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Too many LORs? How did you decide?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by asunshine, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. asunshine

    asunshine can't sing but i got soul
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    My secondary says I can only have 3 LORs in addition to my committee letter. The problem is that I am a non-trad, and I want to include my post-bacc LOR from my physics prof. I also have LORs from my free clinic MD, an MD coworker, and from my boss (I work in healthcare). How do I decide which one to cut?

    Anyone with a similar experience?
     
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  3. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers
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    I would rank the importance of letter writers (to adcom readers) as follows:

    physics professor
    Boss
    Free clinic supervisor
    co-worker

    Drop the letter from the coworker. You can always send it later (after you interview).
     
  4. jackieMD2007

    jackieMD2007 ***MVI***
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    I have my three science LOR, then one from my boss (I am a non trad too) and one from my volunteer supervisor. :)
     
  5. asunshine

    asunshine can't sing but i got soul
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    Thanks for the help! The coworker (an attending--I'm a nurse) offered to write it and was really excited about writing it. But he didn't have a direct supervisory role, so you make a good point. I plan on calling the admissions office to see if I can add it...fingers crossed!
     

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