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apropos LOR requirements

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by goldenstandard2, May 11, 2008.

  1. goldenstandard2

    goldenstandard2 Banned

    Apr 23, 2008
    when you say it says "science faculty" on the description of LOR requirements, does the LOR need to be from a prof that you have taken a class with, or can it be any science faculty member who knows you and can speak on your values/aptitude? Also, does the science faculty member have to be from your host institution, or could it be from a university where you did a summer of research, for example?
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  3. iA-MD2013

    iA-MD2013 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    i think it has to be from a prof who's taught you. but if you can get a good letter from a science faculty member (who hasn't taught you), go for it!
  4. SirGecko

    SirGecko Go Navy 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    What my school says is that you have to have two science/engineering professors and one other professor all that have actually had you in a class and are from your institution. (I think they say one can be from independent research if you want but still from the school) If you can get another recommendation from that guy at a different school it can't hurt but I'd plan on getting those letter from the professors you have actually had classes with as well.
  5. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Orange, CA
    It has to be someone who taught you. You can use a PI for the non-academic requirements.

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