I called up Mt. Sinai and they told me that a non-science letter is required, and this can ONLY be from a non-science Faculty member, ie. english teacher, philosophy teacher, etc. A physician letter doesn't count as non-science. The lady did tell me that i could write a letter explaining why i can't get a non-science letter, and that they would still consider my application. my question is, how should i try and spin the letter so that it isn't viewed "that" negatively? I am certain most everyone will reply that it isn't in my best interest, but I can't get a non-science letter that will be worth a crap. so i think i would be better off doing this instead. what do you guys think.