Ok, so now let's talk about getting the LOR from a D.O. - I don't really know any D.O.'s personally. There's only one or two in town and about 15 within a 25 mile radius. I began by using the simple expedient of picking up the phone book and calling their offices and asking if I could come in and shadow them for a day or so. One told me their office was too small to accomodate that (huh?) and the other told me that medically and legally, he couldn't do that. Seems strange since I've been invited to shadow someone in an ER. So, what are some recommendations on getting a LOR from a DO? About LORs in general - my A&P professor was a former pediatrician from Brazil and I know she'll give me a good LOR. My Gen. Chem. professor is a PhD and was actually the one who encouraged me to go to med. school. Would those two be ok?