While surfing the website for one of the schools I will be applying to, USUHS, I read that they want at least 1 LOR from a non-science professor. I know just the guy and am planning to ask him this Thursday, but I am a bit worried. Non-science professors , (economics in this case) don't usually write med school LOR so I need to give him a lot of information. I have a sheet with general instructions from the office of reccomendation on my campus, so that is a good start. I am also giving him a copy of my personaol statement, which outlines my motivation beutifully. Finally I am including a document with relevent personal information. I was hoping to get some feedback on what should be in it. Here is what I have: Major GPA Classes Taken Extra Curricular/Clinical Experience, (all I have is ER volunteering and shadowing so I combined the categories) Motivation: to maximize my potential in accordance to my deeply held life philosphy (maximizing human well being and minimzing suffering), combining my love of science, technology and academic prowess. Future Plans: include schools I will be applying to, (general) and outlining my desire for a career as an internist in the US Navy medical corp. I will also be including a pre addressed envelope that can be mailed to the office that holds all my LORs. I will be usuing the same basic packet, to ask for LOR elsewhere. So far I have: 1. Physiology with lab professor, I was the top student in her class and I had a long personal meeting with her to discuss my motivation, she seems very enthusiastic about seeing me go to med school. 2. O-chem lab professor, I was the top student in my lab section and my TA wrote a glowing rec on my behalf. I also met with her and will send the personal statement and relevent info to her. Both of these professors have experience writing LORs for med schools. Then I have: 3. Econ history/ethics and philosophy professor, (mentioned in the personal statement as someone who really changed my life and gave me a deeper, richer appreciation for helping people) Then I need some more advice: Obviously I need a LOR from my ER volunteering, (I have been told by 2 nurses there that I am the best volunteer they have and am liked by the entire staff) but I don't know how to go about getting it. I am sure there is an official channel for this sort of thing but I fear my volunteer coordinator would write it and I haven't seen her in person since I started at the ER. I was hoping to get one of the nurses to write me a LOR, since they have personally worked with me and know my dedication to the cause of helping ease the suffering of the sick. I was also hoping to get a LOR from one of the ER docs I shaddow but then there is the issue of time. First, I really don't know any of the doctors personally, (Their schedules rotate so I shaddow a new one each week, though obviously they repeat after a while). So I was thinking maybe I could write a LOR and have several nurses and doctors sign it, but I don't know how this would be viewed by an admission's board. Does anyone know what is the best method for LORs from a hospital? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.