It isn't absolutely necessary but it is polite and in good form. These people will be presenting you to the committee.Jane2005 said:Is it absolutely necessary to write a thank you letter to the interviewers? Does it really make a difference?
It won't affect admissions, but it is good etiquette. You are going into a profession, and so it doesn't hurt to act professionally. I strongly disagree with the sucking up notion -- it's a matter of good manners.Brain said:The interviewers usually fill out an evaluation of you very soon after you finished the interview so it probably doesn't make much of a difference. Some people think it's a polite thing to do, others think it's obviously sucking up. Personally, I never wrote any.
Having been in job related professional interviews (on both sides of the desk) prior to this process, I promise you that thank you notes to interviewers are the norm for professionals, and not viewed as sucking up. However I agree with all of the posters who indicate that it will not affect your likelihood of admissions.doc05 said:a thank you letter is senseless is nothing more than sucking up. If you've thanked your interviewer at the end of the interview, that is enough. But -- keep in mind that most pre-meds are tools who will do things like thank-you letters, etc.
so if you don't write one it may be conspicuously absent -- and that may hurt you (though it probably won't).