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I recently had an interview and afterwards I sent thank you e-mails to both the faculty and the student interviewers. Now, it's been more than a week since I sent the e-mails but I haven't gotten a response yet from any of them. Is it possible that they never received my e-mails if they went into their spam folders or do you think they just didn't want to answer?
Has anything like this ever happened to any of you?? :confused:
 

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I recently had an interview and afterwards I sent thank you e-mails to both the faculty and the student interviewers. Now, it's been more than a week since I sent the e-mails but I haven't gotten a response yet from any of them. Is it possible that they never received my e-mails if they went into their spam folders or do you think they just didn't want to answer?
Has anything like this ever happened to any of you?? :confused:

:laugh:
 

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Don't worry about it. A lot of people don't get responses and it definitely isn't a bad sign or anything. Doctors and med students are just very busy :)
 
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they probably dont want to answer dont worry about it they get tons of these what else is left to say? you thanked them dont stress it its not a bad sign
 

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ok thanks guys!
the only reason I was worried is that the last time I sent thank you e-mails to my interviewers, they both answered within 24 hours. ;)
 

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I wouldn't expect a response. I haven't received responses from any of my interviewers and I don't take it personally. I mean if you think about it, you wouldn't expect them to write you letters back if you sent thank yous via snail mail, would you?
So don't sweat it. Chances are they received the emails, but just don't find it appropriate to respond.
 

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i never got a response. i was under the impression not to expect one. I certainly don't think its the norm to receive a reply to a thank you email/letter. so you must have made quite an impression. :D
 

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When you send a paper thank-you, you don't get a response. I don't think that a response is really necessary.
 

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I recently had an interview and afterwards I sent thank you e-mails to both the faculty and the student interviewers. Now, it's been more than a week since I sent the e-mails but I haven't gotten a response yet from any of them. Is it possible that they never received my e-mails if they went into their spam folders or do you think they just didn't want to answer?
Has anything like this ever happened to any of you?? :confused:
What exactly were you expecting....a thank you for sending a thank you?
 

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I usually sent paper thank yous but recently emailed my last ones (because they requested it). They both responded and my first instinct was to tank them. Then I realized I would be sending a "Thank you” for the "Thank you" in response to my "Thank you". The idea gave me a headache so I just shut my computer off.
 

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Psh, I've sent out quite a few thank you notes and only recieved ONE response post acceptance. Don't worry about it, perhaps they don't want to continue the relationship of interviewer-interviewee until a final decision has been made.
 

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I usually sent paper thank yous but recently emailed my last ones (because they requested it). They both responded and my first instinct was to tank them. Then I realized I would be sending a "Thank you” for the "Thank you" in response to my "Thank you". The idea gave me a headache so I just shut my computer off.


:laugh: makes me think of when people at restaraunts and stuff tell me to enjoy my food I accidentally tell them "you too" and they look at me real weird
 

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a few email thank you's i did send, i've got brief responses via email. but it wasn't anything special- more of an acknowledgement and out of politeness i think. i highly doubt your TY emails will be going to SPAM box. If you are worried, send paper TY from next time =)
 

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:laugh: makes me think of when people at restaraunts and stuff tell me to enjoy my food I accidentally tell them "you too" and they look at me real weird

Haha. I do that all the time. :laugh:
 

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I usually sent paper thank yous but recently emailed my last ones (because they requested it). They both responded and my first instinct was to tank them. Then I realized I would be sending a "Thank you” for the "Thank you" in response to my "Thank you". The idea gave me a headache so I just shut my computer off.

lol hilarious!
 

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I recently had an interview and afterwards I sent thank you e-mails to both the faculty and the student interviewers. Now, it's been more than a week since I sent the e-mails but I haven't gotten a response yet from any of them. Is it possible that they never received my e-mails if they went into their spam folders or do you think they just didn't want to answer?
Has anything like this ever happened to any of you?? :confused:

You mean you didn't send your e-mail marked high priority with return receipt? I usually do that and follow up with snail mail and a phone call. Sometimes I enclose a $25 gift card to Bennigan's. Oh boy, we're going to Bennigan's!
 

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You mean you didn't send your e-mail marked high priority with return receipt? I usually do that and follow up with snail mail and a phone call. Sometimes I enclose a $25 gift card to Bennigan's. Oh boy, we're going to Bennigan's!
 

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Don't expect a response. Your Thank You should be the final contact. My experience was that they give feedback on the same day of the interview, so Thank You's do not improve your chances. That said, if you're going to send a Thank You, don't use email. That's lame. Buy a nice, professional card, handwritten, and keep it simple.
 

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I think I've received responses from 1 of the 10 thank you's I've sent out. Don't freak out, and don't keep harassing them for a response. 9 times out of 10 they received your email and were doing something they considered more important than PR with potential students.
 
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