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i would like to ask you guys:

does it matter if I get LOR from a researcher that I worked with (research in US)
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and thank you
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Hello,

i would like to ask you guys:

does it matter if I get LOR from a researcher that I worked with (research in US)
?

and thank you
I believe the most valued letter of recommendations are those citing hands-on U.S. clinical experience. I would also assume a research orientated LOR holds a good amount of value too, much more than one citing just a pure observership.
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thanks man, i appreciate it
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it's more valued than clinical non US LOR
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"Despite student perceptions that research in medical school is an essential ingredient for a successful application to residency, our findings indicate that research experience ranks low among selection criteria when all specialties are grouped together. The NRMP also found that research experience in medical school did not differ significantly among U.S. seniors who matched in their specialties of choice and those who did not.1 This was consistent across competitive and noncompetitive specialties. It should be noted, however, that in our survey, program directors in particularly competitive specialties (radiation oncology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, and dermatology) ranked research experience highly (Table 3). It may be that when all other selection criteria are outstanding among applicants to a particular specialty, research experience or research publications may help discriminate candidates."

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