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How many LORs do I need and the breakdown?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Tofurkey, May 7, 2004.

  1. Tofurkey

    Tofurkey Senior Member
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    Hello,

    Can you tell me how many LORs I need and the breakdown--is it 3 academic, one clinical?

    Thanks,

    Tofurkey
     
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  3. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much
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    No more than 6 ever, even if you have 7 or 8 GREAT ones. NEVER more than 6. That comes right from the mouth of at least 3 med school adcoms I have spoken to.

    Schools vary with what they want. Some want science profs and non science, some want 2 profs and whoever else you want to send. It will really depend on the school. Perhaps you could post what schools you are applying to and people who applied there could tell you the requirements.
     
  4. mikeyboy

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    I think, to be safe, get 3 science, 1 non science, and at least one outside of school. That should cover everything, or nearly everything.
     
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    I am sure you already know this, but i just met with my pre-med advisor with the same questions and her suggestion was in this order -
    - Academic
    - Professional
    - Clinical (Volunteering/Shadowing etc.)

    She said if you have all the of the above then, you may consider a personal family physican who knows you well kinda thing but this is not recommended.

    Best,
    Scout
     
  6. skiz knot

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    seriously, don't be so lazy

    How you (the OP) gonna get through med school if you have to have everything told to you?
     

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