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    Some of my letter writers have stopped responding

    Hey so I have letter writers from my upper divs for my med school applications and they agreed and stuff but some of them just stopped replying. I sent them my interfolio stuff earlier and like now only one of my upper div bio professors has replied and one of my English professors replied. I am...
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    LOR from Dean Emerita?

    Hi all! I'm an M3 who's also working as a research assistant for a project that's led by the past dean of my medical school (from 2001-2014). She recently reached out to me to help set up potential publications/abstracts related to the project and it got me thinking - if I end up working with...
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    Volunteering LoR Question?

    Hey Guys, I've been volunteering at a hospice care for a few years and have a good reputation. However, the volunteer coordinators always quit after 4-5 months so the current volunteer coordinators doesn't personally know me too well. None of the patients I visit are in-house, so the staff of...
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    Acceptable Non-Science LOR?

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    What topics should letter writers (dentist and professors) focus on in LORs?

    Hello everyone, What are some points I should ask the dentist I worked for for 3-4 years to put emphasis on in the LOR? What are points my professors should focus on? Also, I am planning to use interfolio for these letter and wondering if I need to pay right away for it or only when I...
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    Mount Sinai Radiology Residency Open House; 9/23/20 | 6pm EST

    Hello everyone! Hope you're staying safe! Please see the flyer here (or attached pdf) for the virtual open house for the Mount Sinai Radiology Residency Program--the event is scheduled for 9/23/20 at 6pm. This is a great opportunity to meet residents and program directors at Mount Sinai if...
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    High School Dual Enrollment

    Hi Everyone, I am currently a Junior in High School. I am dual enrolling at the local community college for the majority of my classes including Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, and Math classes. I plan on graduating with my associates in science, in the spring of 2021, which should...
  8. Lifeblood_20

    LOR due date

    I have reached out to professors for LORs (applying this upcoming cycle) and they confirmed that they'd be happy to write me. I will be using interfolio to store letters. Should I give my letter writers a deadline of sorts? Or just that applications soft open in May and that I hope to complete...
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    Derm LORs from aways

    Question regarding derm LORs... Should you always get a letter from an away rotation so you can submit that letter when you apply there or is it better to just submit your strongest letters, regardless of if they are from that institution or not? I feel like my letters from other aways will be...
  10. goodvibes27

    Letter of Recommendation issue

    Hi, I’m planning to apply for the match this year and I had m completed an externship with a family medicine physician last year. It was a really good rotation and the physician told me that he’d upload a really good LoR for me. Now much to my dismay, this physician’s license has been...
  11. Insaiyandave

    Letter of Recommendation Suggestions

    Alright, so I am to the point where I am starting to get all of my letters of rec together for the upcoming cycle and am in need of an outside opinion for some choices I have. First, I am a Georgia resident and %100 would like to stay in-state. Over the years, my family and I have been good...
  12. dwarfplanet

    Public Health Professor for a LOR?

    I already have a non-science and a science LOR, so I’m trying to get one more science LOR. Right now I’m working closely on a paper with one of my former professors who taught me a public health course, and I feel that they would be willing to write me a very good letter, but I’m wondering if a...
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    Letter of Rec from someone without college degree?

    I am currently doing a community service volunteering program where the director is a college drop out, but he is kind of successful now in terms of starting up this local organization that is in the works of expanding throughout California (got funds and approval from state gov already). I...
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    Is having a letter of recommendation from a priest frowned upon by adcoms?

    I was wondering if asking for a letter of recommendation from a priest I have grown close with would be frowned upon by adcoms. Much of my ECs have come from serving at my church in various activities for many years. I believe he could write me a strong letter of recommendation because of how...
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    How mandatory is a humanities letter of rec?

    I'm part of a full ride scholarship, and the scholarship director will write me a letter of rec. My research PI/taught me a bioengineering class will write me a letter of rec. My orgo 2 prof will write me a letter of rec. A doctor whom I shadow often will write me a letter of rec. I'll be...
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    Letter of Recommendation Question

    Hi, So I've been scribing for a doctor and he agreed to write a LoR for me, but the problem is that he might be retiring soon (in the next few weeks). I am planning to submit my app this cycle (May/June 2019). Is there a way he can write a letter for me and store it right now/if so, how? I...
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    Seeking LOR Advice

    Hello SDN, So I had built a strong enough relationship with my prehealth advisor of four years and a science faculty professor to be confident in their ability to write a strong LOR. Very recently, both got fired. Additionally, due to a lot of changes to my school's health advising office...
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    LOR Help. Science Professor ghosted me.

    About 1 year ago, I asked a science professor for a lor and he said he would DEFINITELY write it over the summer. I reminded him before summer as well. But recently, when I tried to get a committee interview, the staff told me that I did not have the required 2 science letters. I emailed that...
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    Letter of Recommendation from a Dentist

    Most schools ask for a LOR from a dentist. I have shadowed an Orthodontist and I know that he would write me a stellar LOR. Is it preferred to have a general dentist write the LOR? Or would it probably be looked at about the same? Did anyone do one or the other considering what would be better...
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    Do dermatology aways require letters of recommendation?

    Hey all, pretty straight forward question that I can't find the answer to. Any advice about Dermatology aways and when to schedule them would be great as well. Thanks so much!
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    Where should you ask your professors to send a LOR?

