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how many letters of rec needed?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by wingy, Sep 2, 2001.

  1. wingy

    wingy Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 27, 2000
    I am not applying this year, but I was just wondering how many letter of recommendations are needed to apply? From which area should the letter of recs. come from? Meaning do I have to have letter of rec. from a science professor, for my major, for english and others from where I work?
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  3. StitchEM

    StitchEM Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    My advisor always touted having 4 letters,2 sci and 2 non-sci. I am applying this year and have found certian schools have odd requests (requirements). Jefferson wants a letter from a chemistry, physics and biology profs. NYMC wants rec. from your major dept. But mostly amy four letters have served me well. I double majored in Biology and Art so I have recs from profs. in both dept whom I worked with and know me well. I also have one from an anthopology prof. who I took alot of classes from. The key is to get your requests to the prof. early, perferably when they still remember you. :D
    Letters from Volunteering are optional at some schools, it can never hurt to collect as many good recs. as you can.
  4. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    Many people send between 4 and 6 letters. Science professors definitely (at least 2, and 3 if you're applying to Jefferson), and make sure to have a humanities one as many schools ask for that. I've not seen a school that asks for English.
  5. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Aug 7, 2000

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