Hey everyone. I just finished a research stint at a pharmacology lab today. By the way, thanks for the advice to everyone who responded to my previous question--I will be an author in the publication I am going to start Sophomore year in the fall, so there is still lots of time before I submit my AMCAS; and I definitely want to have this prof's letter as a rec. Unfortunately, he is in Texas, and I go to school in New York and next summer I will be abroad; so I will not see him at all. When should I ask him for a LOR? I will be keeping in touch with him, since we are both going to write the paper, but it will be through e-mail mostly. Asking him sooner means I will be fresh in his memory; but then should i just ask him to give it to me instead of submitting it somewhere? Also, this will be good since I can then use the rec for getting other research positions, etc. However, it seems that it would be more appropriate to ask closer to the time that I apply to med schools. However, then I wouldn't be able to use his rec to get other research positions. Suggestions? Comments? Advice? Thanks!