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So, after the interview, are we supposed to type a letter on A4 size paper and mail it or send a "Thank You" greeting card with some words added on the inside panel?
 

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simpsons said:
So, after the interview, are we supposed to type a letter on A4 size paper and mail it or send a "Thank You" greeting card with some words added on the inside panel?
I prefer to send birthday cards or "I love you" cards in lieu of thank you notes or cards. Shakes things up a little.
 

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Typically they are handwritten in blue or black ink on note paper or a blank card. (Your college bookstore or a stationery store will have some products along these lines.) Sometimes the card or notepaper has a colored border or name or initials at the top. (It isn't essential that it be absolutely plain). Again, your college bookstore may sell this stuff with your school name or seal. That's okay too.

Some people will use those "blank inside" greeting cards that are sold in packs of 10 with "Thank you" on the outside.
 
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We've had this discussion before people . . . you DON'T write thank you cards . . . you give your interviewer a tip instead. 15% of your expenses for that interview is the usual amount.
 

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Dakota said:
We've had this discussion before people . . . you DON'T write thank you cards . . . you give your interviewer a tip instead. 15% of your expenses for that interview is the usual amount.
But of course you slip the cash into a thank you card... :laugh:
 

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Dakota said:
We've had this discussion before people . . . you DON'T write thank you cards . . . you give your interviewer a tip instead. 15% of your expenses for that interview is the usual amount.
Yup yup, :p medical school applications is big business, they make a significant amount of money from application fees. They should just drop the charade.
 

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simpsons said:
So, after the interview, are we supposed to type a letter on A4 size paper and mail it or send a "Thank You" greeting card with some words added on the inside panel?
What is A4 size paper? Are we supposed to know this as pre-med students? Will it affect my chances of acceptance? :p
 

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tacrum43 said:
What is A4 size paper? Are we supposed to know this as pre-med students? Will it affect my chances of acceptance? :p

I can't believe you're even applying.
 

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What is A4 size paper? Are we supposed to know this as pre-med students? Will it affect my chances of acceptance? :p
It was def. asked on my MCAT. If I hadn't know about my paper size letter codes I couldn't have cracked a 9 on verbal . . . it's pretty key . . . did you not take a review course or something?
 

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Dakota said:
It was def. asked on my MCAT. If I hadn't know about my paper size letter codes I couldn't have cracked a 9 on verbal . . . it's pretty key . . . did you not take a review course or something?
I did! Kaplan didn't cover it though! :scared:
 

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simpsons said:
I cannot believe where this thread is going!
What? The real question has already been answered. What are you so anxious about?


...I mean, you know what A4 size paper is, what do you have to worry about?
 

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It's def come up in a few of my interviews as well. At this one school a guy held up a legal pad and said, quick, what size paper is this. When I replied A0, his response was "Answers like that come from people who don't belong in medical school. Does this paper look like it has an area of 1m^2? Don't you know A0 is the largest paper size defined by the ISO216?" I was mortified . . .
 

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Dakota said:
It's def come up in a few of my interviews as well. At this one school a guy held up a legal pad and said, quick, what size paper is this. When I replied A0, his response was "Answers like that come from people who don't belong in medical school. Does this paper look like it has an area of 1m^2? Don't you know A0 is the largest paper size defined by the ISO216?" I was mortified . . .
REJECTION!
 

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simpsons said:
So, after the interview, are we supposed to type a letter on A4 size paper and mail it or send a "Thank You" greeting card with some words added on the inside panel?
do a card and thank them and write something specific about what you talked about in your interview so it jogs their memory. most of these interviewers volunteer to take time out of their schedule to do this, a quick and formal written thank you is appropriate.
 
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