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Thank you notes or cards?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by simpsons, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. simpsons

    simpsons Junior Member

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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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  3. gostudy

    gostudy Black covfefe. No sugar, no cream
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    I prefer to send birthday cards or "I love you" cards in lieu of thank you notes or cards. Shakes things up a little.
     
  4. LizzyM

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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.
     
  5. Dakota

    Dakota Senior Member
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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.
     
  6. LizzyM

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    But of course you slip the cash into a thank you card... :laugh:
     
  7. Messerschmitts

    Messerschmitts Mythic Dawn acolyte
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    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.
     
  8. tacrum43

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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
     
  9. trishaaa

    trishaaa Senior Member
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    I can't believe you're even applying.
     
  10. Dakota

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    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?
     
  11. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna
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    I did! Kaplan didn't cover it though! :scared:
     
  12. trishaaa

    trishaaa Senior Member
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    You deserve a $1500 refund!
     
  13. simpsons

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    I cannot believe where this thread is going!
     
  14. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna
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    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?
     
  15. Dakota

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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 . . .
     
  16. trishaaa

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    REJECTION!
     
  17. tacrum43

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    Seriously. *Snaps fingers in Z-shape and moves head side to side*
     
  18. lattimer13

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    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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