kj8210

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Hey guys I was wondering which schools absolutely REQUIRE a D.O LOR? I have one from an MD. I shadowed a D.O for a few months but then went to graduate school immediately and it's been a little over year since I last saw this physician. Is it rude for me to still ask for a LOR? I know I should have asked for one earlier but it totally slipped my mind once I started grad school.
 

tony101

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You need to look up the school requirements. There are a few that absolutely REQUIRE a letter from a DO
 
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Dream_big

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VCOM does as well. They will accept an MD letter for the time being, but you will eventually need to send in a DO letter.
 
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kj8210

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Do you guys think its rude of me to ask for a letter even though I haven't seen this physician in over a year?
 

Marrowist

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Couldn't hurt to try.
 

tony101

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Do you guys think its rude of me to ask for a letter even though I haven't seen this physician in over a year?
Go for it! I was shadowing my DO for 3 weeks. He got to know me and seemed to like me a lot and I just mentioned that some schools do need a letter and he was more then happy to write me one! They remember the process and are more then happy to help fellow students out :)
 
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