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peer rec

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Madhatter, Sep 30, 2004.

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  1. Madhatter

    Madhatter Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    hey! does anyone have any ideas on how to begin a peer rec??? i can't seem to think of anything to write....
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  3. stoic

    stoic "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted" Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    Nov 4, 2000
    sodom, south georgia
    A peer rec?

    Unless the school you're writing it for specifically requires a "peer rec," I would advise whomever you're writing for to find a better LOR source.
  4. Madhatter

    Madhatter Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    UF requires a peer rec, does anyone know of any other schools??
  5. phleebie

    phleebie $26 in my hand. 7+ Year Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    a peer rec? what a joke!
  6. synapse lapse

    synapse lapse tokyo robotic 10+ Year Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    I think that you should siply list your interactions with that person and highlight their good qualities. I imagine ya'll are good friends, so that should be easy. Just list their good attributes like integrity, compassion, etc....
  7. deuist

    deuist Stealthfully Sarcastic Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Air Force
    Florida State requires one, too.
  8. Fusion

    Fusion Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    As does University of South Florida...so I guess all the state schools in FL ask for a peer rec.
  9. Madhatter

    Madhatter Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    WHAT??!! I didn't know FSU and USF required peer recs!!!! can anyone give me more info on this??
  10. dandelion

    dandelion Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 4, 2004

    Yup, UF, FSU, USF all require peer recs. Actually, USF requires "two personal letters of character recommendation" from "your family physician, close friend, a neighbor, alumni, or a person who can attest to your interest in Medicine." I'm using the same peer rec for all three schools, & I'm hoping that my volunteer rec will fit into USF's "a person who can attest to your interest in Medicine" category & count as a second letter.
  11. queeneleanor77

    queeneleanor77 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    I had my best friend that I've known since ninth grade write my peer rec for UF. She wrote about how I've always been interested in medicine and what I did in high school (and since then) to make progress toward that goal. She mentioned personal qualities about me and how they would contribute toward a career in medicine, etc. It was a really nice letter. For USF, I had my boss and a doctor I shadowed write letters - I didn't get to read those so I don't know what they said. I think that anyone who doesn't know you in the classroom setting can only talk about personal qualities that you have that would make you a good physician or skills that are transferable to medicine. Hope that helps.

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