1. chemdoctor

    Advice on letters

    Hello everyone, I was wondering how to proceed. I will be taking my MCAT in June, and my school requires a minimum 500 MCAT for a committee letter interview. By taking in June, I will have the score by July, and the GPA requirement is a 3.5. Is it considered late? My plan was to submit...
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    NEED HELP. How do I mark an LOR on AMCAS as "No Longer Being Sent" ?

    The AMCAS application portal literally says after you submit you can only mark letters as "no longer being sent"...how do I do that? I'm looking at AAMC's directions and the option to mark them as such isn't even on there?? Can someone help me? Am I just blind?
  3. usma.consulting

    US Medical Admissions Consulting & Personal Statement Editing Services

    SITE LINK: Home US Medical Admissions Consulting (USMA) is offering its services for the 2019-2020 Application Cycle. USMA is a New York based consultancy offering its expert editing services to applicants seeking admission to a variety of health care programs. The greatest portion of our...
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    LOR questions - science faculty and physician letter?

    1) My school doesn't have a neuroscience department, but my major has an emphasis in neuro that I took psychopharmacology and cognitive neuroscience for (both in the psych department). In terms of LOR, could these count as science faculty? I asked my pre-med advisor and he said it depends on the...
  6. M

    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...
  7. O

    How to send a letter of interest?

    Hi, I am still waiting to hear back from 9 schools. I know its super late and I really don't have much hope, but I guess it would be worth a try. Can anyone give me advice on how to send a letter of interest? At this point I will take any help. I've had one interview this cycle but was denied.
  8. O

    How to write a letter of interest?

    Hi I was curious how I would go about writing a letter of interest? Are we talking about email or hand written? Also, i haven’t heard from almost 10+ schools it’s been complete silence so should i assume silent rejections or..?
  9. B

    LOR advice needed: Weird relationship with PI and supervisor

    Hi SDN. I'm stuck with my situation and would appreciate your help. Reasons I should ask for a letter from this research experience: Mid-author on late breaking abstract published in high impact journal and a couple conferences The research supervisor, who is a DNP, and the PI said they wanted...
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    Is this bad???

    I’m currently a 4th year Biology major thinking about potential recommenders to write red letters for med school. The two professors that I took Physics with know me pretty well, I did very well in their classes, and I’m fairly confident that they will be able to write solid letters. Is it bad...
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    Is it weird to get the two science LOR’s both from physics professors?

    I’m currently a 4th year Biology major thinking about potential recommenders to write red letters for med school. The two professors that I took Physics with know me pretty well, I did very well in their classes, and I’m fairly confident that they will be able to write solid letters. Is it bad...
  12. S

    How to write letters of interest?

    Title says it all. I tried looking online, searching through forums. Does anyone give some tips on contents for letters of interests to programs that I want to interview at but haven't received the invite?
  13. Kobethegoat24

    Has anyone gotten a recommendation letter from a community college assistant professor?

    So I recently switched over to dental school. I have gotten my one science letter of recommendation but my second professor retired and I am unable to reach him about the letter he promised to write me :(. So i am searching for another science professor but I was never that close to any of my...
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    Acceptance/ rejection letters

    Hi guys, I went to admission day at IUSO on 9/7 and they give you a 2 week timeline as to when they will tell you their decision. I was wondering if I should be expecting an email or a letter in the mail? They just told us to expect to hear from them in the next two weeks
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    Letter of evaluation

    May be a stupid question, but does the usual required letter of evaluation for dental schools have to be from a general dentist, or could it be from someone such as an oral surgeon with a DMD degree?
  16. HereWeGo21

    Thank you letter after home SubI

    I was wondering if anyone sent a thank you letter after your home SubI. PD? Chair? Both? Handwritten or email? If relevant, this is for a surgical subspecialty.
  17. nembry

    can I compile my LORs now, and apply next year?

    I will be applying next year but want to get all of my LORs compiled now, so that I don't have to wait for all them to be sent in when it's time and deadlines are near. Can i get them all now? Or do the writers have to submit them personally themselves to TMDSAS when it's time for me to apply...
  18. Snickerdoodle1996


    does anyone know if LECOM requires a DO letter post interview? It was mentioned years ago on an old thread but there website says it is not required.
  19. R

    Early Letters of Recommendation

    Hey everybody. This is my first post. When it comes to asking for letters of recommendation very early (2 years before applying), what should I ask my professors? It is far too early for them to send it through AMCAS. So should I ask if they will send it to me, or hope that they write it now and...
  20. TotalMHCmismatch

    SOS: LOR writer won't respond

    So here's my situation: I submitted AMCAS already, with 1 non-science and 1 science letter already in (+ research, + clinical volunteering, + leadership letters). HOWEVER, my other science letter writer has not responded to me in the past month, since I gave him the link to the AMCAS letter...
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    DO Letter of Recommendation Requirement

