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Not waiving right to read LORs

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moop, May 14, 2014.

  1. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    Curious– Is this really bad? Do committees care about this? Has anyone done this before? What are the costs and possible risks to doing so?
     
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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Moderator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

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    This is rare. Don't do it.
     
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    Bad idea. It basically says "I'm not sure what they said about me and I'm not confident in what they think of me"
     
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  5. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    Oh no lol I'm not thinking of doing it. Just curious. This is just another episode of "2 am premed thoughts" after too much excitement over the Heat beating the Nets with a late surge rally.
     
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  6. mehc012

    mehc012 Big Damn Hero 5+ Year Member

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    How does the school even know if you've seen?
     
  7. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    They will be informed and it says on AMCAS. Most UG committees Will also ask if you've waived the right (especially those with an LOR service), and they will pass that on.

    Unofficial seeing the letter because your prof is awesome obv wouldn't be known.
     
  8. mehc012

    mehc012 Big Damn Hero 5+ Year Member

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    I was going to say...just because I waive my RIGHT to something doesn't mean I can't have it. It just means I can't demand it/expect to get it!
     
  9. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

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    None of the LOR will be taken seriously. They are compromised because by knowing that the requester has not waived the right to see the letter's content, the writer will be inhibited from being truthful. Capeesh?

     
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  10. darkjedi

    darkjedi how did this get here I am not good with computer Physician 7+ Year Member

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    if you don't waive your right, the letter is effectively thrown out and ignored
     

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