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Hey everyone.

I'm curious as to whether or not most people that got accepted to some schools sent thank you letters/e-mails to the people they interviewed with or to the school as a whole?

Some people have told me that it is a must, but I've always felt like it was too forward or overdoing it, although I have sent some.

Thanks.
 

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I don't think it's a big deal either way. There certainly is no harm in thanking someone for helping you achieve your goal; you did have to earn their opinion on you and they certainly did not give you anything. I think it would be a nice gesture and not considered sucking up at all.
 

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Western specifically suggests in their website to send thank you letters/emails to your interviewers. (Not that I did). There have been two or three such threads in the last 6 months, if you search you can read them. I've searched and bumped similar threads in the past, but they usually only stay on the 1st page for a day (sometimes a few hours if there's a lot of activity.)
 

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Western specifically suggests in their website to send thank you letters/emails to your interviewers. (Not that I did). There have been two or three such threads in the last 6 months, if you search you can read them. I've searched and bumped similar threads in the past, but they usually only stay on the 1st page for a day (sometimes a few hours if there's a lot of activity.)

Gawd... you're chittin me... Western suggests that? Is Oppenheimer the dean at Western??
 

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never mind...he's the dean at UOP...
 

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Sorry... I didn't see the other threads.

Did a search for "thank you", but it said it was too generic. Did a search for "letter" and "email" also and got around a thousand responses.

Anyways, thanks for the help.
 

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So Farmer... you may not realize it but since you and I have co existed in some sort of parallel universe... I say that because I've lived in Arkansas and am very familiar with the culture and I've also lived in CA.. before and while in RX school.. did I tell you about my pharmacy school roomie and one of my best friends?

He has never taken the SAT or ACT... he grew up in Rancho Cucamonga..then after HS, went to a JC in San Bernardino.. from there he transferred to CSUSB.. still didn't need the SAT nor ACT... then he applied to USC RX school and somehow got it..

He was the goofiest guy..tall and lanky...very aloof and almost forrest gump like.. C student at best. I still remember taking him out through LA in my jeep where he couldn't believe all those tall buildings..

He was such a nice guy..he became the class president 2nd year.. but went on to do a residency...then on to pharmacoeconomics Masters..

Not only does he live in Newport Beach overlooking the ocean...he's got a cool pharmacy job also.

Good things happen to good people.

There is really no point to my post.
 

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:laugh: I really enjoyed the end part (I have a chance!)
 

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So Farmer... you may not realize it but since you and I have co existed in some sort of parallel universe... I say that because I've lived in Arkansas and am very familiar with the culture and I've also lived in CA.. before and while in RX school.. did I tell you about my pharmacy school roomie and one of my best friends?

He has never taken the SAT or ACT... he grew up in Rancho Cucamonga..then after HS, went to a JC in San Bernardino.. from there he transferred to CSUSB.. still didn't need the SAT nor ACT... then he applied to USC RX school and somehow got it..

He was the goofiest guy..tall and lanky...very aloof and almost forrest gump like.. C student at best. I still remember taking him out through LA in my jeep where he couldn't believe all those tall buildings..

He was such a nice guy..he became the class president 2nd year.. but went on to do a residency...then on to pharmacoeconomics Masters..

Not only does he live in Newport Beach overlooking the ocean...he's got a cool pharmacy job also.

Good things happen to good people.

There is really no point to my post.

:smuggrin: wow that's an encouraging story..
 

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You're Forrest Gump like also?

Ok, this is a long shot, but if life really is like a box of chocolates, my box is a box of boo-boo's from Laymon Candy Co. If you've lived is San Bernardino/Colton/Loma Linda long enough, you'll know what I mean.
 

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So Farmer... you may not realize it but since you and I have co existed in some sort of parallel universe... I say that because I've lived in Arkansas and am very familiar with the culture and I've also lived in CA.. before and while in RX school.. did I tell you about my pharmacy school roomie and one of my best friends?

He has never taken the SAT or ACT... he grew up in Rancho Cucamonga..then after HS, went to a JC in San Bernardino.. from there he transferred to CSUSB.. still didn't need the SAT nor ACT... then he applied to USC RX school and somehow got it..

He was the goofiest guy..tall and lanky...very aloof and almost forrest gump like.. C student at best. I still remember taking him out through LA in my jeep where he couldn't believe all those tall buildings..

He was such a nice guy..he became the class president 2nd year.. but went on to do a residency...then on to pharmacoeconomics Masters..

Not only does he live in Newport Beach overlooking the ocean...he's got a cool pharmacy job also.

Good things happen to good people.

There is really no point to my post.

I'm slightly different. Took the ACT 3 times 7th, 10th, and 12th grade. B/B+ student, but C student at heart. I just want to do enough to get by. Was your roomie C student cuz he didn't care for anything else or because that was the limit of his abilities? I don't run like Forrest anymore, had bursitis in my right heel. Kept me off my feet too long.:D Maybe I could get braces so I could dance like Elvis.
I hate the ocean. My wife loves it though, so I'll probably be stuck with a house overlooking the ocean. I know... poor, poor pitiful me.
 

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I'm slightly different. Took the ACT 3 times 7th, 10th, and 12th grade. B/B+ student, but C student at heart. I just want to do enough to get by. Was your roomie C student cuz he didn't care for anything else or because that was the limit of his abilities? I don't run like Forrest anymore, had bursitis in my right heel. Kept me off my feet too long.:D Maybe I could get braces so I could dance like Elvis.
I hate the ocean. My wife loves it though, so I'll probably be stuck with a house overlooking the ocean. I know... poor, poor pitiful me.

At the time, that was the limit of his abilities. I remember after an exam during first year, we were looking at our test scores... His score was little below 50% rank... He looked at me and lamented..."look...I'm just little below average...that's all I am..."

Tho he progressed nicely...I think he aced CA RX board and kicked butt in the NAPLEX.
 

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Sorry... I didn't see the other threads.

Did a search for "thank you", but it said it was too generic. Did a search for "letter" and "email" also and got around a thousand responses.

Anyways, thanks for the help.

I'll find it and pull it up.
 

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Personally, I prefer a handwritten note.

I'm not permanent faculty so I don't check email at all. I do however pick up US mail which is in my slot. (The university has their own way of communicating with me.)

This is a simple courtesey & one you would do to follow up any job interview, IMO.
 

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I didn't because usually the professors will not respond to you or even accept emails from students NOT enrolled in that school.
 

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I thought of doing that, but I didn't send any thank you cards to my interviewers. However, I did send them to the people that wrote me LORs.
 

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DON'T EMAIL thank you's!!! It is much more proper to write an intelligent thank you card to your interviewer. Emailing such an important thing shows laziness.
 
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