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Recommendation from med school professor

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Farrah, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Farrah

    Farrah Senior Member
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    Would a letter of recommendation from a medical school professor whose lab I researched in count as one of my science recommendations? Or are those science recommendations only from those professors that are in undergrad? Anybody know?
     
  2. Deuteronomy

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    science letters mean from coursework; lab research is EC letters
     
  3. I had a problem with this. My non-science coursework letter also came from a professor that I did my honors thesis with. I think schools were confused and thought it was a pure EC letter, and I had to explain it once (oddly enough, UCSD emailed me asking about it... no other schools did...) .

    I think other schools might have marked me down for this (?), I mean the ones that explicitly state that the letter should discuss coursework and not just personal qualities.
     
  4. jlee9531

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    EC letter.
     
  5. UCLAstudent

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    I had been out for 5+ and asked this question at several of the schools I thought I might apply to well before the process. They all said pretty much the same thing. They want the letters as they ask for them and expected me to do everything I could to get them. However, they also made it clear that my app could still get considered if I couldnt get the 2-science, 1-non, but it might be a bit of a negative.

    In any case, if youve been out for that long they will likely want to see recent coursework anyway. I just got recs from the profs in these classes.
     
  7. allmightylong

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    isn't it ridiculous for people who have been out of school 4+ years to have to get letters from undergrad professor??????
     

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