1. 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...
  2. A

    Which type of LoR would you like to see?

    Having trouble deciding which LoRs to send...Crossing fingers to match at a top 10, better than average step 1 & 2, mid-level med school, hoping for a career in academia involving clinical research. I have 1 IM letter and a choice of 3 psych letters to send. They are: 1. Letter from research PI...
  3. 9

    Can you save Letters of Recommendation?/Being able to have them as soon as the cycle opens

    I have came across different threads that pertain to the process of asking for letters of rec, but what I am wondering is if is there a way I can talk to my professors and have them send me a letter of rec that I can save somewhere, or if I should tell them to save the letter until I send them...
  4. A

    Rec Letter help

    Hi everyone, I have a dilemma regarding my recommendation letters. I have successfully acquired a rec letter from an MD Physician (sent to my university). However, one of my science professors was not able to write his rec letter in the correct format (no signature included, etc.). I have...
  5. A

    Rec Letters

    Currently I have a rec letter from an MD family physician, a physics professor, and my school's committee letter. I was wondering if this is enough or do I need to follow the general rule of two science professors and 1 non-science professor? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks,
  6. L

    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...
  7. D

    Letters of Intent - what's the deal

    Alright, ladies and gents. The consensus is clear on the following: - it is worth informing your #1 program - you should never lie (i.e., tell your #2, #3, etc. that they are your #1) Where the consensus is grey: - is it worth telling programs at the top of your list (but not your #1) that...
  8. F


    Hi all, I am getting ready to submit my AACOMAS (late I know). I am still waiting on a letter from a DO who I shadowed extensively recently. However she recently had a family crisis and hasn't been getting back to me about the letter. I want to submit my app in the coming days. Is it possible...
  9. A

    IM LOR poll

    Hey guys, I'm a 4th yr looking to go into IM at a preferably academic hospital. Prob a dumb question, and I apologize if its wasting thread space lol, but I'm in a dilemma as to which letters to upload. How important is it for IM programs that letters come from IM physicians? Currently, I have...
  10. KCraig

    When do schools send secondary applications?

  11. R

    Dental School Recommendation Letters?

    Hello All, I am currently a senior in college aiming to apply for the upcoming Dental cycle. I was just wondering if anybody knows how many rec letters are required to apply or even if there is a website that has every schools requirement? Anything will help! Thanks!
  12. H

    Letters of Recommendation from DPM or online course professors?

    Hello! I am trying to prepare everything possible and was wondering if DO schools accept letters of recommendation from doctors of podiatry. I have been scribing for about a year and one of the physicians I worked with was a DPM who could give me a glowing recommendation. I was also wondering...
  13. Mister Significant


    Hello y'all, I just met with the pre-health advisor at my university. I am graduating this May, and plan on applying to DO school a year from that date (May 2019). I was told that I cannot submit my letters of recommendation in till the time that I apply. How do I go about this considering...
  14. E

    Submitting Letters of Recommendations for Dental Schools

    Hi everyone, This may be an obvious/redundant question, but I was just wondering how the process of submitting letters of recommendation is when applying to dental schools? When I ask my professors to write one and they agree, do they have to upload it directly on to AADSAS, or would they give...
  15. G

    Letter of Rec from Community College Prof?

    Hi guys, I graduated Dec 2016 and taking some time off from school to give my app more edge. I currently have one letter of rec from my former Biochem prof who I TAed for. He doesn't really even know me very well, but hey, at least I TA'ed for the dude. I did well in all my science classes but...
  16. HopefulDoc91

    LOR from DO

    So I have 2 LOR from 2 DOs (in addition to my other letters). My one letter is from the DO I work for, and the other letter is from a DO I shadowed (who happens to be my relative). AACOMAS already sent all my letters to my schools. My question is, should I reach out to those schools and notify...
  17. O

    UTHSC Memphis Letters of Recommendation Premed

    I'm trying to figure out how many/which letters to send to UT for my medical school application. It says online : If you have already graduated from the undergraduate institution and your school feels too much time has lapsed for them to complete an evaluation, you will need to submit three (3)...
  18. F

    Dental Application 2017-2018 Adder Letters of Rec Question *AFTER* submitting

    Hi SDN Community! I was wondering if anyone knows the answer to my question: Are you able to submit your letters of recommendation after you submit the dental application? Like, is there a place in the application where you can update and add new letters? I am doing my letters through...
  19. C

    Letters of Rec from Residency after Fellowship?

    Hey there, was wondering, after you finish a 1-2 year fellowship and are applying for jobs, who does your letters of rec typically come from? Do most jobs require letters from specific people? Your fellowship PD? Your residency PD? Or just people who know your work best?
  20. Snickerdoodle1996

    Undergrad Letters of Recommendations

    Hi everyone, I am a second year student so I will be applying to med school next year. Is it too early now to start asking for letters of recommendation? There is one professor that I feel comfortable asking now and dont want to lose touch with .
  21. MCATHigh9


    Hi Everyone, Which ALLO schools appreciate letter of updates/interest? Which ones dont
  22. H

    Submit Evaluations to Specific Schools through AACOMAS?

    I submitted all my secondaries. Recently though I received an email saying me I don't have the requisite letters of recommendation (2 science professors) for a few schools. I had to contact old professors that I haven't talked to in over a year and finally one agreed to write a letter. This...
  23. P

    Letter of Recommendation for Secondaries

    Hey SDN. This question may seem painfully obvious but I have not found a clear cut answer to this so I'm hoping for some insight. I have submitted 6 letters of recommendation through AACOMAS for my primary application. All were sent via Interfolio. I have also submitted my secondaries for...
  24. TaupePremed

    Which letter of recommendation should I put first?

    Original question deleted, I am going with Letter A first, who the *&%k cares. I'll be honest, applying to med school forces me to make like 20 decisions every day, and sometimes the decisions feel big and I get tired of making them all myself. I decided to try an experiment. To work through...
  25. Hygge

    Should I get these letters of recommendation?

    Hi, if anyone could give me any advice on whether I should get these letters of rec for my committee packet, that would be great :) 1) A physician I shadowed for a few days agreed to write me a strong letter. I know in general you don't want to get a letter from a physician you shadowed, but...
  26. P

    TUFTS - LORs?

    Hey! I am trying to find info about LORs for Tufts but I am having trouble. Minimum #? Maximum #? and recommendations on what kind of letters they are looking for? Thanks!
  27. P

    When is a good time to submit letters of rec?

    I submitted my application on the first day it opened (6/7). Still waiting to be verified. I am still waiting on 2 letters to be submitted so I was going to hold off on assigning the letters. My questions are... 1. Do I need to wait until my app is verified to assign the letters and update my...
  28. gavinator

    Submitting primary without letters?!

    Asking for a friend- So I've almost completed my primary application but my health advisor told me that not having any letters submitted through AACOMAS will negatively affect my chances of getting secondaries. However, I won't have my DO letter until the end of the summer (around July) and...
  29. R

    LoR - AMCAS Question

    I am currently waiting for a committee letter from my institution and they will not send any letters out until their letter is complete. I was wondering when should I hope they write and send the letters out to schools if I want to have my application complete early? When would it be considered...
  30. PathforwardtoDPT

    Questions regarding LOR...

    I tried searching, but couldn't find these specific questions: I have a LOR lined up from a therapist, but he only just recently graduated like 3 years ago. Would this affect the LOR in a objectively negative way regardless of how great he writes the LOR? More specifically, do schools take...
  31. moose786

    Health Professions Office Letter Needed?

    Hello, I have talked to some advisors in my Health Professions Office and they seem very discouraging and keep implying that I'm probably going to have to take a gap year. I don't mind that, but I have yet to take the DAT -- and I really just want to at least try to apply this year and see if I...
  32. LizzyM

    Kindest Rejection Letters

    Being the bearer of bad news is not fun and being the recipient is even worse. Which schools have the nicest way of saying, "sorry, but you haven't been admitted"? What did you most like about the letter?
  33. 9909

    How much weight do great LORs carry in the post interview process?

    I found this AAMC data showing that to get a II, GPA > MCAT > LORs fall in such an order of importance, but to get the acceptance, interview and LOR raise to the top. https://www.aamc.org/download/261106/data/aibvol11_no6.pdf I have been curious lately, as I have met so many great, charismatic...