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LoR Authors

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by BlackSails, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. BlackSails

    BlackSails 2+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Do Adcoms pay attention to who is writing the letter?

    For example, my calc III class was taught by a grad student. Would his LoR be ignored or margialized as compared to that of a real professor?

    Also, do fancy titles on the LoR authors impress the admissions committee? Eg: Director of Undergraduate Studies, or Dept Chairman, etc
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  3. kerplunk112

    kerplunk112 7+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2006
    yes schools consider who writes the letter. but not to the extent that i would go out of my way to get someone with a fancy title over someone =you had a more intimate relationship with. the grad student thing, i got a grad student to write one of my non science but i would err on the side of caution and get a phd for my bio letters.

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