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Is it a problem if I don't ask a pre health advisor to write me a recommendation letter. I don't think she knows me that well! I have asked another advisor to write me a letter, and I'm positive she knows me really well. So what are the thoughts??
 

mitch8017

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Nope, should be good to go. Just look at school's requirements for LOR and make sure you have enough to meet their criteria. I am not sure I have ever seen one ask specifically for an adviser
 

wanderingorion

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Are you talking about a committee letter from your pre-health advisor? If not, it's better to have a LOR from someone that knows you well.
 

wanderingorion

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Do you think that a committee letter is important?
I've seen here that Adcoms are suspicious if you don't utilize a committee letter if your undergrad institution offers one.
 

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Are you switching from one pre health advisor to another pre health advisor? I don't see why that would be an issue as long as you get a committee letter. If you're just talking about another type of advisor in your school (my school had departmental advisors, for example) I would potentially reconsider that as schools tend to be suspicious if you didn't use your school's committee letter.