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Is it Good to have rec. letters from both husband and wife?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jtn, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. jtn

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    I have two professors who are actually married. I really like their personality and I would like to work for them to get to know them and maybe get rec letters. I currently volunteer for one of them, but she doesn't know that I also took her husband's class a year ago (and I would like to TA for him). I'm really not trying to kiss up to them or anything and I don't want to give the impression that I'm kissing up to them since they probably talk to each other about their students at home. Should I just tell her that I also know her husband or should it not be mentioned?

    And also, are med schools alright with having 2 rec letters from professors who are married?? Thanks.
     
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  3. Tweetie_bird

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    I don't think it shoudl be a problem, although they will wonder the overlap of names....I think it should be okay.

    Does Mrs. Doc. have a different last name from her hubby? I mean, did she keep her maiden name or did she take her hubby's last name? If she didn't change it, then you're in luck! Try and find out.
     
  4. Andrew_Doan

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    This should not be a problem. Faculty are distinguished for what they did academically, not for being married to a certain person. If both letter writers have their own distinct career paths, then you'll have two very nice letters.
     
  5. ucdbiochem

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    no problem at all. just make sure they won't give you two identical letters!!!
     
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    I think there is nothing wrong with getting a letter from these two professors. Plus schools might not even know they were married. Some departments have profs with the same names but who aren't related.

    I would let them know that you asked their spouse to write a letter also, I'm sure they will talk about it at home.

    Just curious, but is this a gen chem class?
     
  7. jtn

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    No, one's in Bio Dept. and the other is a non-science prog
     
  8. whyadoctor?

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    that's weird, i have the same thing. letters from two married people, one in the bio department and one non-science. did you go to ASU?
     
  9. CaNEM

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    Sure, I had both my husband and my wife write me letters. Go for it.
     

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