We’re receiving questions with alarming frequency about whether thank-you notes are still recommended after medical school admission interviews.
“It’s 2019. Didn’t thank-you notes go the way of the typewriter? And, assuming they’re still relevant, what emoticon should I text the interviewer to convey my thanks?” (That’s our creative license. Thankfully, no one has stated it quite that way!)
The answer is, yes, interviewees should still send thank-you notes. A well-written note can only help you. Chances are the interviewer recommendations will be filed with the medical school admission committee before the note is received. However, the note will be added to your file and, on the off chance you are later waitlisted, that note could help signal your sincere interest in the school.