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Letter of Recommendation

Discussion in 'Neurology' started by cpatel301, Mar 17, 2009.

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  1. cpatel301

    cpatel301 Junior Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I wanted some opinions on having a recommendation letter from a residency program director versus a recommendation letter from a neurologist who you have worked with closely, in regards to applying for the match.


    Thanks for the help.
  2. Vader

    Vader Dark Lord of the Sith Moderator Emeritus

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    Usually preferable to have a letter from a faculty member with whom you worked closely. The more generic the letter, the less valuable it is.

    You need more than one neurology letter, so perhaps consider getting both.

    One option is to ask the PD to write a chair's letter that is signed by both the PD and department chair. The second letter can be from the faculty member you worked with.

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