letters of recommendation

  1. D

    No Clinical LOR help!!!!

    I'm gathering my LOR for next cycle (2024-2025) and I'm worried about not having a clinical letter of recommendation. Here are the LOR I know I can get: 1. Non science ( 1 professor maybe even another one if they remember me lol) 2. Science ( 1 professor; my lab instructor has a PhD will this...
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    How old can LORs be?

    Hi everyone, I was hoping someone could guide me on what to do as I apply to dental school for the next cycle: so basically, I just took the DAT and decided that the grades were not competitive enough (AA 19) so I'm not applying this cycle for 2024 which I was originally planning to do (it also...
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    MD Rec Letter Priority

    Hello, I have a handful of letters from MDs and professors, and was wondering which is better: an MD (internist) letter that is really short (basically 2 paragraphs), but positive overall or an in depth letter from a professor that is way more specific and detailed Ideally, I would be able to...
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    Taking An Additional Gap Year: Should I Get New LORs?

    Hello, I'm a graduating senior who was initially planning on taking only 1 gap year and applying this current 2023-2024 cycle. That being said, I've come to the decision to take an additional (2nd) gap year which means I will apply next cycle. Granted that I initially wanted to apply this...
  5. S

    Specializing after working as GP

    If I have been practicing as a GP for several years after dental school but decide that I want go back to specialize in endodontics, where / how would I get 3 letters of recommendation? I had no interest in specializing while in dental school, and so I never participated in research or built...
  6. LindaAccepted

    Medical The Best Medical School Letter of Recommendation Advice for 2023

    The best letters of recommendation are offered by people who have seen you perform in some capacity – as student, student leader, employee, researcher, volunteer. The weakest letters are of the “character reference” variety or from influential individuals who barely know you. How long should a...
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    Adding Letters of Recommendation Now?

    Hi, I am an MD/PhD applicant in the current cycle. I started a new research job in July and have been pretty helpful/active/productive since then. My advisors (2) have agreed to furnish some LOR. I have only 1 research letter as of now (albeit from a 2-year position I was very productive in)...
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    MD & DO Residency LoR from IMG MD?

    Hi, I was wondering if a letter from an MD you’ve worked with who received their training abroad but is currently a professor in the US “counts” toward your 3 core MD letters for residency? Like a professor who is from Europe or Latin America and completed med school there but was later...
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    Letters of Recommendation from Grad School vs Undergrad

    Hi! I'm applying this June, and want to ask the remainder of my letter writers ASAP. I did undergrad followed by a 1 year masters. I'm having some issue deciding on how many of my professor letters should be from undergrad vs. grad school. My understanding is I'll generally need 2 science and...
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    Do LOR for residency have to be from orthopedic surgeons?

    Had a discussion with attendings at my Uni, in it they said that all letters of recommendation should be from ortho surgeons. Any other specialty would be a negative marker even if it was a great LOR. They even went and mocked one applicant that had psych write them a LOR. In the end they said...
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    MA/MS Who to ask for rec. letters? Ppl you're close to vs ppl with more credentials

    Hi guys! I'm applying to Counseling Psych. PhD and Clinical Psych. PsyD programs. I would appreciate your input on recommendation letters. Do you think it is better to ask for letters from set A or set B: Set A) a mentor/professor, work supervisor, and professor who I have good relationships...
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    How to ask for LORs during COVID-19?

    Hi everyone, as the title may suggest I was wondering if anyone could advise on how to ask for letters during the ongoing pandemic. Prepandemic, the ideal situation was to sit down with your writer and hand over a resume/CV. Is this still advised when asking professors from undergrad for a...
  13. J

    Will applying 1 year after graduating affect residency match opportunities?

    Hello, I'm new here. I will be graduating med school July 2022. I am a US-IMG looking to match into Gen Surgery or Urology Residency in the US (goal is in Texas). I understand matching is very competitive for IMGs. After looking at the requirements, most programs require 3 Letter of...
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    Research year AFTER med school?

    Hello, I'm new here. I will be graduating med school July 2022. I am a US-IMG looking to match into Gen Surgery or Urology Residency in the US (goal is in Texas). I understand matching is very competitive for IMGs. After looking at the requirements, most programs require 3 Letter of...
  15. true_royal

    I submitted a committee letter and two individual LORs that were already included in the committee letter. Should I be concerned about this?

    Basically what the title says. I have 5 total LORs, and all 5 of them were compiled into a committee letter. My school's version of a committee letter is essentially just a condensed letter that compiles snippets of my other individual letters. My advisor told me though that my strongest letters...
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    D.O. Schools number of letters of evaluation?

