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What to give recommenders NOW that I'm IN?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by zealous, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. zealous

    zealous Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Bay Area
    Okay, so when my recommenders wrote me letters, I thanked them. 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 10+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    a little lovin'
  5. KyGrlDr2B

    KyGrlDr2B 7+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    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! 10+ Year Member

    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 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Richmond, VA
    Cacti! Many beautiful cacti! Hundreds of beautiful, lovable cacti! Thousands of beautiful, lovable, cuddly, accepting,

    ....anyways, cacti!

    Here's Wesley! :D
  8. Cydney Foote

    Cydney Foote Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    ... 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 7+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    meet with them face to face and give a good HUG
  10. zealous

    zealous Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Bay Area
    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 7+ Year Member

    May 22, 2002
    New York
    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 7+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2002
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    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

    Luv Nietzsche Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2002
    So Cal
    A really good bottle of wine.
  14. The Mysterious Stranger

    The Mysterious Stranger Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2002
    Thus spoke Zorathustra ;)
  15. Diogenes

    Diogenes Succat 7+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    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.
  16. GuitarMan

    GuitarMan Guitarman for President 7+ Year Member

    May 21, 2002
    A really nice box of wine (preferrably white zin). Or a six pack of Zima
  17. relatively prime

    relatively prime post happy member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2002
    LOL :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :clap: :clap:
  18. hellokitty

    hellokitty Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2002
    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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