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I want to know if thank you notes/email is necessary (will make any difference). And who should I send these notes to(tour guide/interviewer)? In what formality (email/card)?
 

catie_jane

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A lot of schools that I sent secondaries to had a tab on their applications portal for updates and this included thank you letters. I am sure it differs by school though.

Edit: This was my experience with MD schools but I just realize this was in the DO forum. I am sure it is still very similar though
 
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Bones 2020

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According to Goro, "Thank you cards come off as being polite. Mostly they're ignored."
 
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They're not.


I want to know if thank you notes/email is necessary (will make any difference). And who should I send these notes to(tour guide/interviewer)? In what formality (email/card)?
 
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IslandStyle808

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You give thank you cards as a courtesy not a leg up in you application. This is the thought process you should be having.
 
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^^Agree above.. I don't think they will give you any kind of leg up, but it is a courtesy that you should extend. I took a couple thank you cards with me to each of my interviews and if they don't ask that you send them via e-mail, I took a couple minutes right afterwards to write them out and hand them to the admissions office before I left my interview day. It was helpful that all of their names and our conversations were fresh in my mind so I could reference them easily as opposed to waiting a day or 2.
 
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It's a normal thing to do, and a polite thing to do, but it won't make a difference in your application one way or another.
It's not really normal, and it certainly isn't necessary OP. The interviewers aren't doing you favors, it's part of their job.