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I shadowed a surgeon in Europe 8 hours a day for 3 weeks (~120 hours; weekdays only). Sometimes we even ate lunch together, so I think he knows me well by now. Should I ask him for a LOR? Because some people in the forum say "don't get a LOR from who you shadowed for a short period of time". I mentioned him about the LOR in the last couple days and he said he would love to write one.
 

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I shadowed a surgeon in Europe 8 hours a day for 3 weeks (~120 hours; weekdays only). Sometimes we even ate lunch together, so I think he knows me well by now. Should I ask him for a LOR? Because some people in the forum say "don't get a LOR from who you shadowed for a short period of time". I mentioned him about the LOR in the last couple days and he said he would love to write one.
120 hours is a LOONNNGGGG time.

If he wants to write you one, why not go for it?
 
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eez

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120 hours is a LOONNNGGGG time.

If he wants to write you one, why not go for it?
Well, true. I just wanted to make a new thread and ask this question since some people think 3 weeks is a short period of time.
 

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Well, true. I just wanted to make a new thread and ask this question since some people think 3 weeks is a short period of time.
:thumbup: I agree with Trexate. 120 hours of shadowing is 92 in human years. Go for it if you think he'll write a good letter.
 
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:thumbup: I agree with Trexate. 120 hours of shadowing is 92 in human years. Go for it if you think he'll write a good letter.
all right thanks for the responses