I'm currently an MS4 and will be applying for anesthesia this coming year. As I get together what I need for my application, I was wondering about LORs. I have talked to the graduating 4th years who had told me that at my host institution, it's hard to find anyone that write's good LORs from anesthesia. Accepting this fact and the fact that my away and home anesthesia rotations are in sep/oct., I was thinking of my non-anesthesia LORs. I was recently offered by my Family medicine preceptor who is a DO that he would write me a LOR. I feel that he would write me a pretty good one but I don't know whether family medicine LOR would be acceptable or not? or should I pursue one from elsewhere. In addition, my chief resident in surgery told me that he would write me one, but this seems a bit odd because i don't think any weight would be placed on that letter from a chief? Does it matter who writes the letter as long as its a good one or are some specialties preferred over others?