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Letter of Rec. from lab TA??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by spyyder31, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. spyyder31

    spyyder31 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 27, 2000
    Reno, NV
    Has anyone been successful in doing this, or know someone that was successful? How about getting a letter from a TA(PHD student) and having the letter endorsed by the course coordinator? I ask this because our coordinator was NEVER around aside from a 20 min. introduction on the first meeting.
    It was a 2 credit lab in cell biology/genetics (one of the toughest on campus) and I really rocked it. I think that the TA could would write a good letter, I just don't want the letter brushed aside. Thanks!
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  3. Thumper

    Thumper Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2001
    Hi, I approached my Phy Sci professor about writing a LOR, and he suggested I ask the TA, who obviously knew me better. I was a bit hesitant at first, but my professor said that as long as the TA writes it, and my professor signs it (basically varifying that eveything is true and you did not single-handedly find the cure for cancer <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ) the admissions committee will accept it. Just make sure that your teachers signature is on there, and you will be just fine. Good luck! :)
  4. sport

    sport Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    You will be fine. I had my physics TA write the letter and then had the Prof. sign it. The TA new me a lot better than the prof. Anyway, it did not hurt me one bit, fact is it was probably better since it was more personal.

    Good luck

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