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Running out of LORs!

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Dr.Jamie, May 2, 2007.

  1. Dr.Jamie

    Dr.Jamie New Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    Ok, well, This year will be starting my third application cycle (if I'm not taken off a wait list at my target school) so I'm preparing for that now. I originally had a committee interview with my advisor because she really likes me and has a lot of faith in me. Anyway, for each cycle I've asked for three outside letters of recomendation. I've sort of run out of instructors at this point. I'm the type of person that prefers to ask for LORs from teachers I know, or had some type of beneficial interaction with. Plus, I feel kind of odd going back to a teacher I had four years ago, that barely knew me, and asking for a letter from them. My advisor, and one other professor will be willing to do this for me I'm sure, but besides that I don't know what to do. What would you all do? Any ideas? Have any of you gotten them from employers?
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  3. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    old professors
    community leaders (Succesful busines people etc.)

    Otherwise get a MS degree and get to know new professors???
  4. Dr.Jamie

    Dr.Jamie New Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    ok...well, my uncle is a dentist, and i've worked for him for years. It would look bad to ask him, wouldn't it? What about his friends that are dentists that I've known for years? I did volunteer for a dentist, I could ask her too...even though it was only for thirty hours. I think I put too much emphasis on wanting to have a very close relationship with my LORs. I just don't like putting them on the spot too much, or making them uncomfortable.

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