Did any of you ask an extremely busy DO to write you a letter of recommendation? How did you get him/her to just sit down and actually write it and get it sent out? At the end of next week I have an interview at LECOM-Erie (my first choice school), and they asked me to have all of my supplementary materials in by the time of the interview. As of right now I have everything turned in except for the DO LOR. I shadowed a DO all summer, and I asked him for a letter of recommendation in September. He still has not written it, even though I have written him a letter about it and contacted his office about five times asking about it! Now, I am quite understanding of why he hasn't really had the chance to write it yet: he recently relocated his office, he devotes a lot of time to the local hospital and his ever-growing number of patients, and he has an large family. But, the fact remains that I need this letter immediately! So, my question is this: What do you think is the best, least-stalkerish way to get in touch with such a busy man and get him to write the letter ASAP? Some of my thoughts: I have his cell phone (which he usually uses only for emergencies), his home phone (he screens his calls), or I could always just visit his office. Any other ideas for how to get his attention? Secondarily, has anyone ever had a successful interview at LECOM-Erie without having everything turned in? What happens if I don't have the LOR by the time of my interview? Thanks!