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Dr.'s Letter of Recommendation

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by nicknack1, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. nicknack1

    nicknack1 Junior Member

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    My brother and father are physicians and both willing to write letters of recommendations. Is it worthless to get a recommendation from a close relative? Obviously any doctor you choose will write something good or you wouldn't be using them in the first place. Any thoughts?
     
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  3. Atlas

    Atlas Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I think so. There isn't much credibility to those letters because although they know you well, they are also a little biased. I'd try to find maybe one of their colleagues who will help you out. That way, it doesn't look like daddy or Bro-man are just saying nice things to get you accepted. Honestly, I'd really look to a non-relative. My 2 cents.
     
  4. asilvey

    asilvey Member 10+ Year Member

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    DO NOT USE A RELATIVE FOR A RECOMMENDATION! If you were on an Ad-Com, would you give this kind of rec. any weight at all? (You better say "No") Like the previous replier says, use someone affiliated with your dad/bro. They should be able to give you just as good a rec. as pops without the overture of significant bias. Good luck!
     
  5. PainMan

    PainMan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I agree dont use them...but they certainly have friends and you have probably met them at a bar-b-que or two. They know the game
     

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