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Thank you notes post-interview

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JJ4, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. JJ4

    JJ4 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    Hey everyone -- I've been pretty side-tracked with timing and the sort and did not get a chance to send thank you notes to any schools I've interviewed accept to the admissions directors (i.e. not to the interviewers). I was just curious if (outside of etiquette) if that would play a significant role in my admissions?? Thanks!
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  3. Kazzar

    Kazzar Psychiatrist 7+ Year Member

    Jun 17, 2001
    Ventura, CA
    I haven't sent one thank you note yet. I have no reason to thank the school unless they pay for my flight/drive/lunch etc. And even schools like USC, who give a free lunch, charge $80 for a secondary, so really I think a call girl is more in order.

    Let's stop being sodomized in this process and take control. They should be thanking us for putting up with this whole stressful process. It should be etiquette for interviewers to thank the interviewees for being interested in their school.

    Unless, of course, you really connected with an interviewer - then stay in touch 'cause you like the person. Or if somebody let you stay in their room for a night so you could save on a hotel - thank them. Forget the freakin' interviewer. Most medical students interview applicants to put it on their resume or because they like having some power over a poor kid's life (most likely the first reason).

  4. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    I doubt it, but you never know, one little thing could tip the scale if two candidates were equally strong. I wouldn't be comfortable not thanking my interviewers.

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