What to give recommenders NOW that I'm IN?

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  1. zealous

    zealous Senior Member

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    Okay, so when my recommenders wrote me letters, I thanked them. Well...now that I'm IN, what would be an appropriate thank you gift to give? I mean, without them, I never would have gotten in. PLEASE help, I need ideas!!
     
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  3. Um fruit basket.....
     
  4. scootad.

    scootad. Senior Member

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    a little lovin'
     
  5. KyGrlDr2B

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    When I received acceptances, I just stopped by my professors' offices and told them the good news. They were all happy (of course) and we chatted about things and they told me to keep in touch. I don't think a gift is totally necessary, but give one if you want. I don't have any suggestions though. :(
     
  6. Smoke This

    Smoke This Sweet cuppin' cakes!

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    I wrote each of those cats a very nice letter thanking them for their evident support of me and promising them that I will practice medicine as well as I possibly can.
     
  7. Bomb#20

    Bomb#20 Bork Bork Bork

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    Cacti! Many beautiful cacti! Hundreds of beautiful, lovable cacti! Thousands of beautiful, lovable, cuddly, accepting, passionate...er
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    ....anyways, cacti!

    Here's Wesley! :D
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  8. Cydney Foote

    Cydney Foote Senior Member

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    ... a nice bottle of wine ... homebaked cookies ... good scotch (if you got in somewhere really good) ... a CD that you think they might like ...
     
  9. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member

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    meet with them face to face and give a good HUG
     
  10. zealous

    zealous Senior Member

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    Thanks for the responses. I was considering wine for one recommender that is a wine connosieur however, for the other two that I don't know very personally, I'm not sure. Any other suggestions?
     
  11. silvercholla

    silvercholla Smarter than the avg bear

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    I agree with the other poster. I think a well thought out personal letter thanking each one is best. I think giving a gift is a personal matter and slightly inappropriate (it might make the other two you don't know well feel uncomfortable). So I think you should do letters for each outlining why each of them was personally influential in your decisions and education and also express how grateful you are for having known them and having their influence in your life. End it by saying that you will do your best in medical school to continue with the example that they have given you. If you really want to give a gift though I think that a simple pen and pencil set should be good enough and it makes sense.

    Good luck in medical school!!!!!
     
  12. Dr. MAXY

    Dr. MAXY Senior Member

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    My favorite prof. got the best gift ever(she claims). She was the first person I called with my acceptance news. Moreover, I gave her and the others some carvings and sculptures from Africa.
     
  13. Luv Nietzsche

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    A really good bottle of wine.
     
  14. The Mysterious Stranger

    The Mysterious Stranger Senior Member

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    Thus spoke Zorathustra ;)
     
  15. Diogenes

    Diogenes Succat

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    I emailed my profs as soon as I knew where I would be going, thanking them for their help in this process. I will send them gifts later.
     
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  17. GuitarMan

    GuitarMan Guitarman for President

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    A really nice box of wine (preferrably white zin). Or a six pack of Zima
     
  18. relatively prime

    relatively prime post happy member

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    LOL :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :clap: :clap:
     
  19. hellokitty

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    I was thinking of just sending each of them a postcard from the school once I start, to let them know where i decided to go and to thank them again.
     

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