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LOR from A nurse Vs a Doctor

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by gildas, Oct 2, 2004.

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  1. gildas

    gildas Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2002
    Mesa Az
    Which one do you think adcoms will give more weigh? a LOR from a RN or a doctor?
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  3. UseUrHeadFred

    UseUrHeadFred Oh no! It's a Wumpus! 5+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2004
    Columbia, MO
    What do you think?
  4. gildas

    gildas Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2002
    Mesa Az
    any thought?
  5. Pinkertinkle

    Pinkertinkle 2003 Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2003
    Probably depends on who knows you better. If you've worked closely with a RN and she(or he) knows you well then go for that, it'll be a lot better than a doctor you've shadowed a few times.
  6. CanIMakeIt

    CanIMakeIt Fellow 10+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2003
    Personally, if they are equal in praising you, I will go with the MD but if the RN LOR is personal and more conveying then I will go with that instead of a lukewarm "he shadowed me few times" MD LOR.....

    In my case I had LOR from MD and PA and the advisor told me (I didn't read them) that they both are pretty much same so I went with MD LOR...
  7. eralza

    eralza Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2004
    Go for diversity!
    My LORs included two undergrad science professors, two physicians, my graduate advisor, and my old commanding officer (RN) from when I was in the Navy. All gave a different perspective.
  8. Unless it's a NP....I'd go for the LOR from the doctor...
  9. lattimer13

    lattimer13 good boy! 10+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    Pacific NW

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