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non science LORs?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by dopaminesurge, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. dopaminesurge

    dopaminesurge My friends calls me Steve
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    What schools demand a non-science prof. LOR?
     
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    Liquidshock Junior Member
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    according to my own research, following schools require a non-science letter:

    umich
    harvard
    mount sinai


    Please add on to the list and save those who lack non-science lor.
     
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    I e-mailed Harvard explaining that I haven't taken a non-science course in four years, and they said it was okay if I didn't send in a LOR from a non-science prof. I'm sure other schools would be willing to waive the requirement if you have a valid reason.
     
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    I have applied to 12 schools and I believe all of them required a non-science LOR if submitting the individual letters instead of committee. I think this is pretty common, so may be more useful to ask which schools don't require it?
     
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    dopaminesurge My friends calls me Steve
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    Seems like Yale is one of those 12? I applied without one last year and I got waitlisted. Unless we're defining non-science differently. How about the director of a hospital in which I volunteered?
     
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    I've had a similar experience in that almost all of my schools have required a non-science LOR. The caveat they usually state is that if you've been out of school for a while, it's usually waived, so I'd give them a call (they might let a volunteer expereince one count).
     
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    I just double checked. You are right. Yale's requirement is 3 letters, 2 of which must be science. The 3rd can be science or non-science. So non-science is technically not required. I think a lot of schools would count the Director of a Hospital as a non-science since it is not an academic letter for a science curriculum.
     

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