i would dump number 5 to start off. then probably 6. although if u wanna keep a nonscience then dump 4kelpy said:I am a rising senior in college who's applying to medical school this year. I currently have 7 recommendation letters in my file:
1- from my current PI: has said great things about me in the letter, knows about my research project
2- old PI: excellent letter, knows me personally and academically, however does not have much to say about my research
3- biophysics prof: great letter
4- bio prof: probably a good letter, since i did well in his class
5- bio prof: a good rec but probably ordinary and not really personal
6- humanities prof: does not know me that well, but should be good enough
7- volunteer coordinator: again a generic letter
I think 7 recommendations are too many and the adcoms won't even bother reading them. So what do you guys think I should do? Which recommendations should I send? Any advice is appreciated.
A lot of schools will specify certain letters that they want, if you don't have/use a pre-medical committee recommendation. So it's probably a good thing that you've got a wide variety to pull from. See what the schools say when you do their secondaries, and if you're given a choice, send those that you feel will reflect best on you, while also giving a full picture of what you've done in college. (i.e. don't send only letters from your PI's, include some other aspects of your extra-curricular life)kelpy said:I think 7 recommendations are too many and the adcoms won't even bother reading them. So what do you guys think I should do? Which recommendations should I send? Any advice is appreciated.
your pre-med committee people should tell you how many they want/need. for instance, my shcool wanted 3 but recommended 5.MaryWrathers said:I know this question may sound naive/ignorant, but do applicants submit all individual rec letters or just 1 pre-med committee letter? If it is the latter, then it shouldn't matter how many rec letters we garner, correct?
Thank you for your help.
kelpy said:What is the maximum number of recommendations that we can submit?