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thank you's for interviewers

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by alshepard, Oct 9, 2000.

  1. alshepard

    alshepard Member

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    I've heard that I should send thank you's after my interviews. Is that true and if so, do I send a card or a business style letter? Do I send it to the individual interviewers or the admissions committee? I would really appreciate any help you can give. There is no pre-med committee at my school so I have been relying on the kindness of strangers.
     
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  3. Methuselah

    Methuselah Senior Member

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    Send it to the individual interviewers. I've been using thank-you cards that are blank on the inside, and writing my thanks by hand.
     
  4. Eric

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    Is it really necessary to write a thank you letter. I mean what happens if you don't? Or what happens if you do for that matter?
     
  5. alshepard

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    Thanks, Methuselah. Are you an older non-trad? Just a guess from the user name.
     
  6. Methuselah

    Methuselah Senior Member

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    Roger that, Alshepard, I'm a non-trad.

    In response to Eric's question, it's a long-established 'courtesy' to thank your interviewer. Some people think it goes in your file, I don't know about that. Best case, they may remember you when it comes down to picking applicants for their school. Worst case, you're out a dollar for the card and postage.
     
  7. tristate

    tristate Senior Member

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    I say write the card. It's just a common courtesy and a nice thing to do!

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  8. 1918

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    You most certainly should write a thank you for each interview. My advice is to write the individual(s) who interviewed you, and to type a formal letter. With most job interviews this is the appropriate protocol, and a med school interview is at least as important as a job interview. Make no mistake, the vast majority of schools will file the letter and it is an opportunity for your to make another impression.]

    Good luck.
     

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