Is this friend a doctor? Professor?Is it inappropriate for a non-related friend I've known 10+ years to write me a recommendation for medical school?
This person is my neighbor and has mentored me throughout my pursuit of a medical career. While I've shadowed many MD's, he knows me best on a personal level and would be most suited to attest to my potential success as a physician,.
Have you shadowed your friend? Would your friend be able to speak to your aptitude for grasping clinical skills? How you are with patients? Professionalism? Basically, would your friend be able to write a letter speaking to the same things as a physician you've shadowed or worked with vs. "I knew Johnny since he was 5 years old and he's a really fun and awesome guy."
My physician letters were both from friends/colleagues I've worked with for years but were written in a very professional manner.