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Thank You Notes

Discussion in 'Dermatology' started by HeyyDoc, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. HeyyDoc

    HeyyDoc 2+ Year Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    What's the consensus? Should I be sending thank you notes to every person I interview with (some of these places have over 10 interviews)...that many unique thank you notes becomes a bit tedious.

    Also, some places tell us flat out that thank you notes aren't necessary...can I believe them?

    Any advice?...THANK YOU!
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  3. Dral

    Dral Physician PhD 7+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    I don't think they matter too much for ranking. Send them if you feel thankful. I think someone once mentioned that if there was some type of a connection you had with an interviewer, that's a good reason to send one.

    I think for a lot of programs, you're being ranked soon after you walk out the door. There is probably not much list movement after that. If there is, it's not because of a few words on a card that comes through the mail.
  4. asmallchild

    asmallchild Moderator Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Agree with Dral, most of the time, you're ranked before you board your return flight home. If you felt like you made a connection or if there's a program you definitely want to be at, a tastefully written thank you card couldn't hurt. Places that tell you thank notes aren't necessary are not trying to trick you.
  5. NRC Advisors Program

    NRC Advisors Program

    Jan 2, 2014
    Send them. It may not affect the match, but these are likely some great people in your field that you will hopefully encounter in the future.
  6. doc MD

    doc MD 5+ Year Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    yes, i'm waiting for my thank you note. we rank later. btw, it better not be the same one sent to the others, we compare notes.

    j/k. just send them if you are actually thankful!

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