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what is considered to be a good LOR for character reference?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by coralfangs, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. coralfangs

    coralfangs Senior Member
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    just wondering
     
  2. jillibean

    jillibean Senior Member
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    A world renowned MD (preferably nobel laureate) saying you are in the top 5% of medical students they have known and they are confident that the obstacles of medical school and beyond are well within your stride.
     
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  3. coralfangs

    coralfangs Senior Member
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    hehe sorry, wasnt specific

    i meant character reference

    i have 2 from faculty members, 1 from a hospital chaplain for character reference
     
  4. jackieMD2007

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    Um...I don't know. Your volunteer coordinator? Your boss?

    What school wants a character reference? Isn't that part of the whole LOR situation anyway?? :confused:
     
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  5. BrownianMotion

    BrownianMotion Einstein's Simple Diffusion
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    UF wants a personal character reference, guessin somethin like a friend or a roommate...
     
  6. tomorrowgirl99

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    I was wondering about UF. Why do they need a letter from a peer?
     
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    i thought all ur non-academic lors are supposed to talk about ur characters?
     
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    If someone can't attest to your character, then they're probably not a good person to ask for a letter.
     
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  9. MiesVanDerMom

    MiesVanDerMom D.o. or Die
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    Jefferson has this program for people wanting to go into rural family practice in PA. i thought, great, that's my goal exactly. then I see the application requirements: three LOR from community leaders in my home county. WTF? OK, first of all, haven't lived there ina few years. Second of all, I wasn't connected with ANY "community leaders". Who is? I've got three prof LORs since i went to school there. bah. oh well...
     
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