adle

    wes c. adle Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Syracuse, NY
    For those who have interviewed, who have you been sending the thank you card to, the actual person who interviewed you or just the admissions staff? Also, did you send thank you notes on personal stationary or just some generic card? Thanks.
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  3. md2be06

    md2be06 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 15, 2001
    One to each interviewer on generic thank you cards.
  4. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2001
    Bronx, NY
    I sent a thank you note to each interviewer and the tour guide if he/she was part of the admissions staff (einstein, gw, hahnemann.) I sent the notes on my alma mater's stationary that I had remaining from graduation.
  5. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A. 10+ Year Member

    My lazy ass has been sending thank you e-mails. Not sure if this is a bad thing, possibly showing laziness. yet all my emails are sent the following day and include something I learned personal about the person and/or our interview discussion.

    you know, this could explain why both schools that replied put me on the wait-list. They're just 'Waiting' to see if I follow up with a real thank-you note. ;)
  6. Derby

    Derby Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 27, 2001
    I asked our premed advisor and he said send typed letters on generic bond paper to the adcoms w/ attention to your interviewer. He said notes smaller then 8 1/2 X 11 get lost in your file. Just my two cents.
  7. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    You guys are funny...a freaking thank you letter getting lost in your file??? oh jeez....a thank you letter is not going to break or make you...just get over it!!!!

    A thank you letter is meant for ONE REASON!!! NOT TO GET ADMISSION TO a (get this folks!) thank your interviewer for his/her time!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Get over the whole issue about "will it get lost in my file or will it be included"

    do it as a gesture of good will and to actually thank your interviewer.
  8. Milhouse Van Houten

    Milhouse Van Houten Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    i agree with scooby completely. i have been on several interviews, and the interviewers usually have a little form that they fill out and send in after the interview is complete. by the time they get your letter, your status is out of their hands. of course, the exception is when you interview with the dean or someone else who states he or she is on the admissions committee.

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