    After reading through the Letter Requirements for many DO schools, I've noticed that some of them point out that they require at least two letters of Recommendation: either 2 from science professors and 1 from a physician, or a committee letter and a physician. The DO I shadowed sent his letter...
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    SUNY Letters of Rec

    For SUNY, I know there is a requirement of two science professor recs, an optometrist rec, and one from a prehealth committee. For the science professors, would a letter from my Orgo lab professor count? I'm not very close with my lecture professor even though I visited his office hours...
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  26. sasukeuchiha33

    Recommendation Letter Confusion... Help please!

    Hello, everyone! So, everywhere I read everyone seems to have the same general advice regarding recommendation letters, namely, the "basis" being 2 recommendation letters from a science professor who gave you a grade, and 1 from a non-science professor who gave you a grade. I know people...
  27. Sameffect

    Letters of Recommendation from community college

    Hey everyone, I will be applying for Dental School in the upcoming cycle. I am getting a LOR from an instructor at my 4 year university and another from a dentist. For my third letter, I was thinking about asking my chemistry professor (PhD) whom I have kept in contact with for over 3 years...
  28. N

    Which of these dentists should I get letters of recommendation from?

    I know that on average, schools typically ask for a letter from two separate dentists. I have 3 to choose from and I'm not sure which to ask. 1. Dentist who I shadow 90% of the time at one of the practices in my university's town. She really likes me, she has gotten to know me well, and has...
  29. meowmeowmeowmeow

    Worth sending Letter of Interest/Intent?

    I've been fortunate enough to receive a couple acceptances, but I haven't heard from my top choice. I wanted to send in a letter of interest with a couple of updates. I was recently hired to continue as a TA for the spring semester (didn't mention this in my app), have had some research progress...
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    Post-Interview Thank You Letter Review!

    Hi! I would really appreciate it if someone just read over this short email and reviewed it for me! I know the follow up emails don't make a difference in the admissions decision but I want it to be as good as possible! :) *ALSO if you're confused about the second paragraph, a question I asked...
  32. Master Thinker

    Research Letter of Recommendation Question

    I am currently doing research in a lab under a graduate student mentor and the Ph.D. PI does not really know me that well and I have never taken a class with him. Should I get a recommendation letter from my grad mentor alone? Or should I try and have the PI cosign it? Thanks for your inputs
  33. smileyfacegirl27

    Asking for a LOR in person unannounced?

    Hello! What is the best way to ask for a letter of recommendation for professors I have previously had when I don't know their Office Hours? Do I show up unannounced? Or send a professional email asking them to "Set up a meeting to discuss the possibility of a letter of recommendation?" I'm not...
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    Thank you letters..?

    hey guys, So I’ve read that some people recommend sending thank you letters to the interviewers post-interview.. I never even thought about doing this. Am I the only one who hasn’t done this?
  35. hs764

    How to write a letter of interest?

    I interviewed at Vanderbilt late last month and as we were wrapping up, the admissions person told us that we could supplement our application by sending a letter of interest to the school. She made it very clear that this was not meant to be the same thing as a letter of intent and that we...
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    Use Committee Letter?? Advice needed !!!!

    Hi Friends, Wanted to get your opinion as I start the wonderfully arduous processes of prepping my app for next cycle. My university (graduated in 2016) offers alumni the opportunity to apply for their pre-health committee in which current or prior students earn a committee letter at the end of...
  37. amg_la

    Letter of Interest -- Application Update

    what is the criteria to send letters of interest to schools. If i have not heard anything (interview/rejection) from a school when is too soon to submit a follow up letter to a medical school. as for content in the letter, if there is nothing new to update on my application that isnt already on...
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    Can't submit one more letter of recommendation

    Hi y'all! I am applying this year. I have turned in my application. However, I did not realize one letter I receive from my Pre-dental society does not count as a committee letter until WesternU informed me about it. On AADSAS, there is this rule that I can only submit 1 committee letter and 1...
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    Evaluation Please!

    Hello all! I am currently planning to apply to pharmacy school this Fall 2017 for Fall 2018 admittance. Here are my stats: Current GPA: 3.3 PCAT: This is my first ever important standardized test, I did not even take the SAT. I am scheduled to take it on September 8th. Pre-reqs: I have...
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    Questions about Timeline for Recommendation Letters

    Hi, I'm taking my MCAT on August 24th (late i know but mostly focused on DO). I heard schools won't look at your app till your MCAT scores are in, so I will most likely submit my application in the last week of August. Question- does that mean I won't need to have my recommendation letters in...