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Letters of Recommendation

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mattng, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. mattng

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    I mean most schools say a committee letter will suffice and that's what I plan on doing. Should I be worried about getting more letters when applying?
     
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  3. perutz

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    Med schools want to see a diverse package. At most undergrads, the requirements for a committee letter are very basic (3 letters, one of which must be a science prof). So, the burden is really on you to pick your references carefully to illustrate a diverse background. The committee cover letter may touch upon some of your activities but a letter from a research boss or volunteer coordinator can speak more about you and introduce you better.
     
  4. tardyturtle

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    It's usually a good idea to get at least one letter from a science prof and one from a non-science prof. You'll want someone who can evaluate you as a person, and also someone who can evaluate your scientific/critical thinking (lab professors are usually good for this).
     

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