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I was wondering if anyone had every considered sending handwritten letters of appreciation after an interview? If so, to whom did you address and send? If not that's totally understandable, I just wasn't sure what the consensus was out in the world. Thank you so much!! 

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I think most people do emails, but I did brief handwritten thank you notes individually to the faculty I interviewed with personally as well as the program director and the admissions coordinator. It took a bit longer, but I only applied to one program so it wasn't too bad. 

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Probably a waste of time. Your reviewers probably got together that day or maybe the next and compiled their observations.

 

To tell you the truth, we often forget the names quickly after doing our assessments, given all the applicants who come through.

 

 

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^^ As above.  It's a nice gesture but it's not going to make or break your chances of acceptance.

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