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Question regarding something in a letter of rec

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by ChodeNode, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. ChodeNode

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    One of my letter-writers sent me a copy of the letter they wrote for me. I didn't read it but asked my wife to look it over for any red flags and she said the ending has something about "presenting the future Dr. So-and-so, M.D."

    I don't think I told this person I'm applying to both MD and DO schools. I'm still waiting to be verified, so I still have plenty of time to address this. Should I ask my letter-writer to revise it to be more neutral or maybe even create a DO-specific letter?

    I guess I'm just not sure if this would offend anybody at the Osteopathic schools.
     
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  3. RuralMedicine

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    If your letter writer is a MD then they may have trouble writing a DO specific letter. Are you not submitting a DO letter with your Osteopathic applications?
     
  4. Abraxas65

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    Probably be a good idea to get a DO LOR. Most of the schools seem to prefer this over a MD letter.
     
  5. Goro

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    We see stuff like that all the time. Don't sweat it.

     
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  6. ChodeNode

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    I think Goro understood what I meant.

    My letter writer was applying the M.D. suffix to me, in a hopeful and presumptive way. The letter-writer in question is not a physician, but yes, I do have a D.O. writing a letter for me.
     

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