So you’re finally done with your medical school interview. Wow! You’ve had so much stress so far  (organic chemistry, the MCAT, the personal statement, etc.) and you’re ready to release some stress. But before you do this, you have to write a thank-you note.

If you’ve got the email address of the interviewer, you should send them a note within 24 hours of the interview. If you don’t have this information, try to get it from the admissions office. If you can’t, that’s fine as well; don’t make yourself crazy.

The thank-you note has to be professional and short. Usually it will not have an impact on the admissions decision of that medical school, but it will make you feel good that you didn’t miss a chance to show your people-and communication skills.

Medical School Interview Thank-You Notes Do’s: 

*  Write a professional note, thanking the interviewer for their time. If you were able to learn something new and interesting about the school, you can refer to it, but don’t just repeat what the interviewer said during your meeting.

* Keep it short – no more than 2-3 paragraphs. This faculty member or admissions officer already has many emails in their inbox (just like everyone else), so you want to make it easy for them to read this.

Medical School Interview Thank-You Notes Don’ts: 

* Don’t use capital letters, emoticons or …..

* Don’t attach your personal statement again. If you discussed a research paper (or another paper that you read) with the interviewer and she seemed to be interested, however, you can send them the link and add a few lines.

* Don’t say a school is your first choice unless it’s true.

* Don’t take it personally if you don’t get a response. Some schools have a policy that prevents interviewers from responding, and some of them just take the thank-you note for what it is – a formality.

* Don’t bother to send a paper note unless you feel strongly about the issue.


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