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Post Residency Interview Thank you email

Asked 3 months ago by Guest (120 points)

I interviewed at one of my top Internal Medicine programs last week, and made the mistake of sending 1 email addressed to the faculty to all of the email addresses sent via the program coordinator post interview. The program used the multiple mini interview model, and each of the 4 interviews were based on our answer to a different question. This made it difficult to have a unique connection or conversation point to address in different emails to specific interviewers. I heard after the fact from a friend that this is a huge mistake, and I am fearful that I will not be ranked or ranked much lower because of this. My question is, should I send individual thank you cards to just the PD and associate PD? I do not want to be seen as in-genuine for my previous email, however I do not want to seem pushy by initiating further post interview communication.

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Answered 3 months ago by mark-ER (6700 points)

Hmm, interesting & somewhat difficult situation.  A bit of a self-inflicted wound, as you realize.  There are probably multiple takes/opinions on this, but if I were you, I would be to let the sleeping dogs lie.  See how your other interviews go and if YOU really liked that specific residency and want to rank them highly, then wait a couple of weeks (till mid-January or so) and then email the program director/associate program director and let them know.

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