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When to ask for Rec Letter

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by braineac, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. braineac

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    How early is too early to get a rec letter? I'm a second year now and I'd like to ask a staff member I'm working with around Spring. Is it too early?
     
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  3. Isoprop

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    never too early. just give them a month or two and have them send it to interfolio or virtual evals.
     
  4. Steeler7588

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    I'm aiming to ask people around February. I'll start working on my PS this break and January, get it proofread and all that jazz, and then hand in a packet to any people I'd want to write me letters. They're all people I did very well in their classes and got to know, but they might not know my motivations, so I just want to be prepared to present them with a resume and PS and offer to "interview" with them about why I want to be a doctor, just so they have an idea of why I chose this path.
     
  5. shemarty

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    It's not too early, but you might end up meeting a lot of people in your 3rd year that you ultimately end up getting to know much better. There were people that I considered asking in my 2nd year that I ended up not asking at all by the time I was actually applying. It never hurts to keep the letter on file, though.
     

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