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Schools that have Letter of Rec Forms

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Doctor Octopus, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    May 23, 2002
    Hey gang.

    I had my LOR's sent early with the exception of UMich, because someone said they will throw them away.

    The problem is that now that secondaries are arriving, two schools already have had their own LOR forms that they want. I'm having to re-send some stuff.

    These Schools are:

    NEOUCOM (form preferred)
    U of W. Virginia (forms mandatory)

    Please post if there are any others like this.
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  3. kam730

    kam730 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 17, 2002
    I have a question about those LOR forms. My school does not send pre-med committee letters, but they do collect your LORs and file them and then send them out to the schools you specify. Now that I am receiving secondaries and getting these forms, I dont know what to do. I do not want my profs to have to re-write the letters using these forms. Will it be ok to just have the letters sent from the pre-med office as-is? Any adivce?
  4. jot


    i wouldn't worry about the forms - they understand if you can't - i don't even think they are preferable in any way. don't sweat it.
  5. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Portland, OR
    University of Nevada had LOR forms last year.

    I'm sure it would be alright if you didn't use the forms. But to be certain, just call the admissions offices and ask.
  6. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    I didn't use those forms last year for any of the 23 schools I applied to, and it was not a problem.
  7. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    May 23, 2002
    The admissions lady at UWVaSOM said that the forms must accompany the letters, or else they will not be considered. She was really nice, and told me that she would allow me to just have the professors fill out the forms and that she would attach them to the letters. Hopefully none of my other schools have this requirement.
  8. Bikini Princess

    Bikini Princess 7+ Year Member

    May 26, 2002
    I've heard that many schools don't expect you to do all the forms, and many people who get interviews without them. However, I think it depends on the particular school.
  9. RealAdmDir

    RealAdmDir Junior Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    I can't imagine that any med school admissions office would "throw away" unsolicited LOR. Umich doesn't.

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