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Is it normal to send your interviewers a thank you email after the interview? I spoke to some interviewees and thats what they told me. What's your opinion on this?
 

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Is it normal to send your interviewers a thank you email after the interview? I spoke to some interviewees and thats what they told me. What's your opinion on this?
Yes. Do it. Make it a habit. It counts for Residency interviews big time.

The best advice I've heard is to buy and bring your thank you notes to the interview. Then after the day is over, write them to your interviewers. Then you can drop it by the admissions office as you are leaving or you can mail it the next morning.

I would write because it is old fashioned and 90% of people won't do it, hence it will be memorable. Also, make sure you mention something personal in the note, don't do some cookie cutter note for every person.
 

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I'm a big fan of the thank you note. The interviewer took the time to talk with you and, I would imagine, will be your advocate when it comes time for your file to be reviewed. I always send a handwritten note, but it seems e-mail is becoming more popular (especially for schools with a short decision turnaround). Despite that, I encourage a handwritten note over an e-mail.
 

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I don't think it matters at all. They will likely not remember you, anyway.
 

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I just wrote two thank you emails to my interviewers. Although im positive they already made their decision about me, I just wanted to thank them for taking the time to interview me. Not many pre-meds realize this, but most interviewers arent paid and volunteer their time to listen to neurotic and usually fake pre-meds. Imagine sitting there and listening to people spit off cookie cut answers all day.

Im also pretty sure they wont even remember me
 

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Is it normal to send your interviewers a thank you email after the interview? I spoke to some interviewees and thats what they told me. What's your opinion on this?
Definitely definitely definitely send a thank you something. It can be an email or plain letter, and while not sending it shouldn't impact an acceptance, it's the professional thing to do.
 

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I don't think it matters at all. They will likely not remember you, anyway.
Eh. Depends. My interviewer quoted passages from my personal statement, verbatim.

In any case, it can't hurt. I sent actual snail-mail thank yous.
 

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A thank you note is polite and professional. Whether it's email or snail mail is up to debate. I like email better as they can respond back. It made my day when two interviewers wrote back and actually remembered me and gave words of wisdom. But snail mail is more formal and universally accepted.
 

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I wrote thank you emails once, after I was accepted to a program, thanking the faculty for advocating on my behalf. However, the other two schools I didn't do this at I was also accepted. Its not the end all, be all. A handshake and verbal thank you should be enough. You're not going to be denied admission because of a thank you card.
 
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I think a hand written thank you note or a thank you email shows class. Besides, if everyone sends a thank you note and you don't, it could make you look bad. If no one sends a thank you note and you do, it could make you look good.
 
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Thanks everyone. I started to send out the thank you emails and I actually got a response back from an MS3 student that interviewed me. Thanks for the advice!!!!
 

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Thanks everyone. I started to send out the thank you emails and I actually got a response back from an MS3 student that interviewed me. Thanks for the advice!!!!
If you have an address it can't hurt to mail a real card as well... It frequently helps with the "remembering you" part...
 
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If you have an address it can't hurt to mail a real card as well... It frequently helps with the "remembering you" part...
Its weird but I heard back from all the schools I interviewed at in less than 1 week so far. I'm still waiting on ATSU-SOMA but all these schools seemed to remember me because they replied with a friendly email.

If I decide to send a real card in the future, should it be addressed to my interviewers or the adcoms in general?