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Letter of Rec From a DO Just Starting Residency

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by sexyman, May 3, 2007.

  1. sexyman

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    So I have all of my professor letter of recommendations and a few MD letters.

    I feel like I won't be accepted to a DO school without a DO letter. The only DO that I know will be starting his residency in September. That probably won't suffice right?

    I'm kinda stuck...
     
  2. Papillon11

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    I think it's better to get one from an experienced DO.
     
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    Not all schools require a DO letter.
     
  4. GreenShirt

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    I don't think it would matter, a resident is officially a DO. The whole point of the DO letter is to prove that you've spent some time learning about what a DO is and what they do, and also to have someone give an objective evaluation of your character/motivation. I'd e-mail a few adcom's and ask about it, but on most my applications it didn't state that the DO couldn't be a resident.
     
  5. Dr.Inviz

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    Newbie DO vs. Established DO ... hmm, tough question!
     
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    Are they required to state how long they've been a DO? If not, why bother bringing up the fact that they're new?

    They'll (probably) only know what you tell them.
     
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  7. MaximusD

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    every bleeping time you say Newbie I want to hit you. +pissed+

    :smuggrin:
     
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    Newbie Newbie Newbie Newbie Newbie ...

    Oh and .. Newbie!
     
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    :scared: :mad: Ahhhhhhh!!!!

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    NEWBIE!
     
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    Now that is funny
     
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    I doubt the adcom pays that much attention to how long the DO's been practicing. "Gee, this LOR comes from someone who's been practicing for 5 yrs...that's not as good as someone who's been in it for 20 yrs....rejected".

    Again, the point is to spend time learning about Osteopathy, not to see a Dr. who has a magic radar that can determine if you're Dr. material b/c which they can only get by finishing their residency.

    To settle this debate, I'll e-mail a few schools and ask them about it.
     
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    I called CCOM and the lady in admissions said they would welcome a letter from a resident as long as they clarified their relationship with the applicant and stated their graduating class year. I was debating between my friend I know well who's in residency and a DO I sometimes see at the hospital I work at but have only spoken to a few times. I'm going with the resident because he has a much better picture of my attributes.
     
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    It should not make a difference.
     

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