Thank You notes for fellowship interviews

Discussion in 'Cardiology' started by lubdub79, Apr 20, 2009.

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  1. lubdub79

    lubdub79 2+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    How have you all been handling "thank you" notes to your interviewers?
    Written vs e-mail?
    How have you handled "panel" interview thank you notes?
    Do they even make a difference?
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  3. Hernandez

    Hernandez Paranoid and Crotchety... 10+ Year Member

    I don't know if this is the recommended way. But I've been sending handwritten notes to the PD unless it was someone else important who was my main interviewer. For instance, at one program, the PD didnt' do any interviews which I'm assuming is due to him stepping down soon and they had already hired the person the fellows stated was going to be his replacement.
  4. Myostatin

    Myostatin Member 10+ Year Member

    May 29, 2003
    Applying last year I sent thank yous exclusively by email - your interviewers may actually respond if you communicate by email, and the turnaround is obviously much faster.

    Panel interviews I would just email each interviewer sepearately.

    I've been told by some of the PDs that you will not be considered seriously unless there is some expression of interest from you post interview - this doesn't have to be thank you notes per say, it could just be a note to the PD or chairman, or somebody that you connected well with, expressing that you remain interested in the program. If you don't make some attempt to communicate, most programs will assume you're not interested.
  5. dragonfly99

    dragonfly99 5+ Year Member

    May 15, 2008
    I agree with this. I think you could/can use various modes of communication.
  6. ProgCoordinator

    ProgCoordinator 7+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Either snail mail or email is fine.

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