Requirements for LORs

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  1. walrus

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    Hey guys. I was under the impression that you could get letters of recommendation from anyone you wanted. I mean, is it absolutely required that you get LOR's from at least 2 science professors? What if you got them from only one science professor?

    Basically, I got 4 LORs: 1 from a science professor, 1 from a non-science, 1 from a PhD I did lab research for and 1 from my boss at a job I had while I worked through school. Am I screwed here? Do I need to get another science professor, or can I stick with what I've got?

    thanks
     
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  3. SMW

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    Each school has their own requirements which they tell you about on the secondary app. Some schools also have the info on their websites. The most usual request is 2 science and 1 non-science, but some schools ask for a humanities prof, and one (I believe it was Case, but don't quote me, wanted 1 bio, 1 chem, 1 physics, and 1 humanities!:rolleyes: The whole thing becomes moot if your school has a pre-med committee and will be sending a composite letter based on the letters they've collected for you (I guess the undergrad pre-med committees probably have their own requirements for numbers and kinds of letter, but my school didn't have one, so don't really have a good understanding of that whole process). Most med schools require you to use the pre-med committee if your school has one.
     
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    Bottom line: you need to check each school's requirements. They are not all the same.
     
  5. walrus

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    so if my school sends a premed committee letter, I don't have to worry about the breakdown of types of letters?
     

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