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can shadowing a dentist count as employer LOR?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by IamJetLi, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. can shadowing a dentist count as employer LOR? i already have 2 science 1 non science and need an employer. Last time i worked was 2 years ago and don know if they would stillremember me
     
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  3. dmd2011

    dmd2011 Random Hero
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    shadowing doesnt make you an employee.... so an LOR from the dentist wouldnt count as an employer LOR.
     
  4. Lidopaine82

    Lidopaine82 Senior Member
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    well gee, when you say it like that it sounds soo simple :laugh: :laugh:
     
  5. djeffreyt

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    What school requires a LOR specifically from an employer? Most of the dental schools I looked at when I applied needed either 2 science and a dentist; 1 science, 1 non-science and a dentist; 3 science and a dentist; or two science, a dentist, and 1 other of your choice...but I can't remember a single one asking specifically for an employer.

    It's sad, but there are people who apply to dental school who haven't worked a day in their lives.
     
  6. 1992Corolla

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    ive never heard of this either...elaboration please
     
  7. xtractime

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    no pay = no employee
     
  8. minnesota requires 2 science 1 employer
     
  9. dudewhensmydat

    dudewhensmydat You stay classy.
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    Employment means you're being paid. Shadowing implies your're observing. Unless someone is foolish enough to pay you to watch them work, I would definitely say NO; that'd be a lie.
     
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    I can remember one school requiring a letter from an employer. I think it was Loma Linda. I couldn't get one so they told me to get a letter from someone that knows me personally. Just tell that school, whoever they are, that you can't get a letter from an employer and what they would accept in place of it.
     

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