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A pre-medical committee letter from your undergraduate institution?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by silverpaw54, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. silverpaw54

    silverpaw54 Member
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    I have to get a letter from my prehealth advisor? She has yet to be helpful and is usually loaded with appointments with other students. Is there not another alternative for a LOR? I have doctors I've shadowed and two professors. Do I need to meet w/ my prehealth advisor now?
     
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  3. medhacker

    medhacker We can end world poverty!
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    It depends on your school. Does you school specifically require you go through the prehealth advisro to get a LOR for med school?

    how about the schools you are applying to? do they specifically request this?
     
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    "Please complete the following secondary application and have letters of recommendation forwarded to our Admissions Office. We will accept:
    1. A pre-medical committee letter from your undergraduate institution or"

    This is from UMDNJ's secondary.
     
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    What comes after
    I know UMDNJ-SOM will take individual letters from your profs.
     
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    Please complete the following secondary application and have letters of recommendation forwarded to our Admissions Office. We will accept:
    1. A pre-medical committee letter from your undergraduate institution or
    2. Two science faculty letters of recommendation
     
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    It sounds like the problem is that you don't know your pre-health advisor very well. If you've never met with them, even once, I would say the best thing to do would be making an appointment as quickly as possible and explaining your situation. I've only talked one-on-one with mine one time, and I go to a big university. He has responsibility for a lot of students, but I think it really helped just talking to him that one time for 15 minutes. They probably understand there are a lot of students like you in your same situation, and they'll probably work with you if you can just get in touch with them.
     
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    There you go, problem solved
     
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    Doh! I totally didn't read the OR part. Excuse me.
     

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