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Hi everyone, I just interviewed yesterday for a clinical PhD program, but unfortunately my POI wasn't in attendance and I was not able to meet or speak with her. One of her current students suggested emailing her, but I'm unsure how to phrase the email. Any tips would be helpful. 

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Hi! I ended up having a Skype interview with a professor who was absent on interview day. I think my situation was slightly different, because this wasn’t a POI I originally applied to work with.  Either way, my POI made it seem like Skype interviews after in person interviews are fairly common, especially when core faculty members are absent during interview day. I sent my POI something like this, and they responded within an hour to set up a Skype interview...

Dear Dr. ____,

I hope this message finds you well.  I am a current clinical psychology applicant of XYZ University.  During my interview yesterday, both Dr. Lalala and several graduate students suggested I reach out to you concerning potential collaboration within your research lab.  

Here is two sentences of background information about me. These interests and future goals relate to your research in this way.  I was excited to learn more about your research on these things that relate to my interests and goals. Something about how I believe our interests are closely aligned, and I hope to have the opportunity to discuss these interests further. Thank you very much for your time. 

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