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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by brandonite, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. brandonite

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    I have a question about letters of recommendation. My school does not have a premedical advisory committee, which means that I need to go out and hunt down professors for every application I send in.

    I am a Physics major, so most of the profs that know me best are Physics profs. Senior Physics courses tend to have only a dozen or so students, so you actually get to know the profs, as opposed to hundreds in a arts class. Is it bad if I have all of my letters of recommendation from one deparment? I could maybe find a prof from Arts or another Science department to write me a letter, but it wouldn't be as strong a letter as they don't really know me as well.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  3. none

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    Two science and one non-science will almost universally fulfill all minimum reqs for letters. Schools don't care so much about what department the letters come from, they care how well the person knew you and what they say about you.
     
  4. UCMonkey

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    To add on to what none said, its also nice to have at least one letter from somone like an employer, someone who was not necessarily a teacher but still knows you in a professional capacity.
     
  5. Ceelo

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    2 science, 1 non-science seems to be the norm. But does anyone know if you can get someone else (say a doctor) to write you a rec in place of getting one from a non-science faculty?
     

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