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LOR Requirements

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by drtran, May 30, 2008.

  1. drtran

    drtran UCSD Pre-med

    May 30, 2008
    I have a few quick questions about LOR's...

    How do schools want you to split up the LOR's (ex: 2 from faculty, 1 from a research professor, 1 from a physician)?

    Is there a certain number of letters of recommendation that must come from professors whose classes you have been in?

    Also, when do we submit them, in the primary or the secondaries?

    Thanks all for any help you can give!
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  3. paradocs we are

    paradocs we are In love with you 2+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    The Falls
    Each school has its own requirements. Search the schools' websites.
  4. chad5871

    chad5871 Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Like paradocsweare said, most schools have their own specific requirements. Check their websites for information on what they are. If you get 2 science profs, 1 non-science prof, and one additional LOR (work/research/extracurricular/MD), you're covered at most schools. Just make sure you look at each school's requirements and stick to their guidelines. Also, most schools prefer (and some require) that you get letters from professors who have actually taught you in a class. Letters are submitted to each school (or to AMCAS) when the secondaries are submitted.

    Hope this helps! Good luck! :luck:

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