recommendation letters

  1. L

    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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    Non-Trad Recommendation Letters

    Hi all! I graduated with a Computer Science/Math degree in 2016. I was always interested in healthcare (I took most med school pre-reqs as an undergrad), but I loved Math and tech and opted to go that route because I wasn't sure where I wanted to go in healthcare yet (I also think tech...
  3. spacemuffin

    Recommendation letters for applications for older student

    I just turned 29 and graduated the University in 2012. I plan to apply to medical school in the next year or two, depending on how well my preparation for the MCAT goes. After doing a good deal of research, it seems that many schools require recommendation letters from various professors or a...
  4. M

    questions about recommendation letters/committee letters

    My undergrad premed office offers to provide committee letters to prehealth candidates as long as they meet certain deadlines that begin about 6-8 months before the application cycle begins in May/June. Committee letters are said to be optional at my undergrad and are advertised as a way of...
  5. student-of-life

    Attended Stanford for undergrad - should I use not well known state school postbac committee letter?

    I attended Stanford for undergrad, taught through TFA, and then worked in edtech for a few years before deciding to become a doctor. As a career changer, I've done most of my pre-req requirements over the past 1.5 years at a local state school, which is now offering to write me a committee...
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    Letters of Recommendation

    Is it best to get a recommendation letter from a science teacher? Or would it be fine to get one from a teacher of another class who knew me better? Thank you!!
  7. P

    MSW at UMD

    Hello guys, I have recently been considering MSW at the University of Maryland because I want to take the LCSW route to directly start doing psychotherapy. Now the problem is that I don’t have much work experience..I have only volunteered at Johns Hopkins Hospital twice and shadowed a doctor. I...
  8. LindaAccepted

    Medical What Does an Excellent Medical School Letter of Recommendation Include?

    An excellent letter of recommendation has several key components. On average, letters tend to be about three pages in length. Any more than that is simply too much, considering that each applicant submits at least three letters of recommendation and that medical schools receive on average 5,000...
  9. S

    Letters of Recommendation

    Hey everyone! I'm currently stuck regarding who I should pick to be my letter of recommendation. I'm applying to only Canadian Medschools (I live in Canada). Here are my options: 1. Research (did research for 3 years at a hospital and got 3 publications) 2. Science professor that I know very...
  10. S

    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...
  11. B

    UT-Knoxville and experience/GRE?

    I'm not sure if this has been addressed directly yet about specifically UTK, but I'm wondering about their MPH program and their admissions rigor. I know that places like UGA would pretty much demand quite a bit of experience and a pretty high GRE score to get in. But what about UTK? Do they...
  12. Slippers

    Should you give your letter of intent for residency to the profs you choose to write your rec letter

    What if one of the people you want to write you a rec letter works at one of the programs you are applying to (and could potentially be involved in the selection of candidates there)? And, my letter of intent won't be 100% complete when/if I give it to my potential recommendation letter...
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    Schools that do NOT require Teacher Rec letter

    Anyone know of schools that don't require the teacher rec letter? I'm considering mostly Texas schools but would be willing for any out of state schools like NY, FL, CA, CO
  14. X

    Recommendation letter after secondary

    Hi all, I recently received another letter of recommendation (MUCH stronger than any of the previous ones I had submitted), and I was wondering if we are able to send additional LORs to schools we have already submitted secondaries to? Thanks!
  15. 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...
  16. SrJulio

    How do you thank LOR writers?

    So I know this has been asked before, but I am just going to bring it up again. I want to thank my letter writers for writing me a strong letter. I am thinking about hand written cards with a small gift card. The thing is that I really don't know where they live (and it would be weird for me to...
  17. M

    Recommendation letters

    Hello everyone, This is my second year applying for dental school. Is it OK to use my last year's recommendation letters or they're considered as old letters and not accepted? If anyone can help me, I really be appreciative. Thank you.
  18. L

    Current/past scribes

    I am currently an ER scribe that is starting the process of applying to medical school. I was wondering who you all have asked for recommendation letters in the past. I know I can probably ask a doctor that I've worked with but has anyone ever asked their chief scribe? I was considering it but...
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    Letter of Rec & Volunteer hours

    Hi I was wondering if anyone knew more about the letters of recommendation. I am wondering how many I need and who they should be from. Do I need to have letters from multiple professors? Or can I have some from doctors I shadowed, professors, and professionals (such as supervisors from...
  20. S

    Retaking prereq after already taking advanced science courses?

    I'm currently a junior bio student. I've done terribly in my science classes so far, and I know that. I'm trying to keep moving forward. I want to do a postbacc program after graduation, but I'm afraid my gpa is too low. My overall gpa so far: 3.03 My science gpa so far: 2.4-2.5 Genchem1: A...
  21. sleepyturtle

    Asking current semester professor for recommendation letter (applying this cycle)?

    I was hoping to ask one of my current professors this semester for a recommendation letter, but I'm not sure if I should wait to ask until final grades are posted? I want to give them enough time to write a letter but also be able to comment on my academic performance. Alternatively, I could...
  22. CreedThoughts

    Who's Allowed to Write Recommendation Letters?

    Please direct me to a similar thread, if one exists. I was the president of a fraternity at my undergrad institution. I graduated last year and I will be matriculating into medical school this fall. The volunteering chair of my frat had asked me to write him a recommendation letter for medical...