Specialty and GPR

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  1. DentalMan123

    DentalMan123 2+ Year Member


    For those who have applied to both a specialty program and a GPR through ADEA PASS, what steps need to be done differently in order to apply to both a specialty program (such as Ortho) and GPRs/AEGDs at the same time?
    For example, did you have to request two different letters of recommendation PPIs from the same one professor? Or did you ask double the amount of faculty to write you letters? How does it work for sending out two essays, experiences, CVs, etc?
    Any feedback is greatly appreciated...

    Thank you!
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  3. Slinden13


    Did you find out the answer to the different letters of recommendation?
  4. shendo

    shendo UCSF/NYU Lutheran AEGD La Clinica Site Director 10+ Year Member

    DentalMan123- are you applying for the GPR as a backup just in case you don't get into your specialty program? If so, I would definitely recommend getting separate letter of recommendations for the specialty program and GPRs: it could be from the same professor but you should make sure the professor words the letters of rec differently so that it is more specific to what type of program you are applying for. That being said, if you have a professor writing you a letter of rec for ortho and it talks about how you will make a strong candidate for ortho due to your ortho experience/research..., that might not be a good professor to write you a letter of rec for a GPR since most GPR program directors would not necessarily be impressed by someone with a strong ortho background unless their program has a strong ortho component to it.

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