This is better advice for a gift for the gf . I agree with the other posters, get her a small gift from a place like godiva (unless she is diabetic).Think about her personality and get her something memorable. Stop by a gift shop and you will have an idea. Chocolate and flowers are not memorable.
Really....seems some of you guys can't make any decisions without SDN anymore..
It's okay...step away from the computer and choose your own present...not everything has to be that calculated..
"If I get her socks she might think I like feet and then she'll think I want to be a podiatrist and tell all her friends I want to be a podiatrist and then I will only be able to go to podiatry school when I apply!!!!?? AHH!!!"
The doctor I shadowed was big into swimming. She always talked about the constant-current swimming pools. Yeah, couldn't afford one of those suckers.What do you guys discuss? Books? TV? Movies? Get her a book/TV series/movie that she's never seen but you think she'll like. Only the TV series will run you over $15.
Since when are poor pre-meds expected to buy gifts for doctors?
I say just write a nice thank you letter and give her updates about your progress from time to time.
The thing that pleases mentors the most is to be let in on your progress and to feel that they had a hand in your success.