I will be applying to research-oriented MD programs this upcoming cycle (currently a Junior). LizzyM in high 70's w/ 4.0, strong research for Top 20's (I think? No publications but have Goldwater), okay clinical experience (not a ton but passable). I go to a state school that is ranked highly in public schools.
I have a hobby that I have spent a lot of time on and taken to a very high level (big int'l awards etc.) during college (starting much earlier actually but for the purposes of MD applications since Freshman year), and will definitely be one of my most meaningful activities on my AMCAS.
The 'coach' I have been working with since Freshman year started off really liking me, but ever since a couple of semesters ago (I believe he had some family issues) he has been subtly treating me differently, and my instincts very strongly tell me that he does not like me as much as he used to (stuff like the way he looks / talks at me, etc.). Some of his actions also subtly give me this impression for some reason.
The most letters that I will need for any school that I plan to apply to is 6; I"m not worried about the other letters but this one.
My question is, would it look weird / raise a red flag if I did not end up submitting this letter for MD applications? I do have one exceptional and personal non-science letter, but this was a shorter-term relationship (just a couple of months for a humanities class) from Sophomore year so I do realize that it does not hold as much weight as a longer-term relationship letter. Also, this shorter-term letter would be my only non-science letter (the rest would be research / academics). So in other words, I'm not sure how (1) having only a short-term non-science / character letter would look, no matter how exceptional, (2) how omitting a long-term non-science / character letter for a most meaningful activity (with a lot of achievements) would come off.
Apologies for the long question, and I appreciate all of your feedback!
@LizzyM @gyngyn @Goro would also appreciate your feedback on my situation, thanks so much!