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Getting a letter of recommendation from mentor or PI

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Richanesthesiologist

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I am working in a lab this summer at an REU, and I was wondering if medical schools would accept a letter of recommendation from my mentor or if it would be better if it was from my P.I. My mentor also has a P.H.D, and English is his second language. I work the whole day with my mentor and ask him questions, show him my results, etc. On the other hand, I might only give a cursory salutation to my P.I once a day. If a letter from my PI is weighted more, how can I try to develop a closer relationship with my PI over the next 8 weeks?


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If your PI doesn't interact with you on a daily basis, he or she will most likely ask your mentor for input and/or ask your mentor to draft most/all of the letter. The only difference is that you will get the PI's name on it.
 
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