    Hello everyone, I've been doing some research about the AACOMAS process and I would appreciate some clarification about LORs. I know different schools have different requirements for letters but it seems like 1 DO, 2 science, 1 nonscience letter should cover all of my bases. I also would...
  17. bobadoz

    Biomedical Engineering Categorization Question

    Hi all, I'm a BME major, and obviously, I have taken a lot of BME classes. I know that many schools require letters from "science" professors. Because of COVID, I only have real connections to the professors in my major. These classes are math and science heavy in my opinion (biomechanics...
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    Difficulty securing science professor recommendation letters

    Due to covid and classes being online, I am having trouble securing letters of recommendation from science professors. They have stated they don’t feel comfortable writing them because we haven’t met face-to-face. What should I do about this predicament?
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    Getting letters of recommendation early before applying

    I will be applying in August this year for 2022 admission and was curious as to if I could obtain my letters of recommendation sometime soon and keep them on hand until applying. I’ve read that some schools use interfolio while others have stated that emailing in the letters is fine. Obviously...
  20. D

    Letters of Recommendation

    Hi everyone! I can’t seem to find the answer to my question anywhere. I need two LORs from two science professors. I am already getting one from my orgo I professor. Would it be weird to get the second one from orgo II professor? Or gen chem professor? Should I ask another science class...
  21. optimist99

    How many LoRs to send - OBGYN application

    So I'm applying to OBGYN this cycle and can't decide how many LoRs I should send programs that say things like "a total of three (3) LoRs is required for final review" and "a complete application contains... three (3) LoRs including the dept chair letter." Does this mean I can't include a 4th...
  22. M

    [Asking for a friend] Graduated 7 years ago, what to do about LoR?

    Hi guys! A friend I work with graduated undergrad with a degree in nutrition 7 years ago and she is thinking about applying to medical school next cycle. She's worked in a couple different fields but is currently a dietitian/nutritionist at the hospital I work at. She has a lot of great...
  23. evo512

    Letters of Rec. for USUHS

    I am applying in this upcoming cycle and my school has us do a mock up application to our pre med board coming up soon. As of right now my top choice is USUHS, but I am also applying to civilian medical schools and the HPSP. I watched a lot of my friends apply to military academies and having...
  24. notgeorgeharrison

    MPH Letters of rec question- Applying to MPH and MS programs

    Hi everyone! Would love if anyone could provide insight on letters of recommendation when applying to different degrees. I’m applying to MPH programs and had my recommenders write letters based on this. However, for one university I'm interested in I’m only eligible for a MS/MSPH. Will the...
  25. preoptbear98

    Letters of Rec

  26. sasukeuchiha33

    LOR Question- Submitting from AMCAS

    Hey all. So, I'm using Interfolio Dossier Deliver to send letters to AMCAS. However, I have also noticed that AMCAS has an option where you can choose which letters to send to which schools. This isn't really something I'm worried about, as I intend to send all of my letters to all the schools...
  27. grape_koala

    Recommendation Letter Requirements if Committee Letter is used

    My school has a pre-health committee so I will be submitting a committee letter in lieu of individual letters. They ask we submit our letters directly to them, which they will attach to their letter. In this case, does the typical LOR requirements (2 science, 1 non-science) matter? I was...
  28. Ramona Flowers

    Letters of Recommendation Question

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    General Admissions & OTCAS Letters of Recommendation Advice

    Hi! Currently I am in the process of reapplying to OT programs (mostly, if not all, MOT). This is my second cycle that I am applying to, but applications don't open up for another month or so I believe. I have re-asked two out of my three past writers of my LORs but am wondering how to more...
  30. B

    Letters of recommendation -Optometry

    How would you approach this siuation? Just say an optometrist says they would feel comfortable writing a letter of recommendation for me if I send a list of extracurriculars and my gpa... I’m am just nervous because my gpa is lower than I had hoped.
  31. High Yield Press

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  32. D

    My letters vanished? ERAS LORP

    I was originally in class of 2019, however, was put in class of 2020. Recently, the ERAS LORP was undergoing "maintenance", after it came back online. MYERAS is asking me for a token and the ERAS LORP doesn't show any of my letter writers. I have worked hard to gather my letters and one of my...
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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...
  35. ChipSkylarkxxxshinyteeth

    Professors are letting me draft my own Letters of Rec before they add their own sauce!!!

    I’d like to say that I’m in a pretty lucky however stressful situation where two of my professors I reached out to for LOR’s from are actually suggesting that I write key points and anything I'd like in the letters about myself. Has anyone else been in this same situation? If yes I need your...
  36. LindaAccepted

    Medical Reapplying to Med School: Your Primary Application

    The next part of your assessment will examine how you presented yourself to the admissions committees. (You can review part 1 of your assessment in our earlier post, Reapplying to Med School: Evaluating Your Medical School Profile.) Keep in mind that this part of your application is necessarily...
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    Letters from Course Professors vs PIs

    I decided recently to apply to MSTP programs this cycle and I realized that although I will have 4 great letters of recommendation from labs that I've worked in and doctors that I have shadowed, I have not established any relationship with course professors. And I know that most MSTP programs...
  38. ToothyBoi

    Getting Letters of Rec While Reapplying

    In the event that I have to reapply, I'm trying to figure out the best way to go about getting more letters of recommendation. I could apply for a Master's degree. However, I don't really want to pursue this for two years, although it would be partly due to be able to get more letters of rec...
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    How do you get to know professors?

    I am asking specifically for getting LOR's. I go to a really large Uni, 40k + students, and all my classes have 300+ students in them. My professors don't really know me except for when I get a nice 100% on their exam and they call out my name in the next class period. I never go to office...
  40. Miracle_Fruit

    Unfortunate error with AMCAS LORs

    Hi all, Here's the backstory: - I submitted all of my letters of recommendation 6/10/2018. - Received confirmation email from AMCAS stating they received all my letters. - Submitted all secondaries end of August. - Get an email today, saying that one of the letters was not received. - Call...