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5+ Year Member
Sep 17, 2010
So I spent a considerable amount of time (+3 months doing research and working with him in clinic) with this one attending at my school and was hoping to get a LOR from him but when I asked, he me told to write it myself and he would just add a few things. Is this a good thing? and how does one go about and actually write a LOR about oneself without coming off as too self-serving? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Oct 12, 2010
Resident [Any Field]
this happens all the time in my opinion. happened to me. my understanding is that if programs are considering you strongly that they will just contact your letter writer and ask their opinion of you. just write yourself a great letter of recommendation. the chair who asked me to write my added only good things so i thought it was a win win situation.


5+ Year Member
May 26, 2010
Resident [Any Field]
This happened to me as well. It was awkward at first but then said screw it, I'm going to make myself sound amazing. If it's overboard, he can change it a little. My adviser didn't change anything, added a couple of other good things, and off the letter went. Talk yourself up in the letter.
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