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MD LoR from Scribing AND from shadowing?

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Hi,

I'm re-applying this cycle and absolutely loved the scribing exposure I got this year. I talked a lot about it in my personal statement, and also used it as one of my meaningful experiences. I ended up getting a DO letter from a doc I work with but not one from an MD at scribing, since I already have one from a doctor I shadowed previously. Is this a mistake? I know the MD who I shadowed knows me well, but I'm freaking out that MD program admissions will see the letter and wonder why I didn't get a LoR from scribing since I wrote so much about it. I didn't write about shadowing other than noting it in my activities section (not meaningful experience)

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DId you scribe with the DO doc? If you listed scribing as one of your most meaningful experiences, then it would behoove you to obtain a letter regarding it to further flesh out your experience. From what I have heard, MD schools don't care about the degree of the physician. Only DO schools really care that you actually get a letter from a DO. I do not believe a letter from a DO will hurt your application for MD schools. Caveat I am not an ADCOM.
 

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I ended up getting a DO letter from a doc I work with but not one from an MD at scribing, since I already have one from a doctor I shadowed previously. Is this a mistake? I know the MD who I shadowed knows me well, but I'm freaking out that MD program admissions will see the letter and wonder why I didn't get a LoR from scribing since I wrote so much about it. I didn't write about shadowing other than noting it in my activities section (not meaningful experience)

Thanks for any opinions! SDN's been super helpful for me
There are only a handful of MD schools that want anything to do with a shadowing/scribing letter of any type (RFU, the AZ schools, UT).
DO schools, in contrast, love a DO letter of any kind.
 
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There are only a handful of MD schools that want anything to do with a shadowing/scribing letter of any type (RFU, the AZ schools, UT).
DO schools, in contrast, love a DO letter of any kind.

University of Texas wants/likes shadowing/scribing LoRs?
 

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Thanks for the responses!! This eases my worries quite a bit thank you :)
 
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