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    Professor Co-Signed Letter of Recommendation by TA

    Hi everyone, I recently asked my TA from a science course to write me a letter of recommendation for OptomCas, and my professor agreed to co-sign it (however, he has never done something like that before). Can anyone else who has done something like this before for their application share some...
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    Post-grad asking profs for ELORs

    I graduated in May 2017, and i will be applying to vet schools this cycle. I have a very reserved personality, I keep to myself especially in large classes. My major had around 100 people in it, so our classes for our major had everyone in them. There were 2 classes i can think of that were...
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    Is my research professor going to regret choosing me?

    I am about to start summer research with my current organic chemistry and organic lab professor (I'm finishing up O chem 2). I don't feel qualified for this research position, since I applied almost a year ago and was accepted before this professor knew how I would do in his organic class (not...
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    Is it necessary to be very smart to become a Pharmacy Professor

    Okay so this is my first time posting here. I just graduated last week and I'm currently attending Pharmacy board review. Until now, I don't really know what`s my future career path since Pharmacy is not really my choice but my parent`s choice. But I`m now inspired and wanting to become a...
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    LORs criteria: science/humanities professor vs. lab?

    Main Question - I have seen that the "standard advice" is to have 2 LOR from professors in hard sciences, 1 from professor in humanities, and ≥1 from ECs. • Does a professor whose lab you work in count as a "hard science professor" letter if you never actually took a class with them? I'm...
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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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    F1 Student for a Clinical Assistant professor

    I am creating this post to see the reality of my goals and aspiration. I am currently a fourth year pharmacy student studying in the United state on F-1 visa (Yea I know what you're thinking good luck finding a job not another Visa sponsorship thread; well this is different) . I am strongly...
  8. 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...
  9. SterlingMaloryArcher

    How to talk a professor into giving you extra credit?

    I've never tried to "cut a deal" with a teacher before but it seems like this a skill people how make all A's seem to have (as well as staying on top of work) I have done generally pretty well in the class thus far but I am sure I BOMBED my midterm. I thought I was truly prepared but that took...
  10. stebgbby

    Should I retake a course with an easier professor?

    I have been going through many many forums and taking advice from those who have been in similar situations as myself. One piece of advice that I am learning is very very true in pre med is how a professor can really make or break your chance of success. My situation is this: I have taken 3...
  11. BlueBee20

    unsure if my letter writer signed the LOR...

    HELP - I asked for LOR's a LONG time ago because I thought I was on top of things. They have all already been submitted, and the last was submitted in late June. Most of them were submitted in May. I gave all of the letter writers that AMCAS PDF that explains how to upload the letter, etc...
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    Any Dentists here teach at a College?

    I am a non-traditional student, used to be a restaurant GM, taking the DAT next year, so I have quite some time before I even think about the things I would like to do after my journey concludes. My question is, do any of you teach part-time while working as a Dentist? If I'm not mistaken, most...
  13. thenor

    Does sociology count as a non-science for letters of recommendation for med school?

    Hi Everyone, I developed a great relationship with my Intro to Sociology prof, and she enthusiastically agreed to writing me a LOR. Does sociology count as a non-science? I understand that it's a social science course. But we didn't do any actual typical "science" stuff in the class. It felt...
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    Writing a LOR Template??

    I recently asked one of my professors if he would be willing to write my a strong letter of recommendation, and he agreed, but replied asking me to send him a template that he can edit. He's a very busy man, so I understand why he might not have the time to sit down and write up an entire LOR...
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    Frustration

    I'm sorry if I sound pathetic but I'm on the verge of tears. So my school gives a Letter of Evaluation to be sent to Medical School. In order to receive it we need to submit our application for it and a minimum of three recommendation letters by February 15. One of the letters MUST be from a...
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    Should I get this LOR?

    Hi everyone, I took a pre-req course last semester with an awesome professor. I went to all of his office hours, and he was always super helpful. Overall, a really nice person. Worked hard and ended up with an A. Last week I went to his office and thanked him for being a great teacher and...
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    Non-Trads: Is becoming a physician a good idea for someone who has a lot of serious hobbies?

    Hi everyone--I'm a post-bac student about to start my journey towards medicine. I'm in the transitional period of being a journalist to becoming a student again and am about to take all the pre-req classes for medical school in just one week. I was wondering if becoming a physician is a good...
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    Is it ethical to give my professor/doctor a gift as a thank you for treating me for free?

    I'm a medical student. I recently had a medical problem and went to one of the cardiology attendings at my teaching hospital for a check up, because he's the best in the field where I live. I didn't have any medical insurance lol. He was really kind and didn't let me pay a penny. He even went as...
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    letter of rec follow up?

    So I recently left a lab and asked my PI to write a letter, which he agreed to. Its been 2 weeks since we exchanged emails, and still no letter. I know PIs are super busy and have a lot of stuff to do other than write letters for students, but just wondering: is it too soon to ask email the PI...
  20. Tea Leaf

    Talking about bad grades

    Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a good start to the semester! I was wondering if I could get some advice on how to talk about bad grades to a professor. For a certain class, I don't meet the prerequisite grade of the required class, however, I signed up for this class regardless. I now...
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    Emergency Advice!!!!!!!!!!: academic + volunteering

    Hey guys, I have two 'situations' that I am looking for advice about: Situation 1: Academic In a conversation I had yesterday with my English professor, she decided to mention at the end that I should be prepared for an F participation grade (It's the last week of classes at my school). She...
  22. Dai

    When to request references before PTCAs opens up application?

    So I had a question regarding asking my current professor about sending in a reference letter to the PTCAs system. I am aware they PTCAs launches their 2016-2017 application in June -- however, I am nearly done with my junior semester and I would like my current professor to do a letter before...
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    Part-time Pharmacist and Chemistry lecturer?

    I am about to graduate college with a degree in chemistry, and I plan to apply to pharmacy schools this summer. Question: Is it reasonable to expect that one day I will be able to make money as a (retail) pharmacist part-time, and also teach chemistry at the college level? Background: My...
  24. MedicalMermaid

    Letter of Recommendation - Draft?

    Hello everyone! Since I am about to graduate, I decided to ask some of my professors for letters of recommendations. The very first professors I asked was enthusiastic about writing one for me and suggested I write a sort of draft/outline for her so that she can build off of it. She said to...
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    Critique my email to research professors please?

    Hi guys. I've been trying to email professors regarding research positions for next semester. Take a little time to look at it please? Just looking for feedback so I can have a good first impression before I potentially meet them in person. Thanks! :) P.S. I would have filled in the "I...
  26. neuro17

    Asking retired professor for LOR?

    Ok so I graduated last year and just found out that one of my professors (who was also my pre-med advisor) retired. I knew him for 4 years, constantly met with him, and took one of his classes. He even helped me get my current job. I kept in touch with him a little bit after I graduated but he...
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    How to introduce myself

    Hi, I do research at a medical center that I would really love to attend for medical school. One of the professors there lead successful research studies, and I would like to introduce myself to him in hope of getting a recommendation from him or have him assist me when applying. How do I go...
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    Professor messed up on blackboard with my grade?

    So I received an 84.5/94 on my exam. Not bad at all, but my professor put in a 94.5/94 on blackboard. My question is, is it possible the professor will notice when she calculates the final grade? Will she be able to find out because the grade is over 100? The thing is, she handed back the...