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non-academic letter

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by Mountain Cow, May 10, 2007.

  1. Mountain Cow

    Mountain Cow 2+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    What is the definition?

    Ok, it sounds like a dumb question, but does "academic" only refer to profs who taught your courses? How about researchers I have worked with who have not taught any of my courses? Or a researcher I worked with who only taught a few lectures in one of my courses?
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  3. solitude

    solitude Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 27, 2004
    I think you could use the non-academic letter for a researcher with whom you have worked, but who has not taught you in a course (I did). Honestly, I'm not sure that it really matters what the relationship is to you: if they're great letters, they will enhance your application.

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