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Letters of Recc

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Giggles411, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Giggles411

    Giggles411 2+ Year Member

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    Hi all,
    I have a somewhat general question. How many letters of Recc are we required to get from Proffs (I went to a large Public University where we didn't have a "Pre-med Committee" which writes us letters). And, are they all suppose to be from Science Professors? Thanks a lot!:hardy:
     
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  3. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    Every school has different requirements. Some want 2 science, some want 2 science + 1 non science... check with them.
     
  4. Surf Rx

    Surf Rx 7+ Year Member

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    I got the attached pdf file from another thread a while back. Not sure how accurate it is, but it gives you an idea.
     

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  5. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

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    I don't know if this is true everywhere, but the general consensus at Fl. schools seems to be the following:

    2 science professors
    1 nonscience professors

    Those are the minimal.

    Some will allow you to send 1 or 2 character letters from someone like a research PI, a volunteer coordinator, a job manager, etc.

    Research PIs generally don't count as science professor letters. You should try to obtain science professor letters from people who have had you as a student.

    To get a good idea of who is a good letter writer, try to talk to others in your school and find out who were good professor LOR writers, or try to figure out who you had a good repretoire with.
     
  6. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

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    Can we get this stickied pretty please with sugar on top??

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Thanks buddy. I'm going to save that and email it to myself for future use.
     
  7. ggman

    ggman 2+ Year Member

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    I think you are covered with two science and one non-science rec. If you have significant EC's, you might want to include a rec from the person in charge (a lab PI for example). Just make sure you don't go over five with your total number of recs.
     

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