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LORs - All Female!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by anumama, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. anumama

    anumama 10+ Year Member

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    Hey guys,

    So I was emailing all the professors/volunteer coordinators I want to get LOR from and realized that all but one of them is a female (Im a guy btw)! I was wondering if this could be a bad thing--but before you gals get all angry I am not trying to imply anything about women here. I am just concerned that the adcoms may think that I am unable to interact with guys for some reason. I wouldnt want that to negatively affect my application... or maybe Ill just look like a pimp? :p
     
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  3. Darkshooter326

    Darkshooter326 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Wow, you are joking right :laugh: Haha, no need to overthink your app.
     
  4. msundi83

    msundi83 Chilled Out Entertainer 5+ Year Member

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    yeah dude, you'll never get in anywhere now.
     
  5. pcguy2

    pcguy2 Minneapolis Master 2+ Year Member

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    pimp!!! maybe a younger interviewer will feel threatened by your womenly skillz!
     
  6. DreamyKid

    DreamyKid 10+ Year Member

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    yeah, a guy interviewer would totally reject you dude, rip them up and rewrite them yourself, convert names like alexandra to alex!!!
     
  7. MDee

    MDee 5+ Year Member

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    haha I'm the opposite. I'm a female, and 4 out of my 5 LOR's are from males.
     
  8. BigRedPremed

    BigRedPremed Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Do you have any blacks or hispanics in there? You don't want adcoms to think you're racist.
     
  9. PunjabiCurry

    PunjabiCurry Banned Banned

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    :laugh: Maybe he is one himself !?
     
  10. Cirrus83

    Cirrus83 Too old for this 10+ Year Member

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    lol, all my recs were from men except one, and that one was a purely academic one (aka based solely on my grade in her class), but it just worked out that way since my anatomy/physio prof was a guy, and the prof I knew the best (who wrote my major rec) was also a guy...and my director at work was also a guy...

    Anyways, don't overthink it, nobody cares lol.
     
  11. st0w

    st0w plasticperineum syndrome 10+ Year Member

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    This is why all the adcoms read SDN and laugh at how neurotic we all are. ;)
     
  12. A Tree

    A Tree 2+ Year Member

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    I had three men and three women. I probably got into school because I had such a nice balance.

    OP, I think you'll be okay.
     
  13. arsenewenger

    arsenewenger 2+ Year Member

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    Ah! God save me med school class from neurotic Premeds!!!
     
  14. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    I don't know, should we worry about your ability to interact with men, or your attitude towards women? :eek:

    I never even considered that aspect. Seriously, though, you are overthinking this process considerably. My advice would be to stop thinking about applying to medical school every minute and go out and have some fun.
     
  15. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

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    I'm also anti-segregation, so I made sure that my LOR writers were all mixed-race and androgynous.
     
  16. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

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    Right behind you
    Don't forget to get one from a Christian, a Jewish, a Muslim, and throw in one of the Asian religions for more diversity (Buddhist, Hindu, etc).

    So, let's see, so far we've agreed that you need:

    Hispanic
    African-American
    West Asian
    East Asian
    Caucasian

    Christian
    Jewish
    Muslim
    Buddhist/Hindu

    Male
    Female

    Heterosexual
    Homosexual


    anything else?
     
  17. anumama

    anumama 10+ Year Member

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    hahaha i get the point. thanks guys... i think im just freaking out about getting my mcat score back and since theres nothing i can do till may 16th, all that anxiety is being transferred into the app process.
     
  18. Tired

    Tired Fading away 7+ Year Member

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    Your demonstrated lack of committment to diversity will almost certainly prevent you from getting in. Sexism is no longer tolerated in modern medicine, and the adcoms will certainly see you as a bad candidate.
     
  19. chable

    chable A sphincter says, "what." 7+ Year Member

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    Just explain it in your personal statement. Somewhere along the lines of "I love all races, all religions, all genders, all sexual orientations and all species, and that contributed to my dedication to becoming a doctor."
     
  20. PepperMD

    PepperMD 2+ Year Member

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    Don't forget all species!
     
  21. GreenShirt

    GreenShirt 10+ Year Member

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    They might wonder what he did to get those LOR's;)
     
  22. riceman04

    riceman04 10+ Year Member

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    In the spirit of Wendy Williams: "HOW YOU DOIN!!!!!!!!!!!" :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  23. ssquared

    ssquared Member 2+ Year Member

    Ironically, there would NEVER be a post from somebody saying "All my LORs are from men, is that ok?"

    Gah. :mad:
     

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