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Letter of recommendation requirements

premedtriguy

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I am currently in the process of submitting my committee packet on AACOMAS. I know most schools have a requirement that one of the letter writers be either an MD or a DO, but does that mean that we needed to work with them in the clinical setting specifically? I have two letter writers that are MD/PhD's who I performed research with, but never shadowed clinically. Will these satisfy the requirements, or should I reach out to one of the physicians I shadowed a few years ago to see if they still have my letter on file?
 

zNoodlez

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I am currently in the process of submitting my committee packet on AACOMAS. I know most schools have a requirement that one of the letter writers be either an MD or a DO, but does that mean that we needed to work with them in the clinical setting specifically? I have two letter writers that are MD/PhD's who I performed research with, but never shadowed clinically. Will these satisfy the requirements, or should I reach out to one of the physicians I shadowed a few years ago to see if they still have my letter on file?
My only MD letter was from a retired research PI. I worked in his lab for about a year as a research assistant, never shadowed him clinically since he was retired. I had no trouble applying to DO schools that require MD/DO letter.
 
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