    Currently a sophomore and won't be applying till next year but I still want to ask for LOR's now since I did really well in my core science classes. Since I don't have an application ready, is there anywhere I should ask my professors to send my letter so it can be stored for future use? And...
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    Letters of Rec

    I wanted to ask for a letter of rec from my neuroanatomy professor. Unfortunately the class is listed under the psych department, despite the fact that it's 100% biology of the brain. Would this work as one of my 2 letters of rec from a science professor?
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    URGENT! Best Way to Get A Last Minute LOR through email

    Here's my situation: I'm applying to post bacc programs now and one of them I just found out about has a Nov. 1st deadline. However they require two LORs which I was not expecting. I have two professors in mind that I want to ask but I want to ask them asap so they can have time to do it...
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    Not having all 3 LOR on initial application

    I am applying to urology this cycle and only have 2 letters of recommendation uploaded so far. I am waiting on my other letter writers to upload. I sent my application in with the 2 letters before the release date Sept 15th. Will programs consider my application incomplete and either not look at...
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    I am applying for the upcoming cycle and I just started Job shadowing an OT two months ago and have only shadowed her 3 times. I have been working on building a professional relationship with her. When is the right time to ask her for a recommendation? Any suggestions on how I should bring up...
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    Letter of recommendation from OD you work with

    I work as an optician at a private practice. Am I allowed to ask the doctors I work with for a letter of rec?
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    Grad School before Dental

    Hi all, I am an aspiring dentist and will be applying to grad school (most likely an MS in biology) to help further strengthen my application before applying to dental school. While I do enjoy biology, I really am applying just to further bolster my credentials as a dental applicant. I've been...
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    Asking a Rec Letter Writer

    Hi, I had previously gotten letters from 3 profs that I wanted to apply MD. I got my MCAT back a week ago and it was low enough to deter me from submitting AMCAS. Now, I'm trying to ask them to submit letters for twoe-year programs, and will have to let them know somehow that I'll be applying...
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    Med Schools w/ NO LOR Requirement?

    Hello all, I've tried googling this but haven't got any hits. Does anyone know of a comprehensive list of schools that DO NOT require Letter of Recommendations? Before someone says there is no such AMCAS school, I know factually that isn't true.
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    LOR’s from pre-req professors. HELP

    Currently in the process of knocking out my pre-reqs and I’m trying to score a LOR (letter of recommendation) from atleast 1-2 of my professors. Anybody have any experience with getting letters from them? Like how they went about asking/earning them from them?
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    DO Recommendation Letter

    Hi everyone, I’d a question regarding the LOR. My DO has agreed to write me an LOR but I was wondering whether I’ve to upload that letter myself on the AACOM/AAMC or does she have to mail it to the schools I apply to? I’m confused because I’ve called multiple schools & none of them have given...
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    Question Regarding ERAS LOR Request

    Hi All, I am doing my residency in a community hospital and applying for GI fellowship. My department chair is writing me a LOR and I would like to know if the below option in the LOR request applies to only medical students or can I as a medical resident chose this option as the department...
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    Recommendations for MPH application

    I am interested in applying for MPH graduate school for Fall 2019. A lot of the applications are due by December 2018 though. I would like to get letters of recommendations from my current boss/supervisor. However, I am nervous about approaching him to ask for it because then they will know I am...
  34. jrdnshaffer

    Letters of Recommendation

    I have noticed a lot of schools require letters from teachers in the natural science department or committees. He school in which I attend you rarely have a professor more than once or they are so consumed in their own research that they won’t even meet with students. My question is would a...
  35. RandomChance

    A few questions about Orgo, LoR's, and Authorship

    Hi all, 1.) In my undergrad I unfortunately got a C- in orgo 1 with lab, but received a A- in orgo 2 with lab the following semester. Would this orgo 2 with lab potentially fulfill the minimum "C" grade required in prerequisites for most MD schools? (I know every school is probably different...
  36. SwimmerDentist95

    Do letters of recommendation from Engineering professors count as science letters?

    Hi everyone. I am almost ready to send off my application for the 2018-2019 cycle and I can't believe I'm asking this question now. Do letters of rec from engineering professors count as science letters of rec?? I majored in biomedical engineering for undergrad. Having spent majority of my...
  37. aiali

    Need advice on LOR stuff

    My school doesn't allow me to submit a request for a LOR packet until I receive 4 secondaries. They have all of my LORs with them currently (they made me get my writers to submit them before the end of April). I'm not sure what to do. I'm pre-writing my secondaries, so I should be done a week...
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    LOR for reaaplicant

    I am currently preparing to reapply and I need some advice! For letters of recommendation, I am planning to get two new LORs and use two old LORs from the last cycle and ask my professors to update those. Also, should I ask my professors to update just the date or should I ask them to revise the...
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    Importance of dentist LOR

    Hello, I have shadowed and assisted at a clinic for roughly 70-100 hours. Beyond that I have shadowed more, but didn't track my hours. Anyway I likely won't have a dentist LOR. I have a comittee letter and a few summers worth of research LOR. My GPA is stellar and DAT is high. Will this...
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    Using Interfolio to send LOR's???

    Hello I am working on my AADSAS applicaton right now, and I am wondering how to link my interfolio account with my AADSAS application? I have a couple of LOR's in my interfolio already do I need to send LOR requests through the AADSAS app also?