After your med school interview

Author: Fr. Foster

The interviews are coming or already have been occurring. It is important to write a thank you note to the interviewer(s) after the interview.


Remember how we told you to make note of the folks who interview you? You need their names.


Here are some tips to make the most of your thank-you letter:


*stick to three paragraphs*

In the first paragraph, thank the interview for the opportunity. Use the second to briefly connect your experience/qualities to what you hear about the school in the interview. In the third paragraph, reiterate your interest in the school.


*Fill in the blanks*

Thank-you notes are a great way to add in key information you forgot in the interview, clarify any points or try to ease any reservations the interviewer might have expressed. Be brief.


*Proofread carefully and make it look nice!

Double-check to be sure your note is free from typos, misspellings and grammatical errors. Don’t rely solely on your spell-checker.


Hand writing a note is considered more personal preferable. If your penmanship is poor, you may type I and sign.


Use nice paper or a card- if you type use materials you put through a printer.


*Be specific*

Don’t send out generic correspondence. Instead, tailor your note to the person(s) with whom you interviewed. If three people interviewed you send three notes or a note to the admissions director who may have arranged them all.