Here is an issue that I need some help with: I am a student applying to DO schools for the Fall of 2006. Currently, I am filling out my secondaries and hope to have them turned in by the first week of december. At the same time I will also be sending my committee package which includes all my letters of rec. to these schools. My only problem is that I do not have the quintessential letter from a DO physician in my package. I hate myslef for not shadowing a DO earlier! anyway, next week I have set an appointment with a DO and plan on learning as much as I can on that day. But it doesnt seem right to ask for a letter on my first appointment with him. Some of my friends have suggested that I should'nt be embarrased and should go ahead and ask since most people do that anyways. Is this true? If not, I was thinking of sending my committee letters without the DOs letter and asking him to send his letter individually to each school I have applied later after I have gone to his office a few more times.