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Old 06-08-2011
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Question Should I use this LoR!

This is to verify that Dr. A performed excellently as an observer on K service at G hospital, USA. I am very comfortable providing reference for his/her excellent performance as an observer though I have not witnessed primary evaluation or management strategies outside the context of discussion.

Dr. A is a graduate of B U in X who has performed excellently on USMLE examination and has a reasonable fund of knowledge for his/her level of training. Dr. A has performed as a practitioner over the past year in X and recently has been observer United States.

Dr. A is reflective in her approach to pathophysiology and is extremely motivated, highly ethical, and a compassionate care giver. He/She is soft spoken and reticent in language skills thus he/she needs encouragement to display his/her grasp of knowledge and his/her critical thinking. With mentoring an additional comfort with language, I would anticipate he/she would be an excellent candidate for internal medicine residency.

I am very pleased to providers recommendation for Dr. A, please contact me if I can be of further assistance.


I am not fluent in English and very quiet and shy when I am with other people. I would like to ask you guys these questions, please answer me frankly.

1 Should I use this LOR?
2 How can I improve my English skill effectively in a short period?
3 How can I correct the problem of being shy and having a low self confidence? This must be a serious problem during the interview period.
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Old 06-17-2011
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The LoR is not great, but it's fine and you can use it if you don't have other better LoRs.

As for your English fluency, I suggest you try to engage with more and more conversations with English speaking people, you can do that by doing more observerships or trying to find a part time job in any place in USA.

As for your shyness. Well am not a psychiatrist, but I think socialization is the key. The more you meet up with people, the more you build on your social skills and self confidence.
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I agree with steptaker...the more u talk to people, the more confident u'll be
as for English, try watching some movies..they help alot
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