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Resident writing letter of recommendation?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Generalslim, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. Generalslim

    Generalslim New Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    The North Woods
    Hey everybody this is my first post so stay with me. I'm in the midst of completing all of my secondary app's (I know it's late :rolleyes: ) anyway, MN isn't exactly a DO friendly state so my question is....Could I have my friend who is a second year Resident and a graduate of DMU write me a letter of recommendation? Is this poor form? Thanks for the input.
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  3. Billie

    Billie An Oldie but a Goodie... 10+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 1998
    Cleveland, OH
    When I was applying for my Internships, I had a senior resident write a letter of recommendation for me. As far as I know it wasn't a problem, but who knows, there may have been places that didn't like it.
  4. Boomer

    Boomer Supreme Sooner Member 15+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 1999
    In a house
    I had a friend who was an intern at the time recommend must've worked.
  5. TheSouth

    TheSouth Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Louisville, KY
    I had a resident write my rec. But then again it was to Pikeville and they just graduated their first class last year, so I didn't have much of a choice if I wanted someone who had graduated. lol
  6. khalistan

    khalistan Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    I had a 1st year resident who had just graduated from medical school 4 months prior write my recommendation letter. None of the schools I know of minded and it really helped me get in. I think it really just depends on the quality of the letter, if they can talk about you like they 'really' know you and why you want to do this, it shouldn't be a problem.
  7. Kimbalia

    Kimbalia Junior Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Since most of you seem to be med students...I plan to minor in Anthropology and major in Bio. Is this a good combo? Minor was going to be Econ but I talked to a senior resident at Wayne State he said not a good idea.... Any input would be great. :confused:

  8. pags

    pags Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 28, 2000
    I would avoid it. Most people in the medical community feel that letters from attendings have more value than from residents. If you have the opportunity to obtain a letter from an attending vs. a resident, I would do so.

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