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GI fellowship app

Discussion in 'Gastroenterology' started by myiasis, May 14, 2007.

  1. myiasis

    myiasis Junior Member

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    Would it be acceptable/recommended to have one of my rec letters be written by a med school research adviser, if I had done published research with him and he is a prominent GI doc? Or must all rec letters be from GI attendings from residency who have observed me clinically? (Also, must ALL 3-4 letters be from GI docs?)

    Thanks for any advice!
     
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  3. Gastrapathy

    Gastrapathy no longer apathetic
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    You should definitely get a letter from your research advisor. Research plays a big role in getting a fellowship. Ask him to focus on your potential as a future research geek. Can't really answer your other questions with any confidence but, for what its worth, I used a mixture of GI and non-GI staff for my letters and that worked.
     
  4. myiasis

    myiasis Junior Member

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    Thanks very much for your advice, Gastropathy! Its quite difficult to make GI contacts for rec letters and to do research during internship, hard to believe I have to apply in just a few months! Guess thats why so many folks now apply as R3s.
     

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