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Is it advisable to have a resident write a LOR?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by tijames, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. tijames

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    I shadow at a large hospital group, and almost all of my interaction is with residents. I am particularly close with one resident in the Orthopedics department, he is a second-year resident. Is he a viable LOR writer choice?
     
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    if you have a strong relationship with the resident and he/she actually knows you well, then i see no reason why not
     
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    Is this for DO schools that require one?

    If not, then a letter from any physician (resident or attending) won't help you much
     
  4. tijames

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    for an MD program. I transferred from a small school to a huge school, from which i graduated. I'm not in touch with old profs from my small school, and i have two profs who would give good LORs from my granting institution. However, one is unreliable, so having this resident might be super helpful. Thoughts?
     

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