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Somewhat odd LOR?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by gobruins, May 31, 2002.

  1. gobruins

    gobruins Member

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    what's everybody's take on LORs not coming from class but from people you met through class projects?

    I've had the great chance to be part of a project management team for an medical information technology start-up. The project was for a graduate class I'm enrolled in (masters program). I had a great time, learned a lot of the business, politics, and law of medicine, and got to know the CEO and VP who are willing to write a letter of rec.

    Only problem is I'm just not sure how adcoms would view a letter of rec of this nature. I have 5 LORs at the moment (some are from undergrad classes, research, and shadowing) and didn't want to dilute them (i.e. having too many that the adcom might not read all of them).

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Sweet Tea

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    I don't know about including them as a standard LOR, but here's an idea... if you get waitlisted at a school you really want to go to, you could get these people to write additional LORs to send to the schools you're waitlisted at. (and no, i'm not implying you're going to get waitlisted!!)

    hope this helps :)
     
  4. reesie0726

    reesie0726 Senior Member

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    Are you going through your premed committee? If so, I say get as many letters as you can and your committee will take the best of all of the letters to write a composite letter. Getting a letter from these folk cant hurt you and it might help.
     
  5. Nuclearrabbit

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    I don't think 6 letters of recommendation are going to hurt you. I had 6, and it seemed to be ok. If it's a strong letter, keep it.
     
  6. gobruins

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Sweet Tea:
    <strong>(and no, i'm not implying you're going to get waitlisted!!)

    hope this helps :) </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks for the tips. There's no premedical committee but I've been waitlisted before so this sounds like a memorable way of reminding schools lol.

    I'll be sure to remember this :) .
     
  7. Raist

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    Hi Gobruins, I was wondering if you could elaborate on the company you work for. It sounds really cool and I'm interested in medical informatics and I go to UCLA. Do you know if they're hiring or anything? Thanks in advance!
     
  8. EpiII

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    If they can speak to the kind of person you are, etc., then it is a good idea.

    6 letters might be a bit much. Some schools only want a certain number. I know because I asked them.

    I had 2 undergrad profs, one grad prof and my current supervisor write one (I am 8 years removed from undergrad). I do not think that what the 5th or 6th, etc. person is going to say is going to get you in if the other 3 or 4 did not say the magic words. If you send in 6, they all better agree and be real good.
     
  9. gobruins

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Raist:
    <strong>Hi Gobruins, I was wondering if you could elaborate on the company you work for. It sounds really cool and I'm interested in medical informatics and I go to UCLA. Do you know if they're hiring or anything? Thanks in advance!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sent you a PM Raist.
     
  10. Raist

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    Hi gobruins, sent you one back :)
     

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