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LOR logistics question..

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by willow18, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. willow18

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    A doctor whom i'm doing research with wrote me an LOR and I need it sent to 15+ schools. Does he have to print and sign 15 letters or are copies ok? Also, do all the envelopes have to be sealed/signed if they're coming from him?

    My school already sent my 'committee' letter so they can't handle this one.
     
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  3. hmmm. I'm not sure. Although, if it was me I would have the recommender send out 15 original letters. Perhaps, you could check if the schools will take copies...or consult an outside letter collecting service...

    Good Luck.

    Angel
     
  4. lattimer13

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    my undergrad had a prehealth professions office that held the original letters from the writers and then we just emailed them w/ the name of the school and they would make copies of the letters and mail them out...only cost was for stamps.

    so copies of the original would be fine.
     
  5. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California
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    Most schools disregard unsealed letters of recommendation.
     
  6. willow18

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    Oh boy. I hope he has a rubber stamp.
     
  7. 10yearmedic

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    Do everything for him in advance. Make copies of the letter, and have preprinted envelopes for every school you are going to send them to. Take him a latte, and ask him to sign the letters. As he signs them put them in the envelope, seal it, and have him sign the back. If he thought highly enough of you to write the letter in the first place, he probably won't mind signing a few copies if you make it as simple as possible for him.
     
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    So your school won't make copies of the new LOR and staple a quick letter stating that this additional letter is for your file? That sucks!

    10yearmedic has a good plan. All your doc will have to do is just sign 15 times and mail em.
     
  9. willow18

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    I guess i'll do what 10yearmedic says, prepare everything beforehand... About the pre-printed envelopes, I was under some impression that the envelope has to be "official stationary" so I wasn't sure about that, but I guess i'll just print his name/address as the return address.

    They probably would do it, but I don't have classes this semester, and it's a pain to go down there, besides, I need these things out asap. I'm already complete at most schools for some time now.
     

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