tompharm

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Hey guys I was wondering. I graduated about 5 years ago and got a pre-med degree. I think I satisfy all or most of the school entrance requirements. But I don't know how I am going to get LoR. What do you think I should do about that?
 
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Hey guys I was wondering. I graduated about 5 years ago and got a pre-med degree. I think I satisfy all or most of the school entrance requirements. But I don't know how I am going to get LoR. What do you think I should do about that?
I'm pretty sure all of the DO schools need a least one science professor LOR, some need more, so unless you kept in close contact with your previous professors I would recommend taking a science course at a university and getting a letter from the professor
 

drcollete

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Maybe email your old professors to see if they remember you. That's what I did, and I was able to get 3 letters from science professors. I've been out of undergrad since 2010 and hadn't had a science class since 2008. It can't hurt to ask.
 

raymond33

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Hi, I was having the same problem too and I graduated few yrs ago. I emailed most of the DO schools to explain my situation, so far all the DO schools I applied to accept my manager who is a PhD as a reference (but do make sure he/she can comment on your academics). My advice to you is to email or call all the schools you are applying to! Good luck!
 

DE15C

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I believe most schools will consider you a non-traditional applicant. You should speak to the schools you want to apply to and inform them of your situation. Many will accept LOR's from employers or supervisors as a substitute for applicants who have been removed from school for some time. I think in most cases the admissions personnel will be happy to assist you and offer alternative solutions.