SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) So I've been shadowing 2 D.O's and both were only able to give me 2-3 half day visits (since they were busy). I wasn't planning on asking for a letter of recommendation since I figured I should get one from a physician that I shadowed longer with. However, at the end of one of my last days, one of the D.O's actually offered a letter of recommendation. The caveat was that I was going to write my own recommendation and he would look at it and make tweaks. I can understand why he would do this, since he is a very busy person. Nevertheless, I feel kind of weird writing a letter of recommendation for myself. I have read about people who have done it before. What makes it unusual is that I only shadowed with this physician for 2 days. I am not too sure what to write since I feel if I oversell myself, adcoms would see write through it. On the other hand, this would be a great backup in case I can't get a letter from another osteopathic physician. How do you think I should proceed with this?