non-science

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    For all you science h8rs, How science-heavy is dental school?

    Hey y'all! I am an Anthropology Pre-Dent major who is really struggling with keeping motivation with her science classes. I hate all of my science classes. I would rather take Comp 1 and Comp 2 over and over again than to take Biochem next semester. I am doing alright in my science classes with...
  2. TheRealBatmanMD

    Co-signed Non-science LOR

    Hi everyone. I was curious if having a co-signed letter of recommendation would be frowned upon by medical school committees? Fortunately, this co-signed letter would be a non-science letter, and therefore, presumably holds less weight compared to my science LORS (which are all stellar). To be...
  3. A

    Prereqs Question

    Hi, everyone! I just got into a two-year postbac program (USC) that will allow me to take my science prereqs (foreign degree holder here). However, in order to open up my application pool for med school, I've decided to take a couple more GEs to boost my total credit hours to 60. I'm currently...
  4. S

    Deciding between two professors for recommendation letter

    Hi all! I'm using my school's committee letter system. I need to have three recommendation letters from my professors. I already have two (biology and organic chemistry). I was a TA for organic chemistry, and I worked my butt off in biology. I am having trouble picking my third. Below are the...
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    LOR: would this count as a non-science letter?

    Hi All! I have a somewhat specific question about a letter of rec coming from a professor who taught me a non-science course that was listed in a science department. This professor knows me very well, so I definitely want to use this letter. The course is listed as in the department of...
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    Applying to Med School without non-science LOR?

    I am a traditional applicant applying this cycle (June 2018--my 4th year at a university) and I am a little stressed out because I don't have a letter of rec from a non-science professor. The majority of my courses just happened to be science courses since this was my main area of interest. I...
  7. B

    Would you consider this a weak LOR?

    Please assume rights were waived to see the letter; I am merely using this as an understanding of what constitutes a strong letter, weak letter, or "okay letter". Insight from @LizzyM, @Goro or any ADCOM would be much appreciated! I have science LORs, but I don't have one from a non-science...
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    Help Help Help-a musician pursuing medical career

    Hi, I just recently graduated from my high school and started considering the medical career. I went to a professional conservatory and have NEVER taken any biology and chemistry classes. I will be studying at Wesleyan University this fall. I was wondering how hard it would be for me to study...
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    Non-sciene LOR (Faculty vs. Non-faculty)

    Traditionally, med schools want 2 science 1 non-science, and maybe other letters (character letters, etc.). My predicament is that I took a class with a Humanities professor which was largely taught by a Post-Doc associate (has a PhD). The class was technically co-taught with a Faculty prof but...
  10. SpottyGlassware

    Non-Science Classes

    I have an extra space in my schedule next semester that I'm looking to fill (since I'll be done with my minor and gen-eds, finishing up pre-reqs, and on track with my major). There's a course geared toward pre-meds that I really want to take, but there are only ten spots in it, and they tend to...
  11. anoxredcat

    Non-science LOR List

    I've been getting quite a lot of advice to definitely get a non-science LOR. I am going to assume this is going to be a non-science professor. When I planned out my undergrad schedule, I squeezed everything non-science into my first 2 semesters in freshman year. I did however ask a public...
  12. Hospitalized

    List of schools that want a non-science LOR, but will accept waiver/substitution?

    As the title says. The only data on this site about this topic is markedly outdated. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no way I will be able to get a strong LOR from a non-science professor due to the timing of my classes. However, I have physicians and employers that would write me strong LORs...