LOR for transfer student

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I am a transfer student from another school, so would it be bad if I have a gen chem professor from my old school write me a letter of recommendation? I made the mistake of not getting to know my professors to well, so I have the choice of asking my gen chem professor or my writing professor from my old school, or possibly my biochem teacher from my current school (but I don't think this letter would be as good).

My school also has a committee letter, so I am assuming that counts as one letter. How many letters is it recommended to have, and is it bad having 2 letters from professors?

Another possibility is a letter from one of the doctors I shadowed.
 

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I am a transfer student from another school, so would it be bad if I have a gen chem professor from my old school write me a letter of recommendation? I made the mistake of not getting to know my professors to well, so I have the choice of asking my gen chem professor or my writing professor from my old school, or possibly my biochem teacher from my current school (but I don't think this letter would be as good).

My school also has a committee letter, so I am assuming that counts as one letter. How many letters is it recommended to have, and is it bad having 2 letters from professors?

Another possibility is a letter from one of the doctors I shadowed.

I think it would be fine....I did the prereqs after college through a postbacc program, and we were actually recommended to have a LOR from an undergrad professor. While it's not quite the same situation, having professors from 2 institutions saying you're wonderful I assume would be okay. :)

Many med schools require 3 LORs from professors (sometimes 2 science, 1 nonscience) OR a committee letter (committee letters are usually compilations of those individual LORs). Many undergrad committees, however, have their own requirements in terms of how many LORs you must submit to them, so they're the best people to answer your question.
